Angeles Crest 100 - 27 Hours
Coming into Buckhorn photo by Christina Hennessey
More to come...
Video of me entering 52 mile checkpoint
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
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
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.
A lot of help from my friends.
PS. I leave for Greece on Saturday, filming and crewing for Scott.