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    Monday, September 17, 2007

    Angeles Crest 100 - 27 Hours

    Running down the El Prieto Trail, less than 4 miles from finish

    A BIG thank you to Vibram for letting me run in some prototype FiveFingers and Green Foods for Magma Plus which I know had something to do with a 5 hours+ improvement on my time compared with last year!

    At the award ceremony

    Coming into Islip photo by Christina Hennessey

    Thanks to Wild Mountain Runner founder Freddie Perez for giving me a ride to Wrightwood and support during the race. Big thank yous to Arturo Valdez and Jose Hernandez who paced me from Chilao. Thanks to Chris Rios, Deb Clem and Sunny Blende for aid station support...it helped a lot.


    Coming into Buckhorn photo by Christina Hennessey

    More to come...


    Video of me entering 52 mile checkpoint

    My report to the Ultra group:

    Howdy Folks

    I surprised myself big time this weekend.

    My goal was to finish better than last year.

    Last year's goal was simple: to finish...alive.

    Last year's time: 32:16 This year: 27:00

    How?

    Prerace: pizza and beer with Freddie Perez in Wrightwood. Two
    Newcastles and 7 pieces. Also, spaghetti dinner.

    Sleep: not so good at the Methodist Camp in same building as the
    visiting Tarahumara along with Chris Rios and John Radich. Only slept
    a little, but Jenn Shelton visited me in my dreams, so can't complain.

    This year I ran in two different prototype FiveFingers that cover the
    entire foot preventing crap from getting in the shoe. I had NO chance
    to test the shoes before the race. I also wore Injinji socks borrowed
    from Robert Andrulis as I left mine at home. These helped me
    tremendously.

    Finally had a chance to wear my Dirty Girl gators, and my Moeben
    sleeves that Gary Hilliard threw at me as a prize as I was leaving the
    Mt. Disappointment post-race party. Both were extremely effective
    although Ken Hamada said I looked unusual, i.e., like a freak.

    Nutrition. This year I used drop boxes. I prepared my own powder
    using a mixture of malto dextrin, soy protein, Green Foods Green
    Magma, E-Caps powder and Chia seeds.

    GU: 2 an hour

    Watermelon at many aid stations.

    Progresso Chicken soup, drank cold out of the can 2 times, trick
    learned from Flaco Mendoza.

    Idlehour aid station: solid food and Miso soup. Thanks Joe. This is
    the place to stop and eat at mile 82.

    Pacers from Chilao to Chantry and Chantry to finish, Wild Mountain
    Runners Arturo and Jose.

    BFT, Freddie and Arturo at the finish

    A lot of help from my friends.

    BFT

    PS. I leave for Greece on Saturday, filming and crewing for Scott.

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