I recently signed up for my first 50k trail race in March 2010. “The course is mostly single track trail with a mix of open fields, dirt road and some paved road. The course features nearly 9,800 feet of climbing. There is a starting loop of 3.6 miles followed by two identical loops of 13.7 miles. There are 4 stream crossings that can be challenging depending on the water level – there is alway the chance of getting wet feet.”(excerpt from hatrun.com) The race is sold out. I know that Andy O. and Jeanne B. will be running it too.
Ok, you know I love the the gear, so after signing up for the the HAT I used a gift certificate to Dick’s to get a pair of new trail running shoes. I picked up the Adidas Adizero XTs (Runner’s World pick for this years trail shoe.) I haven’t run in them yet but they look great.
I am looking forward to this new challenge. The training will help me stay focused and in shape over the winter. I will need to be in great shape as I head into the training season for the GORE-TEX® TransRockies in August.