Friday, December 12, 2014

New year, same goal.

The Western States 100 lottery has come, gone, and once again it's time for me to set my sights on next year's goal; qualifying for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run... for the fourth consecutive year.

I'm fortunate enough to have gained entry to what I hope to be my qualifying race. The 2015 Miwok 100k on May 2.

Time to start training.  I began today, by walking and trotting around on the atmospheric-river-soaked trails with my favorite running compadre.

Lucy and I were delighted to see water flowing everywhere.

Neighbors have witnessed a large mountain lion take down a deer in the nieghborhood.  Lucy and I came across this scat (about the size of my hand) on the trail a couple weeks ago.

Friday, December 5, 2014

2015 Western States 100M Endurance Run lottery

Tomorrow, December 6, 2014 is Western States lottery day!  I'm in, again.  I have 4 tickets in the drawing, giving me, roughly, a 17% chance of being selected.  The lottery and results will be broadcast live at  Can't wait to find out if I'm about to start training for the 2015 Western States 100, or for yet another qualifying event.  Good luck to all the entrants!