So I signed up for the annual Blood Sweat and Gears road race a couple of days ago. It's a race that takes place up in the smokey mountains of NC and TN. It's a soul crushing course. I did this race back when I turned 30 and it nearly broke me. I finished dead last out of all the people who qualified to race the full 100 miles. I came in around 9:14:00. It's a putrid time and one that I fully intend to shatter this year. As a tune up, I'm planning to ride in a MD 63 mile event in April.