Right then. Good things about this:
The race isn't in Flagstaff or Reno
The weather will be good on non-running days
I'll learn all about running in the rain for a long time
It will be an experience
BUT *still hoping it might improve* because of course.
I can't do anything but go out there and try my best so that's what I'll do. Races, especially very long ones, are about experience, immersive experience. The end goal in this case will take 24 straight hours of effort. So I'll deal with it. We all will. It's a little bit liberating when something you can't control is thrown at you and all bets are off. What if I were to let potentially not achieving my A goal define the experience of this event? That would be ridiculous.