Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Javelina Jundred 2010

Date: October 23, 2010
Where: McDowell State Park (near Fountain Hills), Arizona
What: Javelina Jundred 100M race
Time: 29:11

This race was almost a repeat of the previous year. Loops 5 was slow. Loop 6 was slow for the first half and, almost to the second, around 6:55 a.m. I picked up the pace and flew to the end of the loop.

The only difference from last year was Loop 7. I ran pretty much all of it last year. This year I walked all but the last mile.

Last year I had, kind of, fought the course in my mind. After the race I had mixed emotions about the race. This year I fell in love with both the course and the race as a whole. I will go back there every year if I can. That's how much I like the race now. :-)

All I am going to do is post pictures of my race. No race report other than the fact that I had a blast running this superbly organized race. Thanks to the Coury brothers, Dave Combs and all the volunteers who spent hours and hours supporting us. Thanks also to Rick Gaston who was there to pace a friend. Congratulations to my friend Bradley Fenner who ran 19 hours and change for his 6th place finish. What a stud! Scott Verwolf is another one I want to mention - he is my latest running friend!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you all!

(San Jose airport; waiting for the flight to arrive)

(Early morning hug from Ling-ru Chu)

(Beautiful desert sunrise)

(With Rick Gaston. He is a wonderful person)

(Scott Verwolf)

(With beautiful Sandy Baker)


(Replenishing muscle glycogen right after the finish! :-)) )

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