For those who already think my husband is crazy, think again! He's even more crazy.
This coming weekend, he will be running his first 100 mile race.
Yeah, that was two zero's. 100 miles.
The longest official race he has run at this point is 56 miles, which took him about 12 hours to complete. However, on his own he has run around Mt. Rainier (96 miles) in 40+ hours, which to date would be his longest trek without stopping. (He actually held the record for the fastest unsupported time on that trail, before another runner finally beat his time).
There are only a handful of 100 mile races that happen throughout the country each year. It is the mecca of racing for ultra-marathoners.
Running in a 100 mile race has been a goal of Will's for the past 2 years. Two years ago I thought he was absolutely nutso when he mentioned it. But now that I've acclimated into being an ultra's wife, supporting him, watching him train and get totally excited about these sorts of trail races - I totally get that 100 miles is only a stretch more than a 50 miler. Sort of.
So for anyone who would like to support him and cheer him on, or just come hang out with Preston and I, it's going to be in a really beautiful location - Port Gamble, which is over on the Olympic Peninsula. He starts running at 8 a.m. this Saturday morning and we expect him to finish sometime in the early afternoon on Sunday. We're camping Friday and Saturday. Let us know! We'd love to have a cheerleading section!