But last Saturday and Sunday were much better. My almost five hour run on Saturday was much better. No not fast, just better. Well, I did forget my handhelds, food, S-caps. But I was lucky that I put my hydration pack in the truck the night before and I had a handheld in there also. I was thinking this could get ugly with no electrolytes.
So, I ran my usual slow pace. Yes Olga, I do train slower than most. And yes, I don't keep the same pace as you when training. Everything went well. I did notice depleating energy supply after about four hours. Even worse the last 15 minutes. I was glad to finish on a better note than the week before.
The real reason why I am writing is what I was thinking about last Saturday.... What was the funniest thing(s) that I remember last year during training and racing??? I pose the same question to you.
1. It happened the last two miles at Where's Waldo 100k (66.36 miles actually)
I had caught up to Sean Meissner who was not having the greatest day. He was going after the "wet Waldo" award since he was not in the "mix" at that point. After waiting for him to submerge himself in the 1st Rosery Lake we ran together for a bit. I couldn't keep up after a mile or so. I let him go.
(1st Rosery Lake, off of PCT on the Waldo Course below)
Then all of a sudden I hear through the woods... "FU#$" "What happened I thought?" After running for only a minute or so, there it was... A DIRT ANGEL!!! It had Sean written all over it. There it was, smack in the middle of a trail, a imprint of Sean, slightly wet from coming out of the Lake. I could see him now, full frontal mud and dust all over him running to the finish.
I was laughing all the way to a sweet finish. Just made my 14 hour day epic. Sorry Sean, all in good fun.
2. Laughing so hard that my sides hurt after commenting to Kyly that I hope she doesn't have gas right now pearing over the 100ft cliff at Silver Star Mountain. (Wouldn't want her to go flying off you know.)
3. And the last one, really two, was during training on Wildwood. I can't really pinpoint the two times. I just remember that twice I almost rolled over on the trail with laughter after Kyly commented on something stupid I was doing.
What was some of the more funny things that happened to you last year out on the trail???
Afterall, that is why we do this right? To have fun? (to quote Jeff Riley, one minute before the start of WS while I was at the start line.)