Anyway, with the help of my brother-in-law we designed our own running shirt and my girlfriends and I will wear them on Sunday at the race. How cool is that?!
So yesterday I received an email from a fellow runner who ran the loop of the race course on Monday. This was his report of it....
BTW – I ran out at Hitchcock this past Monday. If you haven’t run there before, be prepared for sand: soft, beach-like sand and lots of it. There are even quicksand warning signs. Seriously.
Put it this way: Any thoughts I had about an aggressive time went by the wayside during my reconnaissance run. Hitchcock is essentially rolling terrain with a few decent hills, nothing too crazy. You’ve run Black Mountain so this should not phase you. The thing that makes these trails tough is the soft sand, which covered most of what we ran, including the hills. Our feet hurt after an hour on trails that, according to Terri, are part of the loop she has created. It was also very dry there. Running kicked up dust. Horses kicked up a whole LOT of dust.
That being said, it is a very lovely area and most of the trails are under the canopy. And we don’t run ultras to be comfortable, do we? So I’m looking forward to a tough but rewarding day for yes, my first ultra.
Oh yeah, and the website is 100% accurate about restrooms. There are NONE.
See you there,
This is going to be a great adventure indeed. Without it life would be boring ...right?!!!