Tomorrow is the start of a linkup I’ve been planning for over a year. Last year when the Wasatch100 moved to Friday (it was previously on Saturday), it became possible to link together Wasatch and Lotoja, a classic ~205 mile bike race from Logan, Utah to Jackson, Wyoming. A combination I call the Wasatoja.
It’s an interesting challenge because I need to have what for me is a near perfect run, finishing in Midway somewhere prior to 3:00 AM (22 hrs or faster total time) on Saturday to have enough time to shower, get in the car and drive (or be driven rather) to Logan, a 2 hr drive for the 6AM start of the bike-race. Mindy will be sleeping in our truck at the finish line of Wasatch waiting for me to wake her up and start the drive. Mindy, Brendan, Ryan Kunz and I plan to stay together during the ride, which will be a huge help.
Either way, it’s bound to be fun, somewhat epic, painful, but certainly rewarding if I can pull it off. You can track me through the run at the http://www.wasatch100.com/, and then I’ll be carrying a spot tracker on the bike-ride, which you can watch here.
I’ve had some pretty bad hamstring/hip issues the past month or so, which has me quited worried. But, mentally I’m super-psyched, physically I feel great (aside from the injury), so I’m going to throw myself at it and give it my best. I won’t go down without a fight! 🙂