Cactus Rose 50 Mile Report
October 30, 2010
I wasn't sure what to do with Cactus Rose, even after I'd signed up for the race a month earlier. The race is a semi-self-supported 50 mile and 100 mile race through the Hill Country State Natural Area in Bandera, Texas outside San Antonio. There isn't any food or sports drink at the aid stations - if you want anything, you have to provide it yourself. In a race of this distance, you should probably be doing that anyway, so Cactus really makes you think about your race strategy. There is water and ice at each aid station, and the course is really well marked, so it's not a fat-ass type race.