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WESTERN STATES (Read 100 times)

    Next Western States update: I am in for 2014!!!

     

    I bought 10 raffle tickets, and got lucky.

    Congratulations, Bob!

    steph  

     

    OCD  If you don't laugh...   


    I'm back!

      Ready to go, with my runner Terry Sentinella.

       


      Spring- wishful thinking

        At the pre-race briefing. Predicted temps at various points, throughout the day:

         

        Devil's Thumb: 94

        Michigan Bluff: 95

        Green Gate: 102

        Finish: (11am Sun): 96

         

        5-10 degrees warmer in the canyons.

        wow.  Remind me again why everyone wants to run this race?


        Spring- wishful thinking

          Next Western States update: I am in for 2014!!!

           

          I bought 10 raffle tickets, and got lucky.

           

          Congrats!


          Imminent Catastrophe

            If I remember correctly you got in your first attempt in the lottery, now this! I want some of your luck!

            "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

             "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

            "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

             

            √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

            Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

            Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


            Queen of 3rd Place

              Next Western States update: I am in for 2014!!!

               

              I bought 10 raffle tickets, and got lucky.

               

              WOOT!

              2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division


              I'm back!

                Tim Olsen through Michigan Bluff about 6 minutes off his record pace from last year. Insane. Hal Koerner about 8-9 minutes behind. Currently 99 degrees here.

                 

                And Pam Smith is leading the women! Go Pam!!! Her husband just told me what she said at the last aid station: "everyone else is treating this like it's a pussy parade". 


                Queen of 3rd Place

                  Those photos coming through of Tim...he looks hot!! But still smiling!

                  2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division


                  I'm back!

                    I've been trying to post pics -- I have Tim, Hal Koerner, Mike Morton in Michigan Bluff -- but cell service is bad here and my battery's about dead.


                    Not A Runner

                      Tim Olsen through Michigan Bluff about 6 minutes off his record pace from last year. Insane. Hal Koerner about 8-9 minutes behind. Currently 99 degrees here.

                       

                      And Pam Smith is leading the women! Go Pam!!! Her husband just told me what she said at the last aid station: "everyone else is treating this like it's a pussy parade". 

                       

                      OMG. I love it. I got to meet Pam at Desert Solstice and we have emailed. She is just awesome. So humble, and so encouraging, and obviously so funny. This quote makes me happy. I am also thrilled to see Meghan Arbogast in the mix. She is just plain fantastic.

                       

                      I would like to see Nick Clark take this thing. Always the bridesmaid...

                      I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart


                      Queen of 3rd Place

                        Definitely looking like it's Pam's day.

                         

                        Meanwhile, the top 5 men reported to be within 5 min of each other!!

                         

                        mts: nevermind, getting conflicting reports on the men's race...

                        2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division

                           

                          And Pam Smith is leading the women! Go Pam!!! Her husband just told me what she said at the last aid station: "everyone else is treating this like it's a pussy parade". 

                          Any one with this quote has my vote.

                          Am also pulling for Mike Morton, seems like a nice guy and...Go Army!

                          steph  

                           

                          OCD  If you don't laugh...   


                          Queen of 3rd Place

                            2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division

                              Luv it!

                              "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog


                              I'm back!

                                 OMG. I love it. I got to meet Pam at Desert Solstice and we have emailed. She is just awesome. So humble, and so encouraging, and obviously so funny. This quote makes me happy. I am also thrilled to see Meghan Arbogast in the mix. She is just plain fantastic.

                                 

                                Absolutely. I've run with her at a few races; she is awesome. Really happy to see her in #1; I don't think anyone would have guessed that. And of course, Meghan is incredible. Looked to me like she was reeling in #2 and #3 coming through Michigan Bluff.

                                 

                                Here's Pam coming in:

                                 

                                And if I heard right, I think they just announced that Tim Olsen just dropped at M80. :-(

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