The schedule thus far:
- Feb 16 - Moab Red Hot 50k+
- Mar 22 - Buffalo Run 50 mile
- Apr 19 - BSTM
- May 3 - Miwok 100k
- Jun 7 - Squaw Peak 50 mile
- Jul 26 - Wasastch Speedgoat 50k
- Aug - El Vaquero Loco 50k
- ??Sep 9 - Wasatch 100 (lottery)
- Sep 26 - Bear 100
Initially I had wanted to do the San Juan Solstice in June but we decided to do a family vacation to San Francisco instead. That's how I ended up signing up for the Miwok 100k. I'm really excited to run this one. It's in the Marin Headlands and the scenery looks incredible. The trail looks kind of low on the technical scale so hopefully I'll trip a little less while I'm taking in the views. A bonus to this one is that Peter is running it as well. He was supposed to pace his sister at Western States, but since she didn't get in she is going to run Miwok as a consolation. This race seems to be pretty popular with the fast folks as it is a qualifier for Western States. If you are in the top three men or women you get an automatic birth and you can bypass the their lottery. Lon Freeman won last year in a time of 8:09:52 breaking the course record from 1999. In case you were wondering that's 7:53 min/mile with 10,000 vertical, that's fast! I think I'll probably set a time goal for a sub 11, but who knows since I've never seen the trail.
I suppose with all these races lined up I should get out for a run or two.