Bill, me and Allison in the Silverton gym minutes before the 6am start on Friday morning.
Bill tries to get in some last minute “bonus sleep” as Matt, me and Mom pose for photo. Unfortunately, my fleece shirt covers all the names of all my sponors. It takes a big shirt to cover all those names.
Mom, Matt, me, Allison, Tom and Bill near the rock moments before Go Time.
Check out my eyes scoping out the competition. :-)
I beat my crew into the Cunningham aid station. Tom was there to fill my bottles, though, and by the time the bottles were full, the yellow xterra appeared. Great timing!
Heading back onto the course!
Bill gets his fancy speed socks on. Physicists are like that.
Blake Wood charging up out of Cunningham.
Coming into the Sherman aid station. Trying to keep up with Alan Hadley (far right) was tough work.
No speed socks...but at least they're dry!
Annette Anthony was aid station captain at Sherman and hooked me up with chocolate milk and a cheese and chicken quesadilla to go!
Those speed socks of Bill's paid off! Easy cruising into Sherman.
David Coblentz at Sherman. Is that shirt regulation size?
Bill heads out of Sherman. (And in a rare show of fashion, his shoes compliment his shirt!)
That's me cruising down in Grouse Gulch. It was a dozey coming down from the course high-point, Handies Peak, into this station.
Eating spaghetti and potato soup (two items I ate consistently at the aid stations). Claire (left) from the Los Alamos ski patrol was very helpful at their aid station. Tom readies to pace me. He later told me I looked like toast here. Damn, I thought I was doing alright!
Tom and I leave Grouse embarking on the big climb up Engineer. We both carried iPods and once we reached the top of the climb we rocked out on the entire descent into Ouray.
Billy (goat) Beist descending down onto Grouse.
Kristine and David Coblentz at Grouse. Wait! Is Kristine muling for David!?
All smiles (for now...just wait....)
Apparently I was in sixteenth place going out of Grouse. Wow.
Bill heads out of Grouse. Notice he once again complimented his shirt with his shoes. Not only is the Beist a strong runner, he's got fashion prowess!
Devil goat! Happy to be in Ouray at about 9:00pm on Friday.
Tom and I cruised over Virginius at 2:30am and rolled into Telluride at about 4:00am. Heading out of Telluride a bit before 4:30am.
Whew! Glad to have it Oscar's out of the way (it didn't look nearly as nice as Deb Pero portrayed it in her HR2007 finisher's print--probably because it was dark!)
Gasping for air? Yeah.
Tom had done an awesome pacing job and got me into Chapman. From here, Petra McDowell took over and did awesome to get me to the finish!
We ran out of the aid station to intimidate the other runners in the station, but as soon as we were around the corner, I stopped. That's not true.
On the final road stretch to the finish!
Moments after kissing the rock! My brother, Dylan, on the right, had helped crew through the night and was very encouraging!
David and his son, Kei, cruising into the finish!
David really laid it on the rock!
Tom Garrison and family coming into the homestretch.
Blake Wood to the finish! I believe his finish this was a PR for him in the CCW direction. Awesome!
Bill into the finish!