Time for the Buffalo run!

March 23 2009, 9:29 am

This week Jim Skaggs will host the Antelope Island Buffalo Run.  This course takes place on Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake.  I’ll be working the “Lower Frary” aid station along with Larry Mangum.  There are nearly 500 runners registered in the 3 races….50 mile, 50k and 25k.  Looks like the buffalos will be running from runners.    While it is currently dumping here in SLC, the weather looks favorable this coming weekend for some fast times, unless the moisture lingers for a few days creating that wonderful, sloppy Utah mud. 

This past week I fell in a “transformer hole” up at work and tweaked my left knee.  No real damage, just a little wacked.  Hopefully this is the third “issue” in my string of winter injuries.  First a broken rib in January, then a tweaked calf (but not injured) at Way Too Cool, and now this.   Sledding is dangerous!  Injuries 1 and 3 were “sledding related”.  The broken rib was a compression turn, the other I was walking down from the famed luge run when I fell in a hole.  No popping or scary sounds and the knee feels strong.  I ran yesterday cautiously, and without pain.   Hopefully this won’t cause any more setbacks with training as the Massannutten 100 is approaching quickly. 

I’ve posted the “entrants list” for the Speedgoat 50k.  Make sure you’re name is on it to enjoy the pain of the toughest 50k in the US. 

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I’m going sledding!  But coming home uninjured this time!

Another powder day at Alta!