I'm somewhere in Oregon, heading south for Way Too Cool this weekend. My life has pretty much revolved around the interior of a small car since Sunday morning. All I've done in that time is drive, sleep, eat and get out for a couple short runs along the way. I'm still not sure if it was a good idea to drive all the way down here from Alaska to run Way Too Cool and American River. Right now it doesn't feel like it, but after a month long vacation between the two races it'll probably feel a lot nicer than it would have been to fly down separately for each race.
I haven't really spent much time thinking about my race this weekend. I think I'm in pretty good shape right now, but I haven't run a 50k in over 4 years. There will certainly be some guys toeing the line on Saturday who have a lot more speed than I do but I think there are a few hills on this course that I might be able to use to my advantage. However it plays out it should be a nice day out running in the sun on some new (to me) trails. I think I have less attachment to a desire to win this race than any race I've run in a long time. That said, I'll be running as hard as I can on Saturday morning, and I expect that will put me somewhere in the vicinity of the front runners.