Born to Run

Just met Christopher McDougall.

[singlepic id=393 w=320 h=240 float=right]What a surprise and honour to meet the author of the now famous (if you are a runner) ‘Born to Run’ story about all sorts of things, such as the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico’s Copper Canyon, barefoot running, pinole, chia seeds and a band of ultramarathon runners, including Scott Jurek and other characters like Caballo Blanco (The White Horse) and Barefoot Ted, and their exploits both in Leadville at the very race I am about to run, and down in the Copper Canyon in Mexico where the western runners staged a race on Tarahumara territory.

Such a nice chap, very unassuming, and my wonderful wife was so thoughtful and rushed out to buy a copy of ‘Born to Run’ for him to sign, which I now have in my possession 🙂

I registered for the race yesterday, had my medical (weigh-in) this morning at 7am and have just dropped off my bags for a couple of the checkpoints.  The sun is out and the thunderstorms have disappeared.  Tomorrow is forecast to be even warmer, which will be fine for running the 12,600 ft over the mountain at Hope Pass.

I have the feeling this is going to be a good weekend.

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