Thursday, May 15, 2008

GREETINGS FROM FLORIDA - GETTING READY FOR THE KEYS ULTRAMARATHON



I arrived late last night (after flight delays). Weather is actually pretty nice here in Miami. Temps were in the mid 80's and humidity around 70%. Felt very comfortable.

I have been fighting a very mild cold, some congestion and a slight sore throat. I think it will be OK and won't impair my run (like it was when I caught the flu before last year's Quicksilver 50 miler).

I will head down to the Keys mid-day tomorrow to meet my crew and attend the pre-race briefing. I'll be careful driving:


I'm really excited about this race. I think the course will be good training for Badwater, with some heat challenges, certainly some humidity, and a lot of pavement/asphalt.

Unlike Badwater, this race won't push me with climbs that I will need to get 1/2 way up Mt. Whitney. But for the bridges, the course will be pretty darn flat.

I have set up a post all ready to go, which I hope I will update during the race, giving times, reports and maybe photos "live" during the event. So check back here over the weekend!

2 comments:

Eudemus said...

Good luck Alan. Excellent use of visual aids. Very funny stuff.

Will you be updating during the event? I didn't see anything about that. Oh...wait...there it is. I got a little distracted after your "pretty darn flat" comment!

We'll be thinking about you as we relax at the post-Ohlone BBQ!

Alan said...

I will try to update A LOT! Watch back at this site. Good luck at Ohlone!