Friday, March 26, 2010

Hello North Carolina

This whole running thing has taken me to places I've never thought of visiting before. North Carolina is one of them and here I am, crewing and pacing for the Umstead 100-mile. Tony has big goals for this one. I think he has a shot but everything has to go right, no mistakes and he has to run his best race ever. Can he do it? Well I am here to help him.

He's already asleep and it ain't even 10pm yet. I can't sleep the night before big races and I don't know how people like Tony do it. As for me, I just finished my second beer and it took a whole lot of self control not to go back downstairs for another. I'll be up all day tomorrow too but I'm only running a fraction of the distance with opportunities for catnaps before I pace.

The weather here is a lot like San Francisco's, cold and drizzly. Possible thunderstorms are forecasted for Sunday however. If all goes according to plan we shouldn't spend a lot of time running on Sunday morning. I'll do my best to try and make that happen.

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Tony and I, running together once again. This will be the fourth race I will be crewing and pacing for him. The last one, Javelina Jundred last year, was our best so far. Can we top it?

9 comments:

  1. Go Tony, and go Tony's crew! There are no obstacles unless the mind perceives them as such!

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  2. You're living the life, Rick! Good luck to your runner and have fun. :)

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  3. Awesome Rick. What a friend you are.

    Dig the "Pacer" shirt btw (from JJ100).

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  4. We neat moved to NC instead of CA when wemoved to the US 10 Years ago, it looked a pretty state then although I never got as up close and personal as you will!

    Good luck to you both!

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  5. Awesome. Good luck to Tony, and to you as well, Rick.

    Bring your runner home in good time! There will be more beer after you guys are done. ;-)

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  6. Tony is in good hands...

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  7. HAVE FUN!! Don't beat Tony up too much!!

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  8. Hey Rick,

    Great meeting and hanging with you for a couple of days. Can't wait to do it again sometime. I don't think Joey can wait, either. (:

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