A couple of big events this weekend.
On the local level - the annual Snow Joke 1/2-Marathon. It comes at a great time of year for people wanting a tune-up before spring marathons like Boston. The weather always has the potential to be a factor at this race. And, road conditions on the back side of the lake (a bit more than 1/2 of the run) are typically dicey even in the best of years. But, this year figures to be a doozey. Western Montana has had some healthy snow this year; and, temps this weekend are likely to be a bit frigid. So, fast times are likely to take a hiatus this year.
On the regional level, the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships happen this weekend. Can Patrick Casey get an 800/mile double? Will he run some fast times and stamp himself as a favorite for the NCAA's? Will Katrina Drennan get a mile/3000 double? Any more UM school records on tap for her?
Nationally, we'll see the big boys take to the oval at the USATF Champs. Check the web for live coverage schedules.
The Muddy Buzzard