Monday, October 29, 2007

heartland 100

Most of you probably know that my brother Cody dropped at mile 64 at Heartland. He reached the turnaround in 10:20, but started having problems around mile 60. Here are a few pics I took out on the course. The one in the dark is at the start. Some big storms went just north of the race course that morning, but it turned out to be a pretty nice day. Paul DeWitt broke the course record with a 14:26! The record was held by Eric Clifton. A nice race, but a hard one mentally I think. You can see a long ways down there in the flint hills...maybe too far.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Riding the Wind

Check out Anton Krupicka's blog. It has his race report from Leadville as well as some interesting training info. I'll post some pics and write about Heartland soon.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Sand Rat Trail Race

The Sand Rat trail race was not what I wanted to do this morning. I've been sick the last couple of days so I just ran a steady pace and finished without trying to hurt myself. Even though I was a bit under the weather, I wanted to be able to wear my T-shirt. The victory was taken by Juraj (pronounced Euro) who runs with the trail nerds occasionally. Kyle Amos ran a good time. Our good buddy Caleb even got a rat!
I just checked the results from Arkansas Traveller 100 and it looks like all of our local runners finished! Congrats Rick, Gabe and Willie. Carey Smith of St. Louis also finished comfortably. Kyle and I were talking today about how weird it is when you know someone is running a 100 miler and you keep thinking about them throughout the day and into the night and when you wake up the next morning you hope they finished. My brother Cody's first 100 is next week at Heartland, where I'll be pacing and crewing along with Keith and Caleb. The last time I was at a 100 miler was Arkansas 2003 when I paced and crewed for Kyle along with his wife Stacey. I don't know when or if I'll ever do one myself , but I'm looking forward to the atmosphere of the 100 miler.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Baseball's Best Hissy Fits

I was just looking at the Pitch that had the Trail Nerds as the best running group. The pine tar incident was recognized as the best Highlight clip. It was 1983 and George Brett had just hit a 2 run homer of Goose Gossage to give the Royals the lead in the ninth inning. The umpire noticed that he had too much pine tar on his bat and when they called him out on it he tried to kill the ump. This is the only video I could find-its at the end. Enjoy and GOOD LUCK to everyone running Arkansas Traveller!