Welp, after both running 25 miles last weekend with 5,500 ft of gain AND booking Mather site #159, I'm officially joining the festivities at the South Rim. I'll be bringing my family; consisting of my Girlfriend, her 4 yr old son, and our 3 month old daughter. The daughter and son are both very chill, and can always wander away with Tanya if need be. If anyone has any reservations about bringing kids near the camping area, please feel free to say so and we can either move to another site and/or put the kids up for adoption (I kid!).
Either way, the stoke is high for this run.
My gear will surely be simple:
-UD wasp with 64 oz bladder
-20 oz handheld (homemade bike tube variety)
-synthetic souvenir race tee
-Optic Nerve sunglasses
-Golite Wisp windshirt
-running shorts from target (w/ MYOG outer pockets for salt)
-Drymax Hyperlite socks
-Some sort of La Sportiva shoe (testing out Vertical K's this weekend)
I plan to primarily fuel by rocking Mike Clelland goo's, supplemented with some fig newtons and chips. Water all the way with Succeed! caps for electrolytes, and surely lemonade at Phantom Ranch as a treat.
I may also bring an mp3 player to rock some heavy metal and/or hip-hop on that final climb if and when I hit a serious wall...