This type of poll always amuses me. Is it a reflection on the subject or on the person casting the vote? Is it more of a prediction or hope of the voter? I mean, who predicts someone will dnf? Regardless, I'm putting the poll here and will likely end it and "analyze" the results on Thurs (one week before the race).
I've never trained for anything this hard. I'm 100% ready and feel perfect physically and almost perfect mentally (it's coming along...it's a process). Ran a fun route with Steve on Saturday up onto Rattlesnake Gulch and onto Eldorado Springs trail for 3 hours. Then had a great ~3 hour run with Tim W over on Walker Ranch yesterday for some final inspiration and advice. I handled his Leadville buckle (while detached from his body) and gained some extra energy from that. I'll likely get Nick Pedatella (huge congratulations to him on his Wasatch 100 a couple days ago) to get his Wolverine buckle (sub 24 hour finish at Bear 100 gets the coveted Wolverine buckle) out for me to hold and rub on my forehead for energy.
I have my splits finalized and they seem pretty manageable. One that I'll divulge is reaching 62 miles in 13 hours; that's based off several cross factors including distance, climb, splits from others' runs, my ability, wanting to be conservative, etc. That gives me 10.5 hours to go 38 miles. It's also at that point that I'll pick up my pacer (I have two potential in mind, both of whom would be my lock on a sub 24 hour finish in my mind). I feel confident in sub 24. I mean why line up if I don't truly believe that?