This is nothing new. I did this back last fall/winter too.
I am gearing up for a 7 mile run before a ten hour work shift.
Any more, these don't cause more than an eyelash blink.
I got seven on the schedule, and then ten miles before work on Sunday.
It is a matter of being organized, having my lunch for work packed, and being set to get out the door in the morning.
Of course, I am hitting the first "cold weather" of my fall running tomorrow, ( it should be about 29 F) so I bet I start out in a toboggan hat, and sweat my way through that.
Western States lottery applicant pool opens tomorrow. I am still thinking about it.
My worse case scenario? I get into both Western States and Hardrock. (LOL. I am sure that would be someone else dream summer!)
What would I choose? Hardrock, without a blink. BUT, the odds of that are pretty small. I am no mathmethican or physicist, like some of those Hardrock smart guys, but I bet those would be wee small odds.
Western States happens to fall on my four day weekend, which makes the idea of a west coast 100 attractive. And it is Western States, an iconic race.
Do I really want to run WS? Yes, I guess I do, from a historical ultra running background. I know all about the race, I could even rattle off a few of the AS names just from memory. So I believe I will put "register for the lottery" on my To Do List for Monday. I've got nothing to lose. I won't be surprised or disappointed if I do not get into the race.
Off to get my running clothes organized for the morning run!