Countdown three days to 100 miler. My third dance with the Javelina Jundred. Speaking of the Javelina Jundred, do you know what a javelina is? I know, I didn't either until this race. A javelina is a really grumpy wild pig. I haven't seen one out there before but I know they are there:
My bib is #300.......like it was last year and the year before. I'm hoping it's my lucky number.
Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that you're interested in tracking my progress during the race this Saturday and into Sunday morning. Well, my friend, you're in luck. There should be a live video stream and updates on mileage HERE. The course is a 15+ mile loop through the desert so you get to see runners passing through all day.
Hypothetically speaking, my wife will probably be posting some pictures and updates on my Facebook page during the extravaganza also. If you're interested you can visit that Facebook page HERE.
I'm so excited that my wife Mel and my son Jackson will be coming along to help crew for the race. I'm so excited that I'll be running with my friend Catherine who is gunning for her first 100. I'm so thankful that my friend Kristin Morris will be coming to pace us for some of the 101 miles. And I can't wait to share the trails with 470 other runners, so many of which have become close friends since I started running ultramarathons a few years ago.
Plus they have pumpkin pie at the aid stations. So I'm not looking at it like trying to run 101 miles. I'm just running from one pie station to the next. It will be unequivocally awesome.
Best of luck! I'm excited to see Mel's updates on the facebook page...we should be out and about all day, but I can't stay away from my FB addiction. That'll serve my race stalking well. :)ReplyDelete
I just realized that I will be working the main aid station with Mel and Jackson. And I have no problem kicking you out if they are otherwise engaged!
Can't wait to meet you guys this weekend!
Good luck with your epic run. I hope your stomach and intestines are kind to you and your cramping is minimal (or non-existent).ReplyDelete
Pie & Family!? Perfect! Go kick that hundred's butt and try not to get chased by any wild javelina! And, yes, I *do* want to track your progress, so thanks for the links! GO CORY!ReplyDelete
Good luck with your run! I am still amazed people can go this far in such a short time. Take care of those feet.ReplyDelete
Get at it, yo! Translation: have fun and take no prisoners.ReplyDelete
I had no idea what a javelina was either. Don't get eaten.ReplyDelete
How on earth did you end up with the same bib number three years in a row?
You're going to have an amazing time (of course)! Good luck, eat some pumpkin pie for me, I have to wait until next month :(
Good luck, Cory! Pie...I'd run for pie...;)ReplyDelete
That's awesome that they have a live stream for the race AND that your crew will be keeping everyone updated too. My bro-in-law (http://elvaqueroloco.blogspot.com/) loves pumpkin pie when he runs 100 milers, I don't know how I feel about it, but then again, I've never ran more than 26.2 miles at one time so who am I to judge! Good Luck!!ReplyDelete