The next race I'm aiming for is in a few weeks in Bend, Or. It's the MTB Marathon National Championships, while not quite as hard as Leadville in terms of mileage (62 miles), it does climb a considerable amount with over 6,000'. The long format race suits my strengths more than the traditional cross-country race. Given the amount of climbing and mileage my training in the Bay Area almost matches the course profile with the exception of starting altitude, which is roughly 5,000' above sea level. I'll be heading out a couple of days early to acclimate as much as possible while pre-riding as much of the course before the race on Saturday. Time to start prepping.