With the Zion 100 coming up in a matter of days (DAYS!!!!!) I am feeling less fear and more excitement. What I am most impressed with is the preparation that Race Director Matt Gunn has put into this event. I have gotten to know Matt over the last few months and have noticed how focused he is on having the race be first-class. (Matt is on the left.)
I got even more excited when I heard what was going to be at the aid stations:
Aid #5: Mom's homemade soup
Aid #6: Bean/rice/cheese burritos
Aid #7: Grilled cheese sandwiches (although last time I tried this during a 100 miler I threw up)
Aid #8: Spaghetti
Aid #9: Homemade mac & cheese
Aid #10: More homemade soup
Aid #11: Pancake/egg breakfast
Seriously. Does it get any better than that? There are a few other surprises that will make this different from any other race on the globe. I'm excited to take pictures of these surprises during the race to show you.
Now I just need to have my legs cooperate, not get eaten by a mountain lion, not get bit by a rattlesnake, and keep plugging along until I reach the finish line 100 miles later. Can't wait!
Excited to hear how it goes!!ReplyDelete
Wow! So excited for you. Looks like some good eats at this race.ReplyDelete
YAY!! The snacks sound awesome!ReplyDelete
What a blast you are going to have! I am so sad. I had to opt out of pacing because a couple of issues came up and so I won't be there to cheer you awesome people on! Someday I may tackle something this crazy.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to the additional surprises. You always know how to make us sit on the edge of our seats!!
That list made me hungry! Not so much to run 100 miles, just hungry ;). So excited to hear all about i. Good luck- when I finally decide to do an ultra, it will be this one!ReplyDelete
Days?! I can't imagine eating this type of food and then running. Ultras are a test in full body endurance- legs, lungs, heart, STOMACH.ReplyDelete
Dude. You're gonna rock it. Wish so bad I could be there at the finish!
What an exciting adventure this will be. I am intrigued by the eating and moving on how that all works out. I know you will do awesome and your report of it will be priceless. Good luck. Be safe and be proud you are an inspiration.ReplyDelete
Is this a race or a smorgasbord?! Great to hear that you're so excited about it. Good luck!ReplyDelete
I can't believe that you're already doing another one!!!! It's gonna be great and I know you'll spoil us with fabulous pics!ReplyDelete
This post (about the food) nearly convinced me to become an ultra runner. I mean seriously eating & running....it just doesn't get much better than that. :)ReplyDelete
Which aid station will have the self serve slurpee station.
You know what's crazy - they actually are going to have Icees at one of the stations! I'm definitely looking forward to that one.Delete
tom and i did gould's rim last night in prep for pacing. wow! it was pretty spectacular. we did almost step on a snake. luckily it wasn't a rattler. i'm excited for you!ReplyDelete
Gould's Rim has become one of my favorites. I have seen some snake tracks out there.....no bueno.Delete