Monday, February 2, 2009

#33

That's how far down I am on the wait list for thee Hardrock 100. For those that don't understand the nature of the wait list it works like this. The race only allows 140 entrants through a lottery system. Those that don't get in through the lottery are put on an ordered wait list. If someone drops off the entry list the next person on the wait list gets in. Traditionally 25 to 35 runners make it off the wait list and get to take part in one of the toughest 100's in the world. A couple of years ago a friend of mine found out the day before that he was in (I think he was 30th on the wait list), and that's not unusual. So now I'm waiting on the bubble.

Maybe #33 holds some significance, there is a little over 33,000' of climbing in the race and 100 divided by 3 is awful close 33.33. Isn't numerology great? This is the kind of stuff that fills my head while I'm putting in miles, that and what if I end up toeing the start line...

This Saturday those of us in the lottery for Wasatch will find out our fate, 1:30 pm @ Homestead in Midway. I plan on heading up so, if anyone in the lottery would like to know their fate sooner rather than later just leave me a comment, I'll listen for your name then drop you a line.

3 comments:

Manners said...

Hey Christian- you better plan on being at Hardrock. Congrats! #33, I heard last year 36 got in off the wait list.
Good Luck for Wasatch, can you keep your ear open for Phil Mendoza? If so call me he is a buddy of mine and we train together
Thanks
Aric

Manners said...

Congrats on getting into Wasatch!
Aric

FastED said...

Plan on running. I was 34 two years ago and got in the day before. Brian got in last year at 38.