Might as well either settle in and absorb the banality of race thoughts that frequent my mind at accelerated rates as Antelope 100 approaches or pinch my blog off your reading list for the next 20 days.
Race start times:
There are some odd start times out there. Cheat Moonshine Madness 50 miler starts at 9pm. I'm not sure whether this race still exists. Leadville 100 starts at 4am. Bear 100 starts at 6am. Grindstone 100 at 6pm. Hellgate 100k at 12:01am (midnight).
I don't know which start time I prefer. I suppose I'm used to starting races early in the morning. Antelope 100 will start at NOON, Friday March 25th. That will be weird. I usually hit my low energy point in the day around 2pm, so it could work out well for holding back on the early pacing. Nick P. seems to think I'll be sprinting for the first 50 miles and feels I should just pack a headlamp at the 50 mile mark drop bag. He says it'll be light until 8:12pm (he thinks he's hot stuff. I had to show him where the Big Dipper was). Yeah, I looked it up, rocket boy is talking about astronomical twilight. There's normal human sunset, then civil twilight (can see your hand in front of your face), then nautical twilight (you have to be on the ocean so you don't run into something because you can't see shit), then astronomical twilight. I'm figuring astronomical twilight means you can see every star in the sky because it's ink black dark out and you'll trip and smash your teeth out running without a headlamp.
I decided to fly to SLC for the race. It's better than sitting in a car for 8+ hours and getting all stiff. I'll hitch a ride home with SKatona. He keeps the heated seats in his car on full blast, like toaster oven coils because his normal heater only blows cold air.
Need to act like I'm working, so potential splits will have to wait for now.