Monday, September 8, 2008
Pacing "Crazylegs"- Wasatch 100-2008
This weekend I had the privilege of pacing my buddy Leland. Not that he needed my help. He is truly one of the great ones on this course. He was running for his 9th Cheetah in 10 tries...90% is pretty darn good when doing anything. And Oh did I mention he has also won several skulls? Our tentative plan was to have me meet him at Lamb's or Upper-Big Water(plan b). It took me longer than expected to get to SLC so I ended up meeting him at Brighton. It was good to chat with teammates Roch and Andy. (Roch was pacing Betsy Nye and Andy was hunting the leader) Leland arrived in 4th or 5th and we wasted little time in getting on out. For a while we see-sawed with Larry O'Neil before he fell back a bit due to stomach problems. Despite a few lows Leland kept hammering I was so excited to see him finish...fast...again- 21:58. Congrats amigo. Maybe you'll let me pace you for number 20...when you're 60.