12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF
Short-Term Running Goals:
None for now
Long-Term Running Goals:
Unretire at some point
Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler
Win a 100 mile ultramarathon
I have five cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos! And I have the absolute best wife in the world. And I used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!
It's go time. I'm not racing much this year, so need to make the most of each race. I am obviously training through the Laurel Valley race on Saturday rather than tapering, as my focus is UROC 100k next month, but I am pumped for this one and determined to do my best given the conditions. I'm much more mentally psyched up for this one than I was for OD100, for some reason. And it even appears the weather is cooperating- low of 66, high of 86 on Sat. That's a good 10 degrees cooler than we've had in a long time (although weather.com says the humidity will be 100% at the start. Really? I mean, Really?!? 100%? Doesn't it have to be raining to be 100%?). And with no aid stations, Barry has volunteered to backpack in and set up one mid-way through for me to refill my water!
Matt Hart posted another awesome video. If this doesn't get you excited for a trail race, then check your pulse.
NB 760 Miles: 3.50
From JG on Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 12:24:10 from 18.104.22.168
More than make me race it makes me want to move! lol Great video, thanks for sharing & best of luck this weekend!
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