That's roughly the distance from Athens to Birmingham or from Athens to Nashville. Cars honked at us and drivers waved. And I completely forgot to get Vaseline. Signalman Ken McPeek Brian Hernandez Trainer Says He Will Be Ready 15. Feel free to share any thoughts on the event in the comment link below. Yesterday on the drive home from Lean Horse I was feeling numb and feeling relief. Whether Roadster runs in the Kentucky Derby will be determined by how he fares in the Santa Anita Derby.
I filled both bottles, grabbed a box of raisins, a few slices of potato and walked out of the aid station, so relieved that I had water and was no longer thirsty. I finished in 21 hours and 10 minutes. I feel so good today. She was right on it. I drank 10 ounces of cold coke and 5 ounces of cold iced tea. I didn't have a clue as to what time it was. After Bourbon Ware broke his maiden in the first career start, trainer Mark Hennig took a shot in the Remsen — against Maximus Mischief, a more experienced colt.
This is one that bears watching. I was tired and sore and sick and tired of this whole race. I hadn't used my iPod yet, but I was getting about ready for it. We get along well together, we have a similar lifestyle, it's all good. The manual showed me that the light meant that the air pressure was low in one of my tires. Eric asked if I knew how the 50 mile race ended. Norb and Lori were sitting down on a blanket with their dog, Shady.
I was now singing to Ozzie and enjoying it all. I figured we would see a golden glow off in the distance. Running alone in the wilderness can make you feel completely insignificant but yet completely connected at the same time. We scouted part of the race course. Most of my running motivation comes from you because you are a normal person accomplishing everything you set your sights on. It was first run in 2005.
And my simple nutrition plan was holding us exactly how I had hoped. We get back to the aid station and there are 3 of us restocking water and nutrition for the second half of the race. Most of us were walking. So we just passed 80 miles, and given the circumstances I am feeling great. Anyways, I made a very last minute decision that I would start the chronological timer on my watch just as an overall reference, but I set my timer to go off every 30 minutes. Pretty soon Helen and Eric arrive. And a lot of this stretch we were next to a stream which I believe gave off a cooler feel to the air as well.
I continued checking my fingers and I did notice they were beginning to puff up. Even for the briefest of moments. The Fountain of Youth Stakes is most interesting to me simply because of this horse, who could prove himself to be a truly special talent. I'm hoping to do my first 25k not a 100 or anything - but a big step for me , and may consider the Superior 25k next May. I can break 23 hours. Maybe a quarter mile back were two headlamps that I had been constantly checking on but I had, up until that point, zero desire to get a move on even though they were closing the gap on me.
I became nervous, thinking I wouldn't find my way through the town. On the return trip you will skip the Hill City Aid Station and continue to Custer for the finish. Here I was, 28 miles now into the race and I was already dehydrated and putting my race finish in jeopardy. Many of the markings were on the ground, in the ditch, as cars moved them. A salad bar of iceberg lettuce and cherry tomatoes! Once you reach Hill City, you will again run on a stretch of pavement through town, the trail turns onto a sidewalk.
I could get in and out quickly. The lady who passed me up just after the halfway point, ended up winning in 18:13. A 50K and 50 miler also started at the same time — so the trail, which is fairly wide, was a bit congested for a few early miles. But I think the anticipation to reach the next stop made this stretch one of the longest of the day for me. I filled up my bottle and mosied along the way, remembering the warning relating to the rattlesnakes upon the course as I ran through the grassy field up to Argyle Road. I was drinking more than I had anticipated. My right calf started to throb and I knew that it was gonna lock up any second.