Man I can't believe it's already been a month since I made the annuoncement to run the Kokopelli Trail. Where did that time go and what did I do with it?? Both good questions. I'd like to have been able to say I've been training like a mad man towards my goal but I haven't really. In actuality It's been more miss thatn hit lately. It's taking a little longer getting started back up from this offseason. Just when I felt like I wanted to start running again. A head cold hit me and it hasn't left yet. I've been on medication to try and knock it out for the last three weeks but to no avail. The S.O.B. is pretty damn stubborn.
As for the initial response to my announcement. It was pretty good. There seemed to be a few people that were interested. More than enough to help me get the job done. Whether we manage to all show up on May 1ST is left to be seen. I need to get back with everyone that had shown interest in my record attempt and give them a rough itinerary. So as they can see what all is going to be invovled and asked of them. A lot of the who's going to pace me through what section of the trail will have to be determined a couple of days before. But things like my goal pace and splits. Nutrition, aide stops, clothes changes, things of that nature will be included in the plan.
I want to thank everyone that has offered to help me on this in one form or another up to this point. The reality of what I have bitten off here hasn't sunk in yet but I'm sure in the next few weeks it will. Right now I have a lot to work on. Getting some consistency back in my runnig and feeling comfortable with high mileage weeks will be the most impportant thing. I'll have a couple of well one really.. Gauge race to see where my level of fitness is here in a few weeks then. I need to hit it hard for 3 Days of Syllamo. I plan on taking an easy week after 3 Days. Then I'll start my major build up in mileage towards my trek across the desert. Gotta get out of here now. Only 101 days left until Kokopelli Trail.