Saturday, March 17, 2012

New Poll About Blog Content

I posted a new poll on the side of the page about what type of content you prefer to see here.  Feel free to vote for more than one thing and I'll use the results to guide what type of stuff I post.

For everyone planning to do this year's Classic, you should be in the middle of long days of training by now.  It's almost impossible to overtrain for the Classic because the long, slow days that are necessary are self-limiting.  So train hard.  Harder than you think you should.  Add another five miles onto your day and see what happens.  Go for an extra hour.  Throw an extra liter of water into your pack to add more weight. 

If you think you're exhausted after two back to back 12 hour training days imagine how you'll feel after four back to back fifteen hour days when you're doing the race.  In other words, suck it up, bro because no matter how much training you do, you're going to feel out of your element and stressed when the race starts. 

Above all, be safe.  It's possible to push the envelope and still come back home at the end of the day.  Cheers. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

2012 Venue Poll Results

Brooks Range: Gates of the Arctic Wilderness
  13 (26%)
Wrangell-St. Elias: Nabesna to McCarthy
  8 (16%)
Kenai Peninsula: Hope to Homer
  9 (18%)
Chugach Mountains - Whittier to Eklutna or similar
  9 (18%)
A completely new route
  10 (20%)

The later addition to the poll:  Eureka to Talkeetna 3 votes

Here are the results of the long-standing poll about where the next Classic race should be.  I put up the poll before I realized the venue had already been decided.  Check out recent posts for more information on the awesome and gnarly looking Thompson Pass to McCarthy route.  It's bound to be a doozy.

Also, I'll be putting up a new poll soon so check it out and vote.  Train hard and enjoy the journey.