2014 Race Season – The Hopeful and the Back up Plan

All last year I wanted to create a blog to capture my events, race reports, adventures with my most amazing wife, ect. So as I lie here home sick , I figured it was a good day to start.

For most of us Ultra runners the next few weeks and a couple race lotteries will determine our race schedule for next year. As the popularity of the ultra running series increases so does the difficulties to get into them.

My goal by the end of the day is to have my ideal race schedule planned out and then the fall back in case I don’t get into a few races.

This weekend will determine a few things entry into Western States or not then the planning and sign up of Bryce 100. Luckily the Tahoe 200 lottery is pushed out til Jan so I can figure out my hundred race before contemplating throwing my hat into a four day 200 miler.

Dream Season 2014

Feb 01; Fort Ord 35 K with Lindsay (http://www.insidetrail.com/ai1ec_event/fort-ord-trail-run/) already  signed up.

March 08 ; Way To Cool 50k. I am in the lottery and I believe we find out in a few weeks

March 15th;  Marin Ultra Challenge 50K ( http://www.insidetrail.com/ai1ec_event/marin-ultra-challenge/) If I don’t get into Way to Cool

April 5th; American River 50 miler with Lindsay (Her first 50 and we are already signed up)

April 26th; Tuscany Crossing 5ok with Lindsay in yup Tuscany followed by a nice vacation. (http://www.lostworldsracing.com/tuscany-crossing-italy-april-2013/)

May 10th;  Quicksilver 100K (http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=26331) Need to Sign up..

June 14th;  Bryce 100 (http://bryce100.wordpress.com) If I don’t get into Western States 100

June 24th;  Western States 100 if my name gets drawn this Sat (http://www.wser.org)

July 19th; Tahoe Rim Trail 50m (http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=24111) Lottery opens next week

August 11th; Skyline 50k (http://www.skyline50k.us)

Sept 5; Tahoe 200 (http://www.tahoe200.com) Lottery opens in Jan

Thats the long and the short of it. I am sure there will be more races and more adventures but that covers the chunk of the year. Looking forward to another year of Ultra Racing and being a part of Quicksilver Ultra Racing Team.