That’s my bib number, and also the number of times I will have attempted (and hopefully completed) the San Diego 100, which will be held this weekend. This race is special to me in that it was my first undertaking at the 100 mile distance back in 2004.
It all started like this:
Date: 2004/10/11 Mon AM 06:31:39 EDT
Subject: Race registration
Hello — is there still time to enter the race?
Fast-forward 4 years…the event has moved to the month of June (it has always been in October), and will be on the new course designed last year in the Cuyamaca Mountains. It’s also the first time Catra (going for her 4th finish there) and I will be running this long/far together, so not sure if I’m more nervous about that, or the race itself. Either way, I’m going to enjoy every minute of it — just hope that it doesn’t exceed 31 hours worth, which is how long we are given to finish.
Watch our progress here on race day.
Photos from 2007.