Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Ultra 2017 Update

My update is that I got into Lake Sonoma, and I am number 17 on the Barkley waitlist. I was 28 last year, and the list went 13 or 14 slots deep. That means I've got a shot. The worst possibility is if I get to be number 2 or 3 on the waitlist and then don't make the trip out there, but then my name gets called, that's apparently my shot, and I go to the back of the ~1200 person waiting list.
  • February 4, 2017 Rocky Racoon 100
  • March 4, 2017 Way Too Cool 50k 
  • March 11, 2017 Marin Ultra Challenge 50-Miler
  • April 1, 2017 Barkley Marathons 
  • Backup: April 1, 2017 Bone Tempest 
  • April 15, 2017 Lake Sonoma 50M
  • May 14, 2017 Quicksilver 100K 
  • June 24, 2017 San Juan Solstice 50 (lottery Jan 15-22)
  • July 14-16, 2017 Hardrock 100 
  • August 11-15, 2017 Bigfoot 200 
  • October 7, 2017 Euchre Bar Massacre
Anyway, I ran 2,178 miles in 2016. That's 10 miles more than the AT is long (or at least how long it was in 2002 when I hiked it) so I don't feel terrible, but it is a few hundred fewer miles than last year. With Hardrock, Bigfoot, and potentially Barkley, I hope to step it up in 2017. And read books, and stretch, and waste less time on the Internet, and wake up and get to work earlier, and publish my old paper on the military, and do regular push-ups and pull-ups and sit-ups, and everything else.

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