Monday, May 17, 2010

Bishop High Sierra races

What to do if you're signed up to run 50 hot, dry miles with a bit of altitude thrown in to make it all a challenge, but the week before the race you come down with a nasty cold and cough and feel like something the cat dragged in?  Settle for 20 and spend the rest of the day--and part of the night--at an aid station!

Hanging out with these crazies was more fun anyway, but part of me wished I'd brought along boots, snowshoes, etc., and spent the day playing up in the mountains.  We were treated to a long-lasting sundog:
We were stationed at Sage Summit, where only the 100 k'ers passed through.  (Our motto was:  "You've been to the rest...  Welcome to the BEST!")   Although the weather was cooler with some cloud cover, times at most events--20 mile, 50k, 50 mile, and 100k--were slower this year.
Special congratulations to all the hardy ones who did the full 100k distance.  Having run it last year, I know it's a lot more than just 12 more miles...