Friday, June 11, 2010

Ready to Roll!

Sunset. Heading back to the motel after race registration and dinner.

"Are you still doing that running thing?"
James Frederick Sr. - Stepdad

I'm actually here and ready to start the San Diego 100-mile! Until last weekend I wasn't sure if I would be able to do this race. Yeah there was the over-training thing and I'm coming in not feeling as sharp as I could be but that's not it. On my last post I mentioned something about a family emergency in Orlando, Florida and having to travel there last minute. The way things were going I wasn't sure if I was going to get another call and have to head down there again. It's my stepdad, the man who raised me. Love the dude and he has had it tough the last two months. He's doing much better in the hospital and while he's not out of the woods yet he's better overall. It's been a roller coaster ride but he's a fighter.

He asked me that question on one of our phone conversations last year. He also reminded me how he had beat me on a street race. I've forgotten a lot of things but that I remember. I was 12 or so. He, my mom and I were walking around the neighborhood that afternoon and he challenged me to a drag race on our street. He beat me but I was robbed. C'mon man he had been a hash house harrier in his military days. Yeah Dad, I'm still doing the running thing, in fact more than ever and the 2010 SD100 is going to be for you!

Damn now I really have to finish. My leg would have to fall off for me to dnf. Har, har, see you guys on the other side of this 100.

Here is a link to a pdf file that they will try to update during the course of the race. No guarantees though since cell reception is spotty out there.

Hanging out with Ben Gaetos, ready to start another San Diego 100.

Mark, organized and ready a day before the race, what is the world coming to?!

Fellow San Francisco ultra-marathoner Brian Myers and his wife Isabel.

Sean Lang ready to grub.


  1. Best of luck Rick!

  2. Good luck, Rick! All the best to you, and I hope you have a great race!

  3. Good luck Rick - see ya out there!

  4. Hey Rick long time no chat, I met someone at Crossfit yesterday that reminded me SO MUCH of you (well his legs did ha ha). But wanted to wish you best of luck at SD100! Go get em!


  5. Saw the results- great job Rick!