Note to HOTS enthusiasts

Just a note to the HOTS enthusiasts…. Carl and I have thrashed out the 2022 course, and it is a thing of beauty. historic sites and sights, unique geological features, breathtaking scenery, small towns, soon to be discovered angels, lots of wide shoulders, and (as always) a few surprises. We Read more…

silence on the rock.

silence on the rock. . all is quiet in the little clearing in the woods. the tents are gone the campfire is out. no sound of laughter no stories being told. . the footprints in the corn are filling with sand, and the parking lot is empty. . the last Read more…

12 hours to go.

12 hours to go. 5 runners left. . 0ver the long night ahead 5 weary warriors soldier on. everyone is now ahead of the reaper. . the last 4 are barely ahead, but they have done what had to be done over the past 12 hours, as they have been Read more…

24 hours to go

here we are. 24 hours to go. . all the remaining runners are in the home stretch. we still have a little time before the next one arrives at the finish, but after that they should be coming in the rest of the day. . after all of us got Read more…

into the final 36 hours

possible incoherence here. it has been so long since i actually laid down and slept that i am not sure what day it was. . things are into the final 36 hours and the last races are crystalizing. . dan chapman is the next runner on the road right now. Read more…

time and distance

so before i was interrupted i was going to talk about time and distance. . the journey runner develops a different relationship with time and distance. in normal running you think of a distance in terms of how fast you can run it. on a journey it becomes a matter Read more…

day 9 begins.

day 9 begins. i am uncertain how much juice my laptop has left, so i will be brief. . looking at the folks on the bubble; the quarandillos have fallen a mile behind the reaper. odie and diane finished the night in a draw with the reaper, still 7 miles Read more…

90 miles is a long way…

there are a lot fewer runners on the road tonight. 29 have dropped. 18 have finished. 28 of the original 75 remain in motion. always moving towards the rock. a long line of limping, weary souls who have faced now nearly 8 days  since they were dumped beside the road Read more…