Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Well I think I have solidified my plans for my fall 100 miler. I was granted my vacation time from work and I sent in my registration for the Plain 100 in Central WA. I E-mailed the RD, Tom Ripley today. They haven't received my registration yet but he said they have a spot for me. He sent me some information that had already been sent to the other runners. This will be quite a challenging run. There are no aid stations, no course markings, no crew allowed, no pacers. There is one drop bag area at 55 miles. Other than that I will need to carry everything I will need with me at all times. I just received the trail maps of the area I will need to navigate the course. There are three pages of written direction on the website but it will take a lot of map reading to get through the race. The race is run through the Cascade mountains with 21,000 feet of climb and a 36 hour time limit. From the race reports I have read it is generally agreed upon that this race is actually more like 106 miles. in the 9 years of the race there have been 19 finishers, a finishing rate of 15%. Right now there are 27 people signed up including Bev and Alan Abbs, Luis Escobar, Davy Crockett and David Goggins (That's right Kim, I said DAVID GOGGINS.)

4 comments:

Mike said...

Look at the way Goddess set up Goggins photo on her site so it looks like they are running at each other, all fairy tale style....

She is a Goggins stalker, I swear!

PS - I love you Kim, don't be mad at me for showing the world the level of your Gogginsanity!

Trail Goddess said...

No pacing, no crew. So I would have to actually run that race to see DG..
But wait won't he be at McNaughton??

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

Josh,

You are a crazy bastard! 150-mile runs, 21,000 feet 100 milers with 17% finish rate....


You are my hero.

Anonymous said...

Crap dude - you signed up for Plain 100?

You got some balls lol - 1 aid station at 55 miles.. man - I wish you the best of luck!!!

- Greg