Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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Just wanted to send a quick note that I'm back safe and sound albeit with a distinct limp which is a great improvement from where I was Sunday morning when I could barely walk. Muscles around the left knee finally gave out on me at mile 95. Not wanting to be caught from behind so close to the finish, I tied my bandana around it as a compression bandage and forced the issue until I finished. I knew full well that I would pay dearly later but it was worth it. All it needs is some rest and light work until it's ready.

I have a race report in the works and I have pictures to process as well. The camera is toast from the heavy rain. I failed to protect it properly but I was able to salvage some good pictures and a couple of usable videos. The report will be long and epic but like the run you can opt out at different points and still get the gist of the experience. In the meantime I just wanted ya'll to know that I was touched and flattered by all the support and well wishes and I am home safe and sound.

Some of you have already heard, I placed third - a strange new place to be. As Mark Tanaka posted on his 2007 race report of this race which he won, "...the nice thing about our sport, is that it sometimes allows the little guy to get some cookie too...". I'm a little guy and I'm very happy with my share.

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With the gang this past weekend. I crashed their get together and they welcomed me with open arms. This is at the race start Saturday morning; Bob Gentile from Florida, myself, Meghan Hicks from Wyoming and Tom Triumph from New Jersey. Great, great people. Bob I already knew from before, Meghan and Tom I met at race packet pick up on Friday afternoon.

17 comments:

  1. CONGRATS again homie!! I so can't wait for this report!! Whoot! Take care of yourself! ;-)

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  2. wow, rick! you rock! 3rd place overall! congrats! makes us realize what a well-trained and disciplined pinoy athlete can do.

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  3. Congrats Rick! I was checking the webcast and saw you move up to 3rd. Awesome! Hope the knee keeps getting better and looking forward to our report. : )

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  4. Congrats! a great finish on a very difficult day. Enjoy the rest and the limp while it last.

    Gary

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  5. YOU ROCK!!! And I am not a stalker!! HAHAHHAHAHAHA I am....

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  6. BTW it was Marcy that called me a stalker...;.)

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  7. Rick, I am extremely happy for you, and I cheered out loud when I saw your name on the results over the weekend! WAY TO GO!

    I hope you are getting some well deserved rest and recovery, and I look forward to reading your report!

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  8. Rick. You're like the Magnum P.I. of ultra-marathons. I don't what that means, but it sounds cool. Can't wait to read the report.

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  9. Thanks guys. I appreciate all the support. It's good to be back reflecting on all that's happened.

    Mike - that's funny. I used to live in Honolulu back when Magnum P.I. was big on TV.

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  10. Welcome home, little dude:) You are now officially a star.

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  11. Great Job Bro, it was a blast out there...Congrats on Third Stud :-) get those pics up so I can scap a few for my report also--haha

    Catch ya later on this week...recover well my friend.

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  12. Thanks for saying that we are great people. I'm so glad we remembered to pay you to say that.

    You're kind of a big thing now, you know that? Don't let the fact that you're shorter than me make you think otherwise.

    :)
    Meghan

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  13. You're Awesome, Rick! Now you need to come back next year and tear up the CC100 course.

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  14. Rick,

    Now I am expecting a 1st place finish! ;) Congratulations. I am so impressed, but you know that already.

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  15. Olga, Jennie; you two are killing me with embarrassment right now:).

    Bob, looking forward to reading your report. Glad you liked the pictures I sent you.

    Meghan, you still owe me $10 and stop standing on your toes to make me feel even shorter.

    Rob, I have been thinking of returning to triple C. The new finishers shirt is sweet. The one I have is from the year we finished it, the big ol goat graphic in the front that sticks to your chest when it's hot.

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  16. Rick,
    Awesome job on third. You achieved your under 24 hour goal and then some. Hope to see you soon - maybe headlands??

    Leslie

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  17. Hi Leslie, long time no see. Alas I am at a wedding in Vegas that weekend of Headlands. I get back Saturday night though. Maybe I come down and see how you guys are holding up.

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