unenlightened, thanks for bumping this thing!!
I'm out of shape too, took two hits of the sick over summer... have been building the upper body for about six weeks and just started on the runs again. Thankfully I still have the pace I gained up to January, just not the endurance.
I also had to get orthotics so while in the long run it can only mean good things (not that I had any problems to report), it's something to get used to, plus I still need new running shoes.
Keep it up folks! =D
race is currently underway......Hal Koerner picked up an early lead and has extended it to 40 minutes at michigan bluff. Barring any major blowups (which, of course, never happen in the second half of 100 mile races) he looks to be in good shape.
Alas, it's nowhere near as much fun as when scotty would show up and pwn everybody.
'05 was his last year......he only does REAL races now. (spartathalon, badwater, etc.)
i do miss the days of him showing up and casually destroying everybody. I guess it's more interesting now that we dont actually know who's gonna win the damn thing before the race starts.
Koerner has now reached Peachstone CAL-2 at mile 70 with a 32 minute lead, and there's a pack of guys within 10 minutes of each other behind him. Last year's "winner" Graham Cooper has been steadily moving up all day and is now in 5th place and still very much in it.
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and Koerner takes it down in 16:12 (thats right, 16 hours and 12 minutes). The race was reported to be unusually mild this year with a steady breeze and temps 'only' in the 80s for much of the course, leading to some speedy times.
JUREK'S BETTER! CLAP!CLAP!CLAPCLAPCLAP!