Wednesday, June 13, 2007

In response to Mike's question about what I will have in my drop bags, I have created this post.

I will have a drop bag at Rock point, Covered bridge, and Grist Mill

In all of the bags I will have IB profin, Tylenol, Vaseline, Icy Hot, Socks, underwear, shorts, shirts.

At rock point a well have my road shoes (in case I need them on the way back.) I plan on wearing my Wasatch Crest's for the whole race, but will have the NB just in case. I will also have my head lamp at rock point ( I plan to pick it up around 7-8 PM(I want to have it before I start my second green section)

At the covered bridge I will have a handheld light (Just in case) and my camel back (Just in case). I will also have my La Sportiva Slingshots here, In case something goes wrong with my Keen's. I will also have a towel at the covered bridge, to dry off after going through the river. The last item I will put in this drop bag is some Red Bull. I don't plan on using it, but if I think it will make a difference between a finish and DNF I won't hesitate to throw it back. I haven't drank caffeine in 8+ years, so who knows what the hell will happen to me if I do.

I won’t have anything special at Grist mill, just the standard.

I will pass my drop bags about 10 times during the race, I will probably only use them 2 or 3 times, but it is nice to know I can get something if I need it.

I am sure there are some things I have failed to think about, but I will put everything together tomorrow and see what I have forgotten.


Mike said...


Like we planned I have the blowdart gun loaded up with amphetamine darts. If you look sluggish come past my aid station (Hickory Ridge on the Orange Loop) I will let er fly!

I am going down in the morning to help mark trails and will email Kim a trail report on the conditions of any trails I am on, as well as water levels. I am hoping they have me mark a section that I will be running with her, for extra situtational awareness.

I had a dream last night that I started the race, and was feeling great....about 35 miles in, I realized I wasn't even number...and I had to get back to be ready to pace for Kim! It wasn't really Mohican scenery though, it was some ski areas we were running...anyways, my wife says it means I really want to run the race. She is right of course. Next year!

Mike said...

Oh, I will CC you on the trail condition email...forgot to mention that.

Addy said...

I'm guessing you'll check in before the race, but just wanted to send you well wishes now, just in case! Have such an awesome time on the trails this weekend. You've put in such solid training that you should do wonderfully out there on Mo. Can't wait to hear all about it!!

Kim said...

Have a safe journey north, see you tomorrow!

Josh said...


Thanks! You will surely hear alllll about it, good and bad!