I fly down to San Francisco tomorrow.
The race Saturday is shaping up to be the highest competition in any ultra all year (perhaps in several years).
A couple months ago when I decided to run this race it had a lot to do with the shot at the large purse. Now though the money is just a secondary thought to the opportunity to run against so many fast runners.
If everyone who is rumored to be showing up for this one actually toes the line Saturday morning it'll be pretty impressive. The following names are either rumored or confirmed to be running: Steidl, Carpenter, (Kyle) Skaggs, Mackey, Wardian, Meltzer, Koerner, Schmitt, Kockik, Miller, Lint, Roes. That's a dozen guys who are used to winning most races they run. All told there may be 15 guys toeing the line that aren't used to being beaten by more than one or two guys. A bad day and any one of these guys could slip back to somewhere in the teens! I look forward to seeing where I fit into the mix.