Bright and early tomorrow morning, I'm gonna show up at Fort Barry in the Marin Headlands ready to run the North Face Endurance Challenge 50 mile race.
The race starts at 5AM (I did say "early"!) and I'll hopefully be done sometime early/mid-afternoon. There is some sort of live tracking, but none of the emails have been clear about how it works. You can go here and sign up on facebook. But it's not clear to me whether the point of it is that my results get posted on my facebook page or if you can choose to have my results sent to you. Either way, I signed up - so if you're curious on Saturday, you should be able to check facebook profile page/wall...
I feel like my training has gone well, I tapered smart, am injury-free and generally physically and mentally ready for the race. When I ran this race two years ago, I finished in 9:33:47. I've done a lot of ultra training and racing since then and I feel like I know how to run much better. I'm headed up with training partners Lukas and Tyler and there will be a lot of SoCal Coyotes running in the 50 mile, 50k and marathon races and a large group spectating and supporting. It'll be great and encouraging to see a bunch of familiar faces out there. All of that all should point to a "good day" out there. But, when the plan is to run 50 miles, sometimes none of that matters.
Wish me luck!