Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This weekend is Sarah's Nantahala Fria Running Festival. This is the run we did in 2008, when she was working on an arctic slam, and we did a very abbreviated version in 2009. The conditions this year look to be appropriately "fria." We've had more snow this year than I can remember in the 20 years I've lived here. When I went up on the course this weekend, there was anywhere from 4" to 3 feet of snow. Sarah has rerouted the course, as the original course would be almost impossible to do an ultra on because of the ice and snow. I am planning to run the 100, although it will be slow going unless we get some miracle heat wave in the next few days (it's actually supposed to snow more tomorrow and Thursday). I am a little concerned about the 100, since I have not been able to get the miles in I wanted to because of the snow and because I didn't do a 100 last year. But it's 90% mental, right???