Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wasatch Front 100: 10-day Forecast

Related link:  2009 Wasatch Front Race Report

It's been a strange four weeks that have brought me to the 10-day forecast for race day at the Wasatch Front 100. As the 2.9 regular readers of this blog know, the posting of the 10-day forecast holds a special place in my race preparation calendar, marking the beginning of the final run-up to the line where you hone your fitness and plan your drop bags (past post). Unfortunately for Wasatch, it's had the added quality of also being a bit of injury roulette, and I have no idea whether the ball is going to land red, black or double zero.

Largely out of nowhere, a neuroma in my left foot left me hobbled and cross training in early August. A couple doctor's appointments later, and I was back on my feet running but at a reduced schedule. And if I'm honest, I have to say I'm not sure what's lurking over the next 10 days, especially on the ever-unknowable race day.

Overall, though, things have been feeling OK, if far from perfect, and I plan to toe the line and pound out 100 beautifully hard miles of the Wasatch Front under somewhat threatening skies with a high of 81.


Gretchen said...

Huge bummer about the injury, but hopefully it just meant a better taper. ;) Good luck with the waiting game until race day arrives. I hope all goes well for you!
Oh, and that "Performance" video - freeking hilarious!!

Hank Dart said...

Thanks for the good thoughts. And congratulations on the great season you're having.