i had to bow out, <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> i am really bummed. Had a nice email exchange with the RD, such a good guy. Have a great race!!!!!! I hope the conditions are better than last year <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
You'll be missed!<br><br>
I'm hoping one of the "locals" will catch this thread, and give us some warning if conditions are anything like they were last year. I'll need to know if I should bring skates.
i think it was a mix of freak occurrences that caused the trail conditions of last year. The year before, it was a perfect day, a bit cold, but perfect, nevertheless. It is a gorgeous and fun to run course, i hope you get to see it in all its glory, because last year was not a good representation. 2006, the course was quite dry, not a drop of mud and the water crossings were a joke.
I'll be there. Sorry to hear you're not running it Meredith.<br><br>
There was no way to predict last year's conditions. That was just freaky. A day or two before and the trail was fine. I'll chime in as we get closer to the date.
I know. I am bummed, but i have a really heavy race schedule this year and i really need to limit my time off of work. I work Fridays and Saturdays, so i really need to pick and choose what i take time off for <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I hope everyone has a fabulous race!!!!!!!! Except for last year's freak trail conditions, it is an incredible race, a great course, extremely scenic, great volunteers, and a whole lotta fun <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
Heh! I wrote down Seneca Creek as a possibility, but I'm already doing the HAT Run at the end of March and don't know if running both is realistic or smart. (These would be only ultras #2 and #3 for me!)<br><br>
It's easy getting caught up in this scene, but, as I'm turning 50 in March, I think I might try being conservative for a change ... and do only the HAT Run.<br><br>
Lord help me once I get a few more of these things under my belt!
Hmmm... seriously thinking about it if my cousin is cool with me crashing at her house. A marathon on trails = the 20 easy on roads my training schedule calls for, right? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Who sponsors it? MCRRC or another organization?
Jesse you should come out! I have not been out to the trail since last weekend, and it was frozen but decent then. There's a fair chance of rain tomorrow PM so it should be good and sloppy, but at least no post-holing like last year. Have a good race everyone.