Yesterday I spilled the beans on my last-minute trip to Transrockies as a part of my year-long adventure to see and run my bucket list trails and roads. It’s a little more of a reality now that I’m over 1,000 miles from home, acclimating to the altitude, and buying some last minute supplies.
On Monday I’ll head to Buena Vista, Colorado where I’ll begin the 3 (or 6) day stage race through the Rocky Mountains. So, some clarification on where and how long I’ll be running. Transrockies is a 6-day team event. Teams of 2 run 120 miles total over a 6 day period, about 20 miles per day and running from campsite to campsite between Buena Vista and Beaver Creek. It’s mostly trails with a TON of elevation gain and descent. I’ve been crushing on this race for months, ever since the ladies over at Strava gave me the low down.
All spring/summer, I’ve asked around, looking for a partner and wondered if there was any possibility to make this dream a reality, but I didn’t really get my act together in time. I called up the organizers of the race and pleaded to be allowed to enter solo if I brought a support person with me. They agreed to let me sign up for the 3-day Solo run (60 miles over 3 days), and then add on to a poor, unsuspecting team when I get there if I’m still feeling up to doing 6 days in the mountains. A few more clicks through the photos and I was sold.
I won’t lie and say I don’t have butterflies and anxiety about what next week will bring. I haven’t camped in years, my body is still […]