It is official, I am registered for the Quad Rock 50 on May 12, 50 Miles with 11,575’ of gain . . Joy! I am really excited and it looks like an awesome course; I prefer non-looping courses, but at least the second loop is in the opposite direction.
I think it is a perfect Leadville training race and I will be able to iron out some of that ‘x-factor’, food, pacing, foot care, and the unknown. Also, It is not that close to the event, which will give me plenty of time to recover; I think I am going to get a little beat up. I love hills, but I am not really looking for the undulating terrain. Generally my races are up and then down; it is definitely going to be fun.
It is filling up fast, as of 1/26 there are 20 spots left in the 25 mile and 62 spots left in the 50 mile. For its inaugural year, it will definitely sell out faster than average.
Needless to say, I am excited.