Approximately 350 of us applied for the 300 open slots at Wasatch and the lottery was held last Saturday. I'm one of the lucky 50 who didn't make it. That's what I was praying for and hoping for the last two loops at HURT where I swore to myself that I'd never run another 100 miler again.
So today I sent in my application to the Plain 100. I tried it once before and only made it halfway before dropping out. Those who've attempted both can't seem to agree on which is harder: HURT or Plain. But there is general agreement that they are second and third hardest (after Hardrock).
For the life of me I can't figure out why I wanted to swear off ever doing another 100 mile race. I was dead tired, it was the middle of the night, I had a long way to go: must have been a case of temporary sanity. Anyway... I'm over it now.