March 24 - Old Goat 50 mile (San Luis Capistrano, CA)
Only 13,000' of elevation gain. Let's just say that's 25 miles up and 25 miles down, I think that averages out to about 500' per mile. Just looking at past runs, the climb up Longs Ranch Road gains about 600'. The steepest mile at Collegiate Peaks was only 420'. I guess if I can get through the Old Goat, I can get through anything.
April 28 - Cheyenne Mountain 50k (Colorado Springs, CO)
Or the 25k. I love both the course and the race directors. Being a single dad, I find it's not too difficult to find someone to watch Cale for a few hours while I run locally. Hopefully it won't snow this year.
June 23 - San Juan Solstice 50 mile (Lake City, CO)
200 people in this one. I swear I already know about 50 of them. Another PR-friendly half-century. Lake City is beautiful in the summer; can't wait for this one.
~July 4-7 - Nolan's 14 dress rehearsal. (Sawatch Range, CO)
|La Plata, Ellingwood Ridge in the foreground|
July 13-15 - pacing at Hard Rock 100 (Silverton, CO)
How can Hard Rock not be on the bucket list?
August 18 - Leadville 100 mile (Leadville, CO)
Most normal people think this is insane. Most people who actually read this blog think this is trendy and lame. I can't win.