Sunday, July 11, 2010

Going back to Vermont!

OK, I'll admit it, I was bummed to not get into Hardrock this year and given how the race unfolded this weekend I am doubly bummed. But, that's life as an ultrarunner and we all need to move on. That's what I am doing now.

With work and family taking me back East on Tuesday I thought it would be a good time to return to the VT100 for my 5th attempt at that race. While it's not Hardrock it is, nonetheless, a Classic and a race that I have always held near and dear to my heart. Heck, it's the first 100 miler I ever won and that feels pretty good.

I have no idea how things will unfold on race day with a bunch a fast guys up front but I do know I am fully recovered from Western States and I feel the pull of the 100 mile distance hard in my gut every day when I head out to the ridges and valleys around Sun Valley. My mom and dad will crew me and I'll go "old-school" with no pacer and hope that the magic of the Green Mountains shines on me again.

This has been a great summer so far and I see no reason to stop any time soon.

Hope you're all enjoying an awesome time on the trails!


brownie said...

Rumor has it you won?????

zagbag said...

Ultrarunning has it listed as a V for AJW with 16:01! Congrats you BA! Now you have to come to Leadville!

Neal Gorman said...

Andy- fine work in Vermont. Enjoy the Cape. Send me your email so I can forward you a few funny pics my sister Margaret took.