Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Uno Momento

IMG_0133br>Resting in one of the cabins situated along the course while Tony was doing one of his loops. Not much sleep was had the entire weekend I was in North Carolina. I'd do it all over again though.


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.

8 comments:

  1. And there it is again :-)

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  2. Only because you never let me forget it stinker! Who plastered "25 seconds" all over Facebook the other day? I think you owe me lunch for that:)

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  3. Once again, I have to thank you for being such a gigantic part of a 100-mile journey. I've become so used to your "tough love" that I know what to expect and work twice as hard to avoid you busting my butt! Seriously, I couldn't have done this one without you and can't thank you enough. The only problem is, what am I going to do at a 100-miler that you are not pacing me at!?!

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  4. Sweet! Congrats to Tony! I followed along all day to see how everyone was doing and it looks like everyone had a great day out there.

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  5. Zack's winning time is mind blowing Evan, just phenomenal.

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  6. my participation in jeju's ultramarathon race opened my eyes, seeing the koreans/japanese running 200K easily. they even have 300, 600, and even 1,000K races without the help of any pacer. i guess, we, asians, are the "craziest" & most hardcore runners in the world. congrats, rick!

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  7. Great job Rick and great time by Tony.

    @Bald Runner - if only that were true universally..

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