I'm on my way to Antelope Island in the middle of the Great Salt Lake in hopes of running 100 miles at the Buffalo Run. The weather forecast is a little less than optimal - snow, and a high temp of 34ish degrees. The low in the middle of the night is forecast to be a windchill of 11 (yep, 11) degrees.
That weather has me a bit nervous, but I'm actually kind of excited to see what it's like to run a 100 miler when it isn't 95 degrees like previous races. I'm about to find out. The race starts at noon today with a 30 hour cutoff.
I went to the island yesterday to scout things out. The following are some pictures I snapped:
Apparently it is permitted to hitch a ride on these four-legged beasts:
It was a beautiful and chilly day out on the island.
I saw this bright yellow bird as I was driving down the road. I stopped, put the car in reverse, and thankfully this cool bird was still there:
I saw this buffalo right on the trail. He gave me the stink eye.
I'm proud to represent UltrAspire at the race tomorrow. I am loving their Omega hydration pack.
I'm anxious to see what the next 30 hours holds. Hopefully at the end of those 30 hours I will have traveled 100 miles and earned a belt buckle. If you're on Facebook, I'll probably have an update there quicker than I will on the blog. My Facebook page is HERE.
See you in 100 miles!
You're going to rock it, Cory! I'll be praying for you throughout the whole thing. "May you run and not grow weary..." Way to go!!! Good luck!ReplyDelete
good luck out there...make sure you keep your fingers warm. One thing i learned at UTMB...if the fingers are warm...you can manage just about anything.ReplyDelete
Good luck out there! You'll do great! I do much better in cooler temps but try and keep dry. I can't wait to hear how it goes!ReplyDelete
Good luck Cory! Take lots of extra socks and have fun. :-)ReplyDelete
One of my life goals is to outrun a buffalo. Totally jealous. You'll rock it!ReplyDelete
Looks like you'll have plenty of company out there on the trails - and possible incentive to run harder in certain stretches.ReplyDelete