Well, I leave Friday morning for Meeteetse, Wyoming – a northern Wyoming mountain town with a population of 327 and a slogan of “Where the Old West is alive and well!”
The race is categorized as “extreme” with difficult terrain and a peak elevation at 10,000ft. I’ll be running the longest version of it at 15K. Apparently there were only 18 brave souls last year who attempted the 15K. The race has gained notoriety in part because of it’s insanely steep 1,000ft descent, which has actually caused the race director to prompt the runners to wear gloves.
I’m not quite sure what to expect, but overall feel pretty confident as this is not my first rodeo at high elevation. I’m probably in the best shape I’ve ever been in, and am hoping to knock the run off in 1:45 or less.
There’s only 1 hotel in town and the race coincides with weekend labor day festivities which include a bbq and hang-out pretty much every day til Tuesday. Depending on how the weekend unfolds I may stay til Monday or just head back on Sunday. Yellowstone is a hop skip and jump away from this place, so who knows.
See you at the finish line. Post race report to follow 🙂