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Badwater 2012 (Read 511 times)

    Anyone following Badwater this year?

     

    Zach is through FC(17 miles) 8 minutes faster than last year, but trailing Mike Morton by a minute.

     

    Link is here

      Yes. 5 FB friends running it. Zach is flying! 7:17 pace in that heat.

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        Whoa.  Dean is back.

         

        I see that Pink Tutu Guy and Meredith (from kick) are both running again.

         

        I have 2 real life friends running (Claude and Heidi) and a few "people I know from the internet".

         

        I have 3 real life friends running (Claude, Heidi, and Terry)

         

        Also, go Zach!

         

          Yes. 

          Meredith's rock Badwater thread!

           

          Pink Tutu Guy told me at Western States, "Yes, I'm running Badwater again; I have to, they keep inviting me back. But Western States is a lot more fun".

            I have 2 real life friends running (Claude and Heidi) and a few "people I know from the internet".

            Don't forget Terry! I do believe you know him in Real Life.

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              Don't forget Terry! I do believe you know him in Real Life.

               

              Um.

               

              Ooops.

               

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                Morton into Stovepipe Wells, M41, at 5:09.

                 

                DoppleBock


                  Mike is an amazing heat runner - The heat miser for sure!

                  Retired 1/1/13 

                    Morton

                     This guy has been on fire lately

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                      Hmmm.  Terry S hasn't checked in at Stovepipe yet.  Hmmmmm.

                       

                      Edit: nor has Claude. 

                       

                        Yeah. Nor has Meri. But She's not really behind yet, I think. Terry should have been in half an hour ago, at least.

                         

                        I'm also following Lucy Ryan; she should also have come through already.

                         

                        MTA: Meri through in 11:37. Wasn't Terry thinking top 10?

                          Huh -- the main results page shows he's still not in, but clicking on his name shows him through Stovepipe Wells in 7:51. Still not where he wanted to be, I think.

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                            7:51 means he went through about 3 minutes before you posted.  I'm guessing they do two different manual updates to refresh data and the second hasn't been done yet.

                             

                            Talked to Jess.  Possible this was a conscious strategy in the heat of the day.  I dunno.

                             

                            I haven't talked to Terry about his goal for awhile, but I do know he was at one point thinking very aggressive time/placement. 

                             

                              That makes sense. I know he paced conservatively last year and passed a ton of people.

                                Go Zach!  Last split looks like he may be slowing down, hopefully strategic but I think he likes to go out fast.

                                 

                                It was 100 in the Chicago area today, (again).  I could not imagine running 50 miles in that heat much less 135...