4,849 ft of elevation gain
Average grade of 7%
That is 7 ft up for every 100 ft forward
While the trail probably looks like this:
I'm imagining something like this:
Am I worried? Nah. Scared? Nope. Ready? I hope so. I've got the gear laid out:
2 Patagonia Capilene 1 t-shirts - I have an obsession with Patagonia and it all started with Cap1 shirts about 7 years ago. Simply the lightest most comfortable shirt I own.
Standard boxer brief style tights - the best form of anti-chafe
Running shorts - I haven't decided which ones I'm going to wear yet. Probably which ever are the lightest when soaked with sweat
Socks - I don't have a particular brand affiliation, but I'm willing to be sponsored ;-)
Keen A86 - you've read it before, but I love those shoes. I've got just over 100 miles on them now, and they are ready for the race.
Of course I'm going to be taking a hydration pack and some food for the two 13 mile loops.
Hydration pack - I'm going to take my Nathan Endurance pack. 70 ounces of water, no extra stuff.
I've got a spare 10 ounce bottle for my electrolyte drink...
Camelbak Elixir - lemon lime is my favorite. Does the job, easy to drink when it is hot (unlike sugary drinks)
Clif Bar - solid food is good!
Gu - every 5 miles or so for me.
Camera - I'm sure as hell taking photos on this run. If I stop a lot my time will be slower, which means PRs will be easier in the future. That's the attitude right? Haha
Soft white paper - self explanatory. No port-o-pottys on the trails
I'm ready aren't I? Tapering feels weird. I want to run, I think. But I'm notorious for over exerting myself, so I'll take it easy, and eat as much as I can.
Anything else I should (or not) be doing?