I’m Dreaming of a White Leadville

It’s official. Snow is now in the forecast for tomorrow’s Leadville Trail 100 running race.

Snow showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning…then rain showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Highs 45 to 53. Southwest winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Because there will be a mix of snow and rain, it’s going to be very tough keeping my clothing dry, especially critical items like gloves.

Also, racing in cold weather makes me want food with higher fat content. Typically I would do this race with just Hammer Gel and a protein-supplement. Now I plan on having raw cookie dough on hand.

The Race Medical check in is underway now. The race starts with an early morning shotgun blast at 4 AM.


  1. Comment by alex on August 16, 2008 3:44 pm

    Good luck! You know cookie dow treated you well before in Iowa!

  2. Comment by Todd Scott on August 19, 2008 4:08 pm

    Thanks, Alex. The cookie dough was good! Unfortunately the rain made my feet soft and doughy. At the end I was just happy to finish since most starters didn’t. I hope to write up a race story soon.

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