Still in Sconnie land. But unlike the Sconnie basketball teams, I am still alive.
Joined up with Todd Egnarski and his future son-in-law Marcel Uttech out at the Scuppernong ski area/campground. This is the spot at the Kettle Moraine 100M/K where the runners hit the 50K turnaround. It is also the spot where I hit one of my low points in running 2 years ago and dropped.
The parking lot still holds bad memories, even with last year's redemtion.
We ran down some of the Ice Age Trail toward the "praries". I had to take my camera, as I know at least 6 runners who will be taking their first 100 shot at this race in June. So here you go Bill, Guy, John, Karen, Jenny, Kel. Enjoy the pictures of the prairies.
These pictures look harmless, but add 85-90 degree temps, no wind, and dewpoints in the 70s. This may not sound hot, but the humidity beats down on you in this section and destroyed me 2 years ago. I still fear this area.
On the way down, Todd asked how far we were going. I replied "How about Emma Carlin?". Todd, "I don't think we should be going that far". Me (insert the sounds of rusty gears going in my hear) "oh, yeah, that would be 50K round trip. Let's not.
We turned around after 5 miles.
Todd and Me
Todd and Marcel
Todd hugging a tree
We ended up doing around 15 miles. It felt good. No problems.
Ended up racing Todd up some hills.