It was a joy to meet you at Cosby High! As soon as I heard your name, I recognized yours as a great ultrarunner! You are doing magnificent! I am such a short distance person, preferring 1 mile runs as my very favorite distance. I have much admiration you can do those long distances and so well!
Wishing you continued best and see you and your lovely family soon at Cosby!
Anyway, I'm hoping we can get back out on the trails soon. I also, had another idea. I've been reading up on the Beast Series and some of the races, especially the Grindstone 100miler and Hellgate 100K. Those are looonngg races and, from what I have read, most of the runners have a crew to help them thru. With that said, I dropped a note to Doug to get his thoughts about crewing for you at one or all of these races.
I would love to because 1) I think it would be awesome to help you get thru such grueling races plus 2)I have begun to entertain thoughts of running one or two of these races next year (2011) and this would be a great way to see the courses and see what it takes to get thru these races.
Peter - congratulations on finishing yet another 50K. I wish I could have run the 50K with you guys but the tank was empty and the wheels had fallen off.
I apologize for not running with you and Doug. I knew I was only going to run the 35K and Brian and I got on a roll in the beginning. ACtually, I thought we were all together for the first couple miles. We all started together and Brian and I were talking and I didn't realize we had split up until about 2+ miles in. (Really, I wanted to get a head start so I wouldn't be left in the dust on the way out).
I'm looking forward to HL and I will definitely take it slow and stick with the pack (try to keep up) in that race.
You convinced me to sign up for the Swinging Bridge. As of yesterday, 11 people were registered and I was one of them. I'm so looking forward to my first ultra. As for starting an ultra running group, it's pretty easy. I'll start one and see if anyone decides to join. By the time you read this I will already have it on the groups page.
Yeah, it's funny how we meet people sometimes...I told Scott "that at mile 5 of our run we pulled alongside a bearded guy and next thing you know I find out he's your buddy Pete who completed the IronMan in KY"...small world indeed.