Friday, August 22, 2008

Cascade Crest 100 tomorrow


Well, my apologies for not being more on top of this and letting you know about my goings on a bit sooner, but tomorrow morning I'm off to tackle the Cascade Crest 100 mile race in the Cascades East of Seattle. This is one of the more grueling and spectacular (funny how those two things seem to go hand in hand...) 100 milers in the country, and I can't wait to be back on the course. I've had a strange few weeks of running since coming back from Colorado, and by strange I guess I mean "not much." But I'm feeling really good and itching to run tomorrow.

Cascade Crest starts at 10am unlike most other races, which makes for a nice night of sleep before the race, but also makes for tackling some of the toughest trail on the course (the "trail from hell") in the dark night hours. I ran this race last year and had an incredible experience. To make a long story short, I ended up getting lost out there around mile 47 and lost about 3 hours as a result of being off course and later recovering from the hypothermia that ensued. So tomorrow I feel totally prepared. I know the course, and I'm going to be super mindful of where I am and staying on course, etc.

Anyway, I'm hoping for the best tomorrow, though my feet are still pretty torn up from CO. I'm afraid I may have a case of trench foot in both feet, so not sure how they'll hold up tomorrow, but my body feels good, and I'm excited for a beautiful day in the Cascades! I'll keep you posted as to how things go! Woohoo!

1 comment:

Audrey said...

Hi Sam, a valiant effort on your part despite the trench feet and impressive that you made it as far as you did. Hope that you are healing up and we'll see you on the trails soon.