Big Dance, Track Meet, or just “States”, whatever you call it the race that gave birth to a sport is this Saturday. Like many others I can’t wait for the weekend to get here.
I am not competing this year, but doing something that is equally rewarding, pacing. Kuni Yamagata, (Bib#399) known as The Beast asked me to pace him from Foresthill to the Finish.
Kuni is a tough as nails runner and all around nice guy. My plan is to keep Kuni on track and get him to the Placer High as fast a possible.
I have enjoyed crewing/pacing people at events in the past. In a sense you’re competing in the event, but all of your energy is for someone else’s race. If you can give yourself over to the perspective change it is a very rewarding experience
As always the race is a top notch event. There is a webcast, mobile webcast, Twitter. Not to mention fully stocked and unique aid stations backed up with an army of volunteers.
Some useful links:
Mobile Webcast: http://m.ultralive.net/webcast.php
Event Webcast: http://www.ultralive.net/ws100/webcast.php
Kuni’s page: http://www.ultralive.net/ws100/399
Since this is a race, a new toe color is in order. Sparkling Silver appears to be the color choice. But I have to check with Izabella, since she usually chooses the color for me.
See you on the other side.