25 Jun '13, 10am
Western States rookies Cassie Scallon and Kerrie Bruxvoort bring speed to the race. Their thoughts:
I’ve heard people say that running 100 miles is completely different than racing other distances. I’ve listened to enough horror stories about what people go through in the later miles of the race to be quite intimidated by the distance, but I’m also interested to see how I handle it, what emotions come out, and if it’ll be my new favorite distance. I am wondering about pacing, eating, staying calm early in the race, and focusing through the middle miles. It’ll be an experiment! The unknown is scary, but at least I don’t have past bad experiences looming over me.