Saturday, July 13, 2013

A BIG thank you, and a little recap

After years of following the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon and months dedicated to training for this race, it all comes down to these last remaining 3 days. On Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. (11:00 EST) I step up to the start line of the toughest race in the world. Training was not easy, and following a training schedule for 9 straight months, day in and day out was hard. But with all the support from my wife, running friends and of course my family, I feel I am prepared for the long journey from Badwater to the portals of Mount Whitney 135 miles away.
Here is a recap:


I’m sure I would have run even further, but over the last 5 weeks I focused most of my training runs on hills and heat. I truly enjoyed this experience and have learned a lot of myself and my capabilities. I also would like to say that I have one hell of a dog. Sam has run for over 700km this year with me and is by far my best training partner; mainly because she always runs my speed and doesn’t mind taking walking breaks when ever I needed them.

I don’t know how well reception will be out in the desert, but I will see if someone on my crew can update the blog as much as possible. The Badwater race director and organizers will also be posting time splits, pictures as well as race updates. Please use the links below to join me on this adventure!

Follow the webcast at:

Follow the time splits and results at:

Follow the race on Twitter (Join the conversation by adding hash tag #bw135 to all your tweets about the race):

Follow the race staff's live photo stream on Instagram:

Follow the race director's live photo stream on Instagram:

Follow the race staff's photostream on Flickr:

Follow the race director's photostream on Flickr:

Join the Facebook conversation:

Over the last few days I have received many emails, facebook messages and phone calls, wishing me good luck! I want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement.  I would also like that thank my crew for helping prepare and get organized with all the logistics that took place over the last few months. I look forward to spending some quality time with you for about 2 days in Death Valley, California.

I wish all the runners and crews at this year’s Badwater Ultramarathon all the best and I hope everyone has an amazing experience and stays safe!

See you at the finish line!

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