|A photo from GZ's door to Bear run last Saturday (him in yellow, me in white). Photo by Mtnrunner2|
Aside from worrying constantly about the weather forecast for the race Friday, I'm feeling good. Getting out for my last little run today then packing and getting ready to catch my flight in the early AM.
Though it's silly for me to look at the other competitors, I can't help thinking about it. Eric Storheim is the the one to beat in my mind. Dan Vega showed he's got some wheels in the early season, Jay Aldous is full of toughness and experience, Mark Tanaka can pull out a fast 100 whenever he wants it seems. Karl is always the favorite no matter what his level of readiness is. He just popped off 70 miles at CTM100 when it was canceled mid-race last weekend but If he's at the start line of any race, he's the one I expect to cross the finish line first. It'll just be a delight for me to start a race with him again.
With the start not until noon Friday, I'll have plenty of time to fiddle with start clothing and gear. The high humidity on the island is going to make the 30 degree night temps feel extra clammy and chilled. Better than 100 degrees, I suppose.
Here's to a fun, safe, and successful race for everyone in the 100mi, 50mi, 50k, and 25k. Race Director, Jim Skaggs, really cares about putting on some of the best races, and it shows.