Western States 100
Posted 24 June 2006 - 03:05 AM
There are several runners from the Oregon/Washington region running to include many from Portland. You can track the race on line at http://www.ws100.com/webcast/home.html
This year is going to be one of the toughest years, the snow pack is above normal and the runner will have snow to deal with in the High Country, which is the first 30 miles, really the snow will be around for the first 16 miles, the Canyon Sections from mile 40-55 are going to brutal, high temps in those canyons will be up to 110F with a cool 90-95F at the tops, there are three brutal climbs out of those canyons with Devil's Thumb being the first and the worst...however, each canyon takes it's toll. If runners can make it Foresthill (mile 62) and to there pacers, they have a much higher chance of finishing...just make it to dark and cooler temps.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:59 AM
First Run 5K
Running is a Lifestyle, Not a Job or an Event.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 04:02 PM
No Scott Jurek this year, so who will it be?
Nikki Kimball is right up there.
About 35 miles to go...
Posted 24 June 2006 - 04:33 PM
The goal is to finish under 30 hours, if you finish after 30 hours you won't be recorded as a finisher. If you finish under 30 hours one get's a gold belt buckle, if one finishis under 24 hours, you get a silver belt buckle. Note to self....if you fall behind 24 hour pace...best cash it in and work on just finishing under 30 hours.
This year's heat is oppresive, one of the worst years in some time...the race has just begun...the word it the race doesn't start until mile 62, anything can and will happen.
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