Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Stick In Foot (it was frozen until lap 6)


I attempted to run the 31 mile non-event unoffical ice cold ultra trail marathon race at Killen's Pond this past Sunday.

Crystal gave me a 6 hour window of opportunity.... and a long grocery list and "The Look".

I made 24.8 miles in 5.45 something hours at which time I felt I would be in the "Dog House" so bagged it a lap 8.

Then I gave a new meaning to "shop until you drop".

No, I was fine , no "Clean up on ailse 9" was needed (thank God) but in my post more-dumb marathon ultra depression let down dilirum in the commissary I was still looking for knarly roots in the tile floor, only tripped twice almost taking out the Fruit Loops. I think I was drooling too, so maybe it was a slip, but I never fell down.

I felt like a 12 year old on the last lap....knew I could have ran 6 miles or more after that energy bar that I ate at mile 10 finally dislodged itself from my throat to become a rock in my stomach from mile 11 to mile 18 and then actually started to supply useable energy to my legs at mile 21, my last lap was a blistering for me I think 9.6 mile pace and increased my hopes of a Western States 100 mile pipe dream finish before I'm 80.

How you doing out there in the snow...been seeing a lot of flooding but I think you are OK up on higher ground.

John - had problems accessing Team Slug Blog....wanted to pass along a thank you to Derrick, Amanda and Phil, they made the run for me - great tails from their trails like when Pokey recused a lady that got run over by a buck!

All in all a good run but missed you both - hope your visit with your son went well John

Stick In Foot (it was frozen until lap 6)

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

2009 "Cancelled" Fattest Butt Results

Dearest Hitman,

I am happy to report that even with a "postponed" race, 4 intrepid souls and one very talented bandit toed the line for the Fattest Fattest Butt ever. Since it was such a pure showing of Slug heart, I decide to award everyone present with a "win" in the following categories:

Sir Sweet Cheeks took home first place and the crazy horse with a 7:25 for the 50K
Stick In Foot took home best showing of miles in 6 hours and taking stinky self to grocery store
The Grand Poo-Bah wins for a solid amount of time on feet before Ranger Rick kicks the slugs out

And due to her ultimate showing of good sportsmanship and hanging around in the cold and pacing Sir Sweet Cheeks to his finish, We have a new Honorary Slug, Who I dubbed Lady Good Spirits.

The Grand Poo-bah has a photo of the 4 starters, but somehow the "Bandit" got out of being photographed.

Sir Sweet Cheeks requested a finishers mug from any of the previous years if you have one laying around, he would like to make a complete set of four.

This is all i can say about the event, as with everything slug, the rest could get us fined, imprisoned, or shunned for society.

Hope the New Year Finds You Well,

President and Sister Pokey Slug
Amanda Bundek