This Sunday, Shelly and I will be flying back to Colorado for the Gore-Tex TransRockies stage race. We’ll spend six days running from Buena Vista west to Beaver Creek, passing through the towns of Vicksburg, Leadville, Red Cliff, and Vail.
The race should be a good challenge. The race covers 120 miles with about 20,000 feet of elevation gain. I’m pretty sure it will be the most miles either of us have run in a single week.
The race requires camping between stages. Despite living in campgrounds for over a year, we’re novices when it comes to tent camping. That should be a new adventure for us.
I’m still deciding on shoe choice for the run. I’ll bring one pair of Merrell Trail Gloves. I’m leaning toward either Mix Master 2′s or Mix Master Aeroblocks (details and review coming soon).
We’ll also be joined by our friends Vanessa and Shacky. We haven’t had a chance to run with them since they visited the Lake Tahoe area in July.
Look for extensive pictures and a detailed race report afterward. If we have Internet access along the way, I’ll be giving frequent updates. Stay tuned!