Quad Rock 25 mile trail race DNS
May 11, 2019 // 25 miles // 5,500′ vertical gain
Taking place in Fort Collins, CO on May 11, Quad Rock is known for being a fun race with unpredictable weather. Springtime weather in Colorado is highly unpredictable and you either get a heat wave or a blizzard. This will be my second time racing this course a few weeks before my A Race. Given my slow progression with feeling steady on the downhill, I don’t anticipate beating my time, however I plan to have more fun, if that’s even possible. Check out last year’s recap here.
North Fork 50 mile trail race DNS
June 1, 2019 // 50 miles // 6,500′ vertical gain
Originally I had been eyeing the Tahoe Rim Endurance Race, but ultimately decided to keep it local. This race takes place in the Pike National Forest in Buffalo Creek, CO. With only 6500 feet of gain over 50 miles, I expect the course to be quite runnable. It takes place at a higher elevation, going up to 8500′, so I expect it to feel harder than last year’s Mount Hood 50 – read about that race here.
Javelina Jundred 100K trail race
October 26, 2019 // 62 miles
Update May 18, 2019 I’ve been sidelined with an Achilles injury since late March. I had to cancel my registration for the two races I officially signed up for and I’m holding space for this one. Considering the progression, or lack thereof, of my recovery, I have no clue right now if this is doable. I’m afraid to set goals right now because there is the danger of attachment to a desired outcome, which is a habit that life is clearly trying to get me to break right now.
This race wasn’t even on my radar. But as it goes…. it’s winter and I found myself dreaming of running unencumbered in the warm desert air and thought to myself: “I wish Javelina had a 50 miler.” Upon visiting the website, I discovered that there was a 100k race, to which I replied to myself: “that’s only like 10 more miles….” Registration opens January 1st and I am just going to sign up without really understanding what I’m signing up for. Time will tell….