When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The heart of the difference is not ability or even talent, but desire
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
San Diego 100 this weekend
So here is as little "running" contest as I wanted to say- while not much "real" running is happening. I like to think about upcoming races (especially ones I ran and know courses/people) and make predictions - I wish every website had preregistered list.
1 Karl Meltzer, 39 UT - you know who, CR holder at SD, HURT, Wasatch, HR and so on, the "Mountain Goat"
40 Brimhall, Josh, 30, NV - winner of Zane 50 and a very fast runner
51 Konya, Akos, 31 - second in Badwater this year out of nowhere, a great talant
60 Hemsky, John, 37, CO - winner of many 100s and top placer (we ran first 50 together)
59 Wedemeyer, Michael, 31, OR - second here last year by only about 30 min behind Karl, very fast, but coming off injury
68 Meisser, Sean 33, OR - very experienced runner (and a great guy all around), first in Tahoe 72M, Bighorn 50M, been with Montrail for 4 years, our "own" Marathon Maniac", and RD for Peterson Ridge 60k
29 Sundermeier, Ronda, 39, OR - one of most solid local runners and top-10 finisher at WS last 2 years (great results also at AC and CCC) - she never falteres, not in training, not in racing
62 Shimada, Yayoi, 35, NY - a newcomer to 100, but super-fast runner (see latest Great Eastern 100k), I know her from NYC times
46 Lemus, Maria, 42 - good runner, Jorge's Pacheco wife, had a great season this year
Records will be broken. It seems to be their (SD100) best field, so all will be pushing each other. Nothing is set in stone, I wonder how close I came in predictions. I emailed both girls my best description of the course, and, knowing them personally, they will both come under 22 hrs.
A few more friends to wish best of luck: 2 guys from portland and Dirty Girl Gaiters Xy, Dirt Diva Catra and Andy from CA. May the weather bless their run, may they have no stomach problems, no blisters, no weakness.
15 Chapman, Tom 47 OR
24 Liebeskind, John, 45, OR
32 Weiss, Xy, 45
33 Kumeda, Andy, 38
35 Corbett, Catra, 41
Seeking positive in every moment in my life. Every day. Run on. I will.