Archive for February, 2008

Finished! Done! Kaput! (cough, spit, gasp, wheeze…)

February 3, 2008

The 2008 Davis Stampede is a thing of the past, but the pain in my legs will certainly be sticking around for a while. Ugh!

But it’s a good kind of pain, the kind of pain you can actually be proud to suffer from – along with the hundreds of poor souls who crossed the finish line today. Poor soles indeed.

Anyhow, after obsessing over the race for weeks, we avoided bad weather altogether. The day was bright, cool and full of good vibes. My goal was to come in under 2 hours and Lo! Check the numbers, baby… 30 seconds to spare! Honestly I surprised myself big time. After mile 9 I had to ask someone if my legs were still attached because I couldn’t feel them anymore. 😉

Rebecca took some snaps of the before and after. See below. Thanks to Liam, Courtney, Jeff & Amy for stopping by to see just how sweaty I was. Next stop, Portland Oregon Marathon??? Maybe after I find my quadriceps.

Until the next one, this is RunningForNow signing off… I’ll be back!

~ Jeff

The beginning. Bright eyed and bushy tailed.

And they’re off! Well, sort of. The first leg through town was really crowded.

See how quick that was?? I managed to find a wormhole along the way and shaved off 30 seconds from the time-space continuum. Under 2 hours!!

Instant replay in case you missed it. No, I didn’t photoshop the numbers.

Agony of da feet. (it had to be said!) Bend, crouch, squat… die.

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Official Chip Time & Gun Time here, I’m #298 but check out #150!


#2891 reporting for duty, Sir!

February 2, 2008

Well, it’s just about that time. Tomorrow the Davis Stampede is on! The weather promises to be cold, wet and overcast, but with any luck it’ll just be cold. Thanks to all those who have visited this blog over the past few months. I’ll be sure to post results and some pics, maybe even a video. See you at the finish line. If I’m anywhere near my goal for time you should see me around 10:10 am.

Special thanks to Amy Kasameyer for helping me keep my pants on. Nice sewing job, Amy 😉

Half marathon (13.1 miles) starts at 8:10 am sharp.