Barkley Marathon

I’ve been thinking about the Barkley Ultra Marathon lately – it’s 100 miles and 52,900 feeet of climbing. Only six people have ever finished this race. How bad ass is that? Here is a Fox Sports article on it.

I have also been discussing a double crossing (running) of the Grand Canyon with Krissy – 94 miles, 23,000 feet of gain, what an epic adventure that would be. For years I’ve wanted to mtn bike from Fruita to Moab on the Kokopelli trail in under 24 hours – 140 miles of beautiful mtn biking trails. Just kicking around some adventure ideas. We’ll see what I can fit in with racing coming up really quick… May is packed:

  • May 6: Krissy is racing in the Miwok 100k (63 miles) – I’ll be pacing her last 20 miles (we’ll get to hang out with the Copsons in SF too!)
  • May 13-14: US Rogaining Championship – We’d do the 8 or 12 hour race rather than the 24 hour which we both want to do. Krissy will just be coming off Mikwok 100k and I have my big 24 hour mtn bike race at the end of May to prepare for.
  • May 20th: TRIOBA Sprint Adventure Race. I was going to skip this to rest but NIKE ACG might be there. It’s on their schedule.
  • May 27-28: NORBA Northwest Regional Championship/WA State 24 hour solo mtn biking Championship.

    I’m am getting excited to race!