One of my friends told me about this race, pretty much starting in her backyard. Looks pretty badass and if I can find the funds to go over, it will be well worth it. It's a little close to Hardrock but since HR has the worst lottery in the ultra-community there is little chance of getting in. Heather is going to take some pics of the course over the next couple of weeks and show me when we go back to Curacao. Can't wait to see them.
My training over the past week is going pretty good. I found a nice daily 18k route starting from my front door. It is all road but for the majority of it there is a gravel shoulder to run on. Did that Wednesday and yesterday did a short 45 min run as it was raining/lightening like a SOB. Going to do that route in about an hour. Tomorrow I want to hit some trails and I think I might have found some conservation areas close by that I can get a good 3-4 hr run in. Have decided to not 'race' next weekend but just enjoy a good long training run.
Good luck to all those racing this weekend...Statesnes, Black Hills or wherever you are. 8)