Friday, June 22, 2012

Western States 100

The Western States 100 is almost here. I'm sitting in Squaw Valley -- it's actually chilly here (while it's 100+ degrees back in Colorado), should be good running weather though. Need to stay warm at night especially.

Race starts at 5AM tomorrow, Pacific Time. Check out the progress here:
J may update the Blog tomorrow if possible, and check #WS100 or #WSER100 or even #MikeHinterberg (lame!) on Twitter
And don't forget, blogging and updates from
standing under the start line Friday, just over 19 hours to start

I'm runner 225. J and Nora are crewing, Alex is pacing, and I couldn't be happier. I can't believe we get to do this, this is awesome.
hard at work putting together drop bags
If you watch, cheer me to a finish...see if I can move up in the second half of the race!
30 hours is the cutoff, 24 hours is the big buckle, those are the real goals to stay on pace. Faster than that, who knows, but 20 hours and a few minutes before midnight are also out there as super stretch goals. I can't take anything for granted, it's a long day of hard running.

Getting in a last-minute nap on the north shore of Lake Tahoe

Mostly, though a fun day running with friends in a beautiful area.


  1. Have fun Mike (and Alex)! I won't be surprised at all to see you pull out a pretty impressive performance out of that bag of stretch goals. Enjoy the day.

  2. Best of luck. Run smart and most importantly have fun!

    For anyone interested there will be all day coverage over at irunfar as well

  3. Go get 'em Mike! Have a great race! I hope it's the best one yet!

  4. Be well, be happy, be strong! A twitter hash tag? You really are big time now.

  5. Thanks all.
    The girls were good about blogging and not excited about Twitter, so I deleted it.