Everything is coming together.
End of tapering
Today is the last day I will run before H2H. This week I only get to do a bit of light jogging and it's kind of hard to do because I am used to running alot. I can't run alot this week though, I gotta recover and be all healed up for the big day on Sunday, June 7th.
Today it's the start of carbo loading time. Now that my body is resting and recovering for H2H, I am shoving as much carbs down my throat as I can. I am probably eating 70-80% carbs right now compared to protein. Gotta get my energy reserves loaded!
Getting all the gear together
It's a long list...but I have narrowed everything down to 2 bins and a cooler.
In Bin #1 I will have:
In Bin #2 I will have:
-Extra things like headlamp, watch, batteries in case I loose something, it breaks or whatever
-Bathroom stuff like extra contacts and stuff
In Cooler I will have:
I will also have a ton of water.
It plays out like this...
-I leave Phantom Ranch (bottom of the Grand Canyon) and go up the S. Kaibab trail unsupported at 7 pm. At the rim of the Grand Canyon I will meet up with Susan, Gina and Frank and they will support me until Grandview Tower and the start of the dirt roads (about 20 miles into the run). At that point, they will go ahead of me to meet up with Caleb and Isaac and give them all of the bins and cooler with my stuff. Susan, Gina and Frank will then drive ahead to the next spot they will support at about mile 65 and go to sleep. Caleb and Isaac will support me through the night and into the early morning from miles 35 to 57 (I will go unsupported from mile 57 to mile 65 while Caleb and Isaac go ahead and meet up with Susan, Gina and Frank to give the bins and cooler back to them). Sometime, mid morning, I will run into Susan, Gina and Frank again at mile 65 and they will support me to the finish which will hopefully be late afternoon/early evening. I may have some other friends helping out along the way when I am close to and on the mountain for added support. We will see.
As stated before, everything is coming together. All the pieces are in place and now it is a waiting game for a few days, getting the last little tid bits packed and ready.
Oh boy...it is about to happen!
Side note: Frank (who is part of the support crew with Susan and Gina) is having his own adventure on Saturday, the day before I start H2H. He is riding his mountain bike from his home in Flagstaff to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon unsupported in a day. Pretty rad.
When he gets to the south rim, he will be greeted by Gina. She will be waiting for him at the south rim to camp out and celebrate his effort. We will see them that night or the next day how ever it all plays out.
Good luck Frank. Your going to crush!