Thursday, August 27, 2009

Local update

Summer is beginning to wind down and the fall marathon and ultra season will be heating up. Dave M. and Bob F. toughed it out at Leadville last week, both finishing under the thirty hour time limit to earn their coveted silver buckles. Dave now has only one more 100 miler (wasatch) to do to complete the ultrarunning Grand Slam. Bob's finish was well earned, as he had unfinished business there from a few years ago. I can't wait to hear the stories.

While Dave and Bob were in Colorado, Scott F. was in South Dakota, running the Lean Horse 100. While not as hilly, it certainly was a tough day as both the temperatures and humidity were high.

Don't forget about the Greek Fun Run this Saturday. What a way to end the summer and get a long run in with many of the best local ultrarunners. Jeff G. will be there to wow us with Badwater stories, Dave M. will stop by and tell us about the quest for the grand slam. And of course, Wayne will be hosting the run, and he has some great ultra-triathlon stories - those guys are unbelievable.

While not an ultra, the Gatorade Steelers 5k is on Sunday, I will be helping out with the course duties that day. It is a cool race, and the runners get to finish inside Heinz Field, although they still don't let you on the grass.

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