|Everyone talks about the endless fields of ferns on the trail (Kirstin Corris Photo from 2006 race)|
|You can bet I'll be stopping for a quick dunk here if it's hot out!|
|With speedy relay teams surely ahead of me, I won't have to worry about being the first to break through all the early morning spider webs this time!|
|Good trail, good shade...Yes, please!|
As an added bonus, my buddy Andy will be heading up from DC with me to run his first race over 50 miles. It's been a blast watching him go from 1/2 marathoner to 50-miler in the past year, and I'm psyched I'll get to be there to cheer him across the 77 mile finish line now. Everyone knows the fun doesn't really start until you get up over 70 miles in a race!