I saw that the official Badwater entrant list was released today. What I didn't know was the huge entry fee for the race; $895. Furthermore, the hoops you have to go through to be considered. Check out this link for all the ins/outs of registration. I would like to dream of doing this race someday, but it will take up to a decade of being in the sport and crewing for other people etc before I can ever really consider it. I have a much healthier respect for anyone wearing a Badwater shirt now. I've seen and met a few veterans of the race. I'll be looking forward to following the race on-line.
Nice easy walk/run home and back to work today for the fourth day of this year that I left my car at work. I'm also picking up cans and saving them when I can find them so I can do a little good for the environment, but more than that to give me a few bucks for a race! My time for the 3.8 mi to and from work:
I was able to also get a good swim in 1800 yds in 32:13. I think that is a mile.
You can tell that I'm still having a little trouble with my knee, so the slow pace continues. Saturday should be fun! Anyway, what would a 50 mile race be without a little story and challenge to make it interesting. This is what the $118 is for; you have to earn the belt buckle. Also, to make things interesting there is a slight chance of rain on race day. Here is the current weather forecast, and it looks like the rain will hold off until Sunday; sure hope so!
I can not wait to start watching the result of the Atacama Crossing, which is starting on 7 March. This is part of the Four Desert Series, and I have a friend that should be in Chile now, but have not heard from him. I hope he is doing fine, especially since I'm not sure if he arrived before the earthquake. The race director will be posting the daily standings starting on the 7th.
Zentai. I am interested in a suit of red for the Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run; always one for a lot of attention no matter how I have to get it!
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