WHERE ARE WE GOING?
Pilot Point, Texas
Saturday, Dec. 8
Isle du Bois 54K
NO REALLY, WHY?
I don't know... maybe to count as Rocky Raccoon training? It's certainly an oddball race on my schedule; I couldn't really tell you why I'm doing this and not White Rock.
WHO ELSE IS GOING?
As of now there are 90 entrants in the 54K and 152 in the 18K. Some of these are folks I am familiar with but haven't met in person yet. Come say hi; I'll be number 524 and I'm thinking I'll go with the Marathon Maniacs singlet this time.
WHAT'S THE FORECAST?
We'll be starting in the low 50s and trying to finish before it gets too warm; it could easily by 75 by the time I'm done. And humid? You bet.
HOW DO WE WIN?
A while back I threw out a prediction of 5:40 that I almost immediately regretted (and still do). I still struggle to get it through my head how much slower I am on trails than roads (everyone is, of course, but me, especially so). I'll put 6:15 out there as a target -- about an 11-minute pace.