Training will ensue. Once again my goal will be to reach the Placer High School track in Auburn in less than 30 hours. My stretch/A+ goal will be to get there in less than 24 hours and earn a silver buckle. I know I'll have to have an exceptional training cycle and race day in order to achieve that and I'm giving myself a 5-10% chance of it happening for me. Fantastic odds considering I only had a 2% chance of being selected for the race.
Training is underway. One week down, 24 weeks to go. I'll be logging my weekly mileage and elevation here: Paul's 2017 Western States Training Log
I kicked off my training cycle on January 3, capping the week off with a ~15 mile run on my birthday in a storm that brought torrential rains, high winds, and flooding to much of California. I'm excited for what 2017 has in store!
2016 Western States Lottery:
No Hands Bridge looked like an infinity pool on Jan 8, 2017!
The Lake Clementine Dam averages maybe 1,000 cubic ft/s. Today 28,000 CFS was pumping out!
|No Hands Bridge|
|Lake Clementine Dam|
|Western States Trail, mile ~98|
|Burrito and Gretchen are ready for it to stop.|