Well, it's about that time. Time for the first Western States post in the run-up to 2010. This is not a prediction post or a philosophical post or even a reflective post. Rather, this is just a little rumination about the upcoming race. After all, the deadline for getting into the lottery is tomorrow and there are about 1800 folks interested in running as of now. In addition, there is a bit of buzz coming out of Auburn that a few changes may be on the way. I know nothing about this but the rumor mill in this sport is pretty active so, you never know. It's pretty fun sitting here in the off-season thinking about WS 2010 and wondering what it has in store:
Cal Hal 3-peat?
Will the foreign influence continue?
Can the East Coasters continue to rise?
Will Anita win again?
Who will be the surprises coming out of the newly configured Ultra Cup?
The list of intriguing questions goes on and on but one thing's for sure. The excitement for the event is greater than ever. The mystique around the event is thicker than ever. And, the feeling I have about toeing that line for a 7th time in June is more exhilarating than ever.
Much, much more to come.