We’ll see how this goes. Gone are the days when I could quietly sneak into the top-ten under the cover of night, when the crews of the front runners would continually ask Christy and Tim,”Who’s your runner?” as they all moved along the far reaches of the course crewing together.Wearing #2 brings some pretty high expectations.
I’m fine with that though. It’s my 6th time around this loop and experience goes a long way here. It should be noted– and this isn’t sandbagging, it’s a fact– that the counter-clockwise direction has always been slower for me. Of my five prior finishes, the three slowest were when the race went counter-clockwise, my fastest time of those being 31:55.
A lot can and does happen out there, so I’ve always done well to just go and see. I’m aiming to finish by noon Saturday. The race can be followed online as always, at http://hardrock100.com/
The elevation chart-