In less than 72 hours I'll be toeing the line at the Superior Sawtooth 100 miler. This is my second go-round with this race, where I placed 3rd overall and 2nd Open last year in 26:58. Since then I've had a hell of a year with two wins at the 100 mile distance. I'd love it if that streak continued, but I really want to keep it in my head to take care of myself and let the race develop. I want to be in the mix, but I need to stay sharp and not get down if things don't come together for me. So here's my goals, with most important first:
2. Finish faster than last year
3. Get a sub 24 hour
4. Get a win
I hope #4 isn't taken as talking smack. I want to win (I'm not saying I'm going to), but I know there's few strong guys running namely John Horns, Jarrow, and Matt Aro. I know John and Matt, they are good guys and I've enjoyed trail time I've spent with them, and I understand Jarrow's a pretty cool guy too.
On the women's side, I would have set up my friend Sarah Jurgaitis as a top pick, but she'll have her work cut out for here with Sheryl Wheeler as a late entrant. It'll be fun watching that race develop. Sarah does have top notch crew/boyfriend working for her.
Best of luck to everyone, the weather looks great and whatever happens, we're going to have fun.