Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nanny Goat goals

Yikes.  In about 36 hours, I will begin the Nanny Goat race.  The race has several options: 12 hour race (beginning at either 8am or 8pm), 24 hour race, or 100 mile race.  If a person logs at least 86 miles by the 24 hour mark, the person can continue on for 100 miles with the cutoff being the 28 hour mark.  Thankfully, the weather is looking as perfect as one can imagine for the event; it takes place in Riverside, CA, which typically hits upper 90s during the day this time of year.  Current forecast is for sunny and 71 degrees on Saturday; I'm hoping and praying that forecast is accurate.

My goals for the race are complicated.  My fiance is running the race and wants to earn a buckle (ie. 100 mile finish).  I obviously want him to earn a buckle and I hope I can do the same.  My knee and hip are the big unknowns.

My personal goals:
A - 100 miles under 24 hours
B - 100 miles under 28 hours
C- wog as many miles as possible in 24 hours

"Our goals":
A - Both earn buckles.
B - One of us earns a buckle.
C - We both wog for 24 hours.

I honestly want to finish as fast as I can and then continue on with Alan so that we can receive our buckles at the same time (though that makes my catching his finish on video a little trickier).  I have the advantage of more miles on my legs, am insanely stubborn and have an abnormally high pain tolerance; however, anything can happen and I'm prepared for the fact that he may log miles faster than I do (if so, I hope he can wait for me to  We have bought all the gear we need and are finishing packing it tonight.  Tomorrow we hope to set up camp/tent at the race site and be ready to go for Saturday morning.  No matter what happens, we will be surrounded by awesome, talented, craaaazy people and have a blast!


  1. Good luck! I'll see you there! I'll be the 260 lb guy! :)

  2. Awesome Rachel! I'll be cheering for you to earn that buckle!! I really don't have any goals for this one. I have never run a 24 hour race. (Secretly though, I have calculated that if I run ONLY 4 laps an hour, I will have 96 miles which will qualify me for the extra hours). Thing is, I really don't think that I can stay awake for 24 hours straight. I haven't done that since the 8th grade! Good luck to you and your fiance. Say Hi if you recognize me before I recognize you. You looked so different than your blog pic when I saw you at Heartbreak Ridge. Again -- good luck! (ps. I am not arriving until early, early Saturday morning, but I do plan on pitching a tent).

  3. All the best! Sounds like an awesome event!