As I've mentioned before I'll be running in Hood to Coast later this month, which is pretty much the dopest relay race in all the land. 12 people, 190 something miles, up a mountain, down a mountain, around a mountain - there's a coast of some type involved? I'm really not sure - I'm not a geographer. But I do know that it's one of the single coolest event a runner is likely to do - especially when it's free, because free things are rarely less than awesome.
And then I got my leg assignments - and holy F-ing A. I get hazing the new guy but this takes it to the next level.
I start off on leg 5 - it's classified as "Very Hard" and it basically starts off down a hill before climbing for the better part of 6 miles.
I get a break in the middle ("break")with leg 17 - a 5.69 leg that's flat as a Chinese gymnast.
Then I finish it off on a 6.14 jaunt on leg 29 where I run half the race directly up a mountain, and then drag my tired ass down trying as hard as possible not to fall on my face.
But again - it's Hood to Coast. I'd be willing to do it carrying an angry wolverine. Whatever dude. I'm out there to make it rain.