Great, I went ahead and did it. I gave Jerry Dunn and the folks at the Black Hills 100 my money. You know what that means..... No more junk food, no more sleeping in. Oh, I'll be running the Black Hills 100 on June 25th, 2011. It'll be number 17, and as many of you "kind" souls have pointed out, can't stop on an odd number, have to do 18 to make it legal. Yeah, yeah, that one is planned too.It's all about the Buckle! Black Hills 100 Baby!!
This training is going to be full of vortex-laden fun. My main man Greg V has already put down some hard earned $'s, he's in for Black Hills, he'll vortex it with me. Andy B is always up for some VA (vortex action!). If we can convince Star that she, unlike Dr. Frank (and only because I've seen him do it), can't run a marathon in her sleep, we may get her to Vortex as she gets ready to take on Iron Woman Canada.
I don't see myself really getting into the mountains before June, which is a shame, because as this elevation chart shows, the race is no gimme. We've got enough elevation and steep enough grades to make it a real struggle.
What the heck, I'm going for it. Goals, I don't have any time goals, I want to finish, and finish well. 24 is a dream goal, I haven't done a mountain course in a while. I can do it, but man, I'll have to get really fit. Regardless, it'll be a hoot man. I'm flying into Denver about a week early to see my buddy Chase and his awesome wife, Saralee. Chase will get my altitude and attitude right, he's good at that.
Watch it on You Tube, it's gonna Rock... and Roll