Brett Sutton is quoted as saying, “when you go for eight or nine hours there are a lot of places with dark and unlit streets.  People don’t train athletes to go to those places.”   Heck, I’ll be out there a lot longer and I’m feeling ready.  This season has been about the mental toughness journey more than ever before and I am just so grateful for the opportunity to race.  I hope the day unfolds to allow me to have the race I’ve conditioned myself for both physically and mentally.  Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way directly and indirectly.  I’m racing in part for all of you and thanks in advance for putting up with me over the next few days as I taper!  : ) I expect it to be wild.