Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pacing Time!

Tomorrow evening I head out with Stephen to the Shenandoah Mountains to pace him at the Massanutten 100. Really looking forward to crewing and pacing him during the race and I have a feeling he's going to do really well. If you've ever run with him, you already know the guy is an animal, and just a great guy to boot.

I will be twittering during the race to give updates on Stephen's progress (he granted me permission to do so). If you're interested in following along, just follow my twitter page which is "jamieofthenorth". If you're friends with me on Facebook, I have twitter linked to my status updates, so they'll appear there as well.

Did a nice, short trail run today near the house and am planning on taking tomorrow off. May do a short two mile run on Friday to keep the legs loose, but goal is to be fresh to run with Stephen the final 37 miles.

Ran 4.7 miles @ 9:12/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 139/156
Trails, some dirt roads.
Very hilly.
Mid 60s, partly cloudy.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.

Oh yeah... check out this video that's been going around. Really awesome and captures a few great reasons why ultrarunning is such a great sport:

UltraRunning from Matt Hart on Vimeo.


pathfinder said...

amazing video!!

Thomas said...

Enjoy the pacing duties, Jamie!

R. Ian Parlin said...

Thanks for sharing the video, I'm going to show it at my trail running presentation at Maine Running Co tonight!

Have fun in VA.

Runner Tammy said...

Hi Jamie,

Have a great time pacing at Massanutten! I will keep my fingers crossed that the temperature is reasonable and there is no rain for both you and Stephen.

Happy Running!

bricey said...

great video. Enjoy the run.

Laurel said...

I hope you both have a great run. It will be a fun time. Have a safe trip down. I'm half way there, with a stop over in Connecticut tonight.

Ryan said...

hav a great time enjoy the rocks

Random Blog said...

Good Luck out there!!!! ENJOY!!!!
Great video, we are all so very lucky to be able to do these incredible events!