You know, I don’t have any time goals for this race. Sorry for the teaser. I’m going to work very hard, run at the edge of my limits, and hopefully run as fast as I ever have out there. I’d love to get one of the Montrail spots for Western States, but I’m just not great at these shorter distances. (Yes, I do get a bit of pleasure calling a 62 mile race, “short.”) I’d like to work on speed this year. Kind of. Would a track have to be involved? Really what I’d like to work on this year is figuring out a way to make running these long distances useful to others. (Thomas the Tank Engine propaganda is hard to resist; I want to be a Very Useful Engine this year.) Getting faster would be a means to that end.
5 Bandera Goals:
1. Test perceived physical limits
2. Lift the spirits of other runners
3. Get some good signatures for Asa’s nap mat
4. Not hit a deer on the drive out or back
5. Help Joe and Joyce after the race. (I always want to help with the race breakdown, but, so far, I’ve only managed it once. I can usually only manage to shove a fistful of Jelly Bellies into my mouth every couple of minutes for the first few hours after a race.)
PS. If the first two females already have spots at WS, does the spot get passed down? Seems unlikely.