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Friday, July 26, 2013

Pre-Speedgoat 50k...It's Gonna Get Silly

Running down the east ridge of Mt. Baldy last weekend, scoping the Speedgoat course

Well I hope I feel as good as I did in this photo, tomorrow :)  This will be our very first Speedgoat 50k+ and I'm as ready as I'm going to be.  Which isn't to say that I'm ready at all, but you know what I mean ;)  It shall be a very delicious challenge and I'm ready to take it on.  The race boasts over 11,000 ft of gain in about 32-34 miles.  That's a s---ton of gain for that short of a distance.  Whatever, bring it.

UltraSignUp has suggested a finish time of 8h:36m for me.  As usual, I plan to beat that by a fair amount, I'm just not sure by how much exactly :)  

I am, however, sure that it's gonna get silly.  This will be the first race that Geof and I will be running simultaneously, but separately.  I think we are going to be pleasantly surprised with ourselves, and are going to have a really fun day out there on the trails.  

In any event, I'm looking forward to being in the race environment as a runner again.  It's been too long (i.e. almost a full TWO months since Pocatello).  We haven't done any f'real long runs recently, but we have done a LOT of time-on-our-feet runs with a lot of climbing and descending.  So that should be pretty helpful come tomorrow.  

A good old fashioned backyard race...packed with a silly amount of national and international talent.  I will be but a very small fish in an extremely large pond.  I love this sport :)

Paige, out.

1 comment:

Kelly Gaines said...

Yay Paige! Have a blast out there, silly style! Can't wait to read the race report. :)

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