I signed up back in July, in a post-Hardrock crewing daze, so I'm a little late on reporting this. But better late than never :)
I'm so excited to have another 100 on the horizon. Bear 100 has a fairly loyal following and I've heard nothing but good things about the course, the people, the organization (supremely low key). I've also heard that everyone gets lost, that it's just a matter of how and for how long. So, I'll be carrying the turn-by-turn directions in my pack :) Kid you not.
I knew I wanted to get in a 100 mile run this year, and it was really between two very different events for me, Bear 100 and Javelina 100. I've done what are considered four "easy" 100s so far (I know, oxymoronic, right?), and I decided this was as good a year as any to step it up a notch; try something outside my comfort zone. Not that 100 miles isn't already fairly uncomfortable, but add in some mountains and some altitude to give it that extra flavor :)
Pumped am I. I'm sure I'll see some of you out there. In the meantime, may the training continue!