OK, I admit it, I am trying to prepare for the arrival of the snow and the closing of all of the sweet singletrack around here. Now I know that nobody out there really feels too sorry for me living here in Sun Valley but it is tough for a trail runner to get through the winter when April rolls around and there's still three feet of snow in my yard.
So, this quick post is an appeal to those of you who live in warmer, year-round, dirt places. Any chance any would-be race organizers from year-round dirt places might be interested in organizing an event or two to take place, say, on the Sunday of MLK weekend or the Sunday of President's weekend? This would allow those of us from the snow bound mountains to pack the family into the car on Saturday, drive to the dirt, run on Sunday, and then drive back on Monday.
Think about it. A few enterprising race directors out there could boost their fields this way! And, selfishly, it would get me on dirt once in January and once in February. Every little bit helps!