If you peek behind the curtain of any race, you might (or might not) be surprised by how on the verge of chaos things can be. After many years of race directing, I’ve actually started getting more nervous when things aren’t going wrong or when there isn’t an issue to resolve. My goal is always to remain duck-like through the process: calm above the water no matter how desperately the legs are working below the surface.
When I first started running ultras I remember reading about the Hellgate 100K, and was immediately intrigued. The race is in mid-December, starts one minute past midnight, and is a challenging mountain race (it’s also actually longer than 100k)
There’s a joke between me and Brian about his training habits. If it’s a Saturday, he’s probably running the Seven Sisters. If it’s a Sunday, he’s probably running the Seven Sisters. If it’s a holiday, day off from work or even one of his every-other Fridays off, he’s probably running the Seven Sisters.