Saturday, October 07, 2006

Good Morning

The part I hate about races, getting up early - up at 4:00AM. I don't know how Olga does it year round, she gets up at 4:30AM just for training. Lady it's a good thing I don't live anywhere near you:) So I'm ready, feeling heavy cause I am but what the hell, it's fall. I'm well on my way to my "holiday" weight in October, just getting a jump on the holidays.

Well I'm ready to roll out. I smell like sunscreen and my feet feel funny from all the duct tape. Just checking the internet for the distances between aid stations. I didn't bother printing it out and taping it to my water bottle, I only do that for my A races, when I'm actually trying to PR. As long as I come in faster than 10:25...I think. I shouldn't be slower than my first 50-mile time. I'd like to be finished by 4PM at the latest, car rental needs to be back by 5PM. Keep your fingers crossed. I think I'm just going to go with one bottle today. The average distance between aid stations is 3.5 miles. Besides the weather is supposed to stay cool.

Great. Have a great weekend everyone, shaping up to be a great one here. San Francisco will be crowded with all the Fleet Week festivities which includes an air race and the Blue Angels.

9 comments:

  1. Rick, I hope you have fun today! It's a beautiful day when you can roll out of bed and can go run 50 miles:)

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  2. I hope you have a good one out there.

    Sunscreen? People still need that stuff in October? We're getting ready for 6 months of rain and darkness.

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  3. You crack me up about returning the car rental before 5pm.
    That would be the last thing on my mind if I just ran 50 miles. Unbelievable.....

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  4. Hey gang, it turned out to be a good day. PR'd which surprised me, not exactly in peak condition. A testament to how much stronger and faster I've gotten since 2004 when I ran my last 50.

    But no I didn't make the car rental. Gave a friend a ride home and he took a long time getting ready to go. He was in a bit of a daze after the race and moving in slow motion. Sa'll good, we've all been there. This guy is funny/crazy fill you guys in on my race report.

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  5. WellRick, it's 7pm , did you get your car back on time?

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  6. You must have been reading my mind.
    Did you have to pay extra on the car?


    (just kidding)

    50 miles...I suppose your legs aren't sore either.

    Can I have your autograph?

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  7. Time?
    And Charmin Ultra Soft?

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  8. how did it go??? I spent the day on a plane....I am thinking a but easier than your day..

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  9. Stephen you don't need my autograph. I'm only an ultra running legend in the walls of my own apartment.

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