>Racing>My Take On Pacing at Western States Endurance Run (6/24-25/06)
Jeff - I love our town too...It is great! And I can truly say I Love It! I'm sorry you had to move. Come back for a visit sometime.
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
Lynn - Just read your awesome report on last years WS run. Living in Auburn, the finish line, most of the trail has become familiar to me, some more so than others. Last summer was my first year trail running, and I attempted to run all sections of the 100 miles, not necesarily in order, and definitely not all at once! I managed to do about 65% of it. The sections I have left to do are the more inaccessible high-country parts (East of Michigan Bluff), with some long distances between driveable access points. I'll try to finish my quest this year, and then my husband wants to do it all again, in portions again, but this timein order, like the race is done.
I was at the finish line on the track last year on Sunday morning, removing the racing chips from the runners ankles as they crossed the finish. It was BLAZING HOT out there, and I can't imagine what all the runners, including pacers, went through! Major KUDOS to you and everyone who attemped the run!!!!
PS - maybe you recognize my current avatar - my sons watercolor of No Hands Bridge - a local favorite icon
Best of luck trying to get into WS, if you try again. Maybe our paths will cross someday.
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