Thanks for checking in this Friday morning. Sporadic columns means a lot of time in the field. Compounding that is our internet service out here in the boonies. It took a full 10 minutes for my dinosaur of a computer to connect. New one being assembled as we speak (thanks Kevin).
Reporting on our mates.
Some really big races this weekend and none more epic than Western States 100. Or Pete & Kyle’s Most Excellent Squaw Valley Adventure. Kaci Lickteig too, seeded second only to last year’s winner Magdalena Boulet. Having worked with both athletes I’m qualified to say if Kaci pulls the upset it would be a quantum leap in women’s ultra running. Kaci’s marathon personal best is close to 20 minutes off of Mag’s. She has found an heretofore unknown muscle fiber that is both fast twitch and slow twitch, maybe a magical 50/50. Wishing great racing to everyone!
Jeff Gregg is running the Black Hills 100 Miler. Man, these ultra cats.
Jay Welp is running the 1500/5000 double at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia. The only USATF Nebraska Association athlete to attend. Its a start.
John Tully and Stacy Shaw are running Cornfield Cornfield 10K. Kevin Joerger is not.
Kevin will be racing the Road To Omaha 5K. I only threw one name for him to get. Joining Kevin will be our young men, Sam and Jackson Runde. You’ll notice them in kit, have to run fast to finish in front of Sam.
Literally, Coast To Coast. Pete’s Feet Across America. Guinness Book of World Records attempt. https://www.facebook.com/PetesFeetAcrossAmerica/?pnref=story.unseen-section
Pete has done things, and more, that appear only in my vast collection of running books. To know this dude, and the way he dreams, makes him one of the most impressive distance men I’ve ever known.