Still here. Made it back home safely. Just catching up on sleep and plowing through the work that has piled up. I've already written the first draft and some of you will wish it was this short. I have to go back and edit of course.
Tony did great, killed the run and came away with a huge PR not only for the course but for the 100-mile distance itself. Ran pretty much a perfect race, as close to perfect. He was so strong on the last 50 miles when I paced him that I can put it down on my log as a training run. Unbelievable. Last year I failed on my quest to go under the 20-hour mark for the 100 mile distance at San Diego 100 but the lessons learned from that attempt I was able to apply to Tony's quest at Umstead. I pushed him pretty hard like I usually did. He can never pace me at a 100-mile race because I would hate for him to pay me back for all the tough love I've given him these four races I've crewed and paced for him. He came away victorious though. A performance that will inspire me for my upcoming 100-mile races this summer.