Sunday, June 07, 2009

San Diego 100: The Quick Update

Thanks to Bob Gentile, some of you already know how I did. Apparently the webcast wasn't very successful. Too bad really because everything else was great about this event. Race director Scott Mills, the rest of the race staff and the volunteers did an amazing job. The people were incredible and so were my fellow participants.

We started at 6am Saturday and I finished at 2am Sunday for a time of 20:00:25 which was good for 6th place and a new 100-mile PR. Yes, you can bet I was rushing in the end to try and get in under 20 hours. It was going well until the last 7 or so miles, from the last aid station to the finish. I was spent mentally which made it hard to stay motivated and keep pushing. Nevertheless I'm happy with my performance and my time. Huge thanks to Olga for preparing my splits which was my guide throughout the run and a huge, huge shout out to my best friend Jessica who was my crew, photographer and chauffeur for the entire race weekend. She racked a lot of miles driving from aid station to aid station and replenishing supplies.

Photos and race report to come.

Preliminary results from UltraRunning magazine.

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Partial results. Ben Hian was first with an 18:15. Suzanna Bon was first woman with a 19:32 and a new course record.

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Brian Krogmann (3rd) and myself Sunday morning at the finish line. This shot is for Bob MacGillivray of Drymax Socks.

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations Rick!! We are all so very proud of you. You are our Pacman of ultramarathon running. With you getting stronger every race, the sky is the limit. Have a well deserved rest and enjoy the accolades for this great achievement.

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  2. Well done my friend !!!

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  3. Dude, your rocked it congrats a great race. Can't wait for the report. I tried to follow but that wasn't working...but other than that..WOW!.

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  4. Rick, you are amazing! Congratulations on such a strong performance and the new PR! Rest and recover well, and I can't wait to read more about your race.

    Way to go!

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  5. You're amazing. Congratulations.

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  6. Way to go stud!! Awesome time.
    Leslie

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  7. Yeah, that was a conservative goal. I was afarid a bit to give you real to not freak you out and gave you what I was certain you'll break. Now you come to Rocky and run sub-18. Piece of cake.
    Congrats, kiddo. You made your trail mama proud. I'll drink beer with you in a couple of weeks.

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  8. Good job Rick. You have certainly become an excellent competitor. I'm quite proud of you Ricky boy. I hope you have a great day with your Mommy today. Happy birthday to her. I'm excited to see more pictures and read your report.

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  9. Wow. Awesome job, Rick. Not surprising, though - just awesome.

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  10. Congrats Rick,
    Nice to be able to celebrate your Mom's BD AND a PR in a goal race. Can't imagine trying to stay focused AT ALL the last few hours to finish at 2am!!
    Happy recovery, Ann S.

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  11. Great job Rick!! That was awesome! Nice performance...looking forward to the post and more pics!

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  12. my snappy salute to you, rick! you've done it and i am really proud of you. i consider you now as the "scott jurek" of the philippines. you are the best! congratulations!

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  13. 20:00:25*....hmmm 26 seconds!! IF YOU ONLY didn't shake after you pee'd you would have been under 20 hours --lmaooooo

    *Lesson learned no more shakin' the wee wee :-)

    You Kicked Butt bro, and nobody behind you to push you in faster next finisher was 21:04:57

    closer to 19 hours is SO in your future no doubt. See ya in a few weeks!

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  14. Yee haw! You kick ass, Rick! Nicely done.

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  15. Wow nicely done. Congrats on a great race.

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  16. Dude, your the man! Nice work - Grae

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  17. Wow, wow, wow, wow! Awesome!

    That was amazing. CONGRATULATIONS.

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  18. Leave it to Bob to go there. LOL

    You are amazing!!!

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  19. Woaaah! Bong Ortiz told me about it! Congratulations Rick! Pa-autograph naman! :)

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  20. Hi Rick, Great Run! I will be looking for your sub 20 at States...

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  21. Sub 20 hours is no joke. That is impressive. Heal up quick and hopefully we will run into each out on the trails before 2 long.

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  22. One Seriously Fast Dude = you!

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  23. You're of a kind...6th place with a tremendous time.

    Keep it up bro, we're so proud of you.

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  24. Rick,
    Obviously this post is a little late but a HUGE congratulations is in order! WAY TO GO!! I am so proud to know you! Fantastic run! Peace!
    Mark

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