"There is no such thing as can't, only won't. If you're qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can't blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. When we do the impossible we realize we are special people." - I did it!! Ohlone 131 miler in 49:45. This was my 10th year running 100 or 131 miles before the race and finishing the last 50k of the Ohlone with the off...
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
MESSAGE FROM ERIC CLIFTON
After my Tahoe Rim Trail 100, I received a very nice e-mail from Eric Clifton. I have mentioned him a lot below, but in case he needs further introduction he is the "star" of Running on the Sun, the documentary of the Badwater Death Valley ultramarathon race. He is also the record holder at Rocky Racoon 100 miles (a tad over 13 hours!!!!!!). He has been named Ultramarathoner of the year, profiled in many ultra books and publications and is one hell of a nice guy. He and wife Noni are two of the most supportive people in the sport - which is rare in a world where today's sports' elites are major ego cases. Here is the note:
congrats on your first 100 mi finish. your write-up was very entertaining and the photos great. it almost made me regret dnfing but not quite. i have decided my next 100 i will finish regardless of how slowly i go. possibly rio del lago. gotta admire you. you picked a tuff 100 for your first and conquered. i dnfed 3 before i was able to finish one and my finish rate at 100s is around 50% still though in the past 2 years i've only finished 1 out of 7. the comraderie you express w/ other runners out on the trail is one of the most positive aspects of ultrarunning and the main reason i am still racing after all these years."