The ’06 schedule is taking shape nicely. Funny things is, there are few NORBA events on it. I’d sure like to do 24 hour natz, but it conflicts with TransRockies so maybe next year. The NORBA nationals stop in Park City includes a marathon, that is interesting. It’s penciled in tentatively – that’ll be 4 trips to Park City, and although I love the place, that’s a lot of travel.
Learning from last season, there is no silly block with 3-4 ultra events on consecutive weekends. That Park City/Brianhead/Durango triple last summer hurt!
There are a couple of new race formats. The Kokopelli Trail Race is a fully self-supported 142 mile event from Moab to Fruita. No outside support, no water drops. This race switches direction each year – starting in Moab has the route in the La Sal mountains before sunrise (cold) and then crossing 80+ miles of desert later in the day. Brutal. I’m in!
The other new format is of course TransRockies. Lynda & I had such a great time doing the big week training in St George that I know we will be great teammates in Canada. I’m more excited for this race than I can say…
I’ve decided to hit all the E100 events again this year. Boris’ passionate race promoting and world class course design along with innovative ideas (this year he’s doing a reality show for the series) makes his races a must do.
Let’s not forget the 24 hour races, there’s a few of those sprinkled in as well. The first one is just 9 days away at OP; I’ll also defend my record at Steamboat and hope to move a couple steps up at Moab in October.
Only a handful of races, but adding up expected race times, its over 150 hours of racing.
Who’s an addict now?