I was lying in bed last night thinking about next Saturday’s race when I had quite the revelation… there is a new 100 miler in Virginia this October called The Grindstone. It is part of the BEAST series which incorporates the two races I’m familiar with (Promise Land 50K and Masochist 50M). Assuming I survive Sawtooth, I was thinking I'd love to try it next year but I'd like to see this year's times before deciding. It is being hailed as the toughest 100 miler in the east, with good reason, there is 23,000ft elevation gain/loss over the out and back course. Twenty Three Thousand. Sounds brutal right? The revelation – that would be equivalent to 11,500ft over 50 miles – which is EXACTLY what the Jemez Mountains race promises!!
What have I got myself into?
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