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I spoke to Hal Higdon at my 50k

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I spoke to Hal Higdon at my 50k

Post  charles.moman on Sun May 19, 2013 6:59 am

Of course, I will be doing a RR on my Tryon Farms 50k yesterday, near Michigan City.
On Friday evening, the RD asked if I knew Hal Higdon and I said yes, and I knew he lived close by at Long Beach.
Hal probably had a drive of 5 - 10 minutes to get to the race.
He did the 5k and I came up on him when he was less than half a mile from the end.
At that moment it was very hot - in a open field and the sun was blazing.
I saw an old guy trudging along - basically determined walking and I realized who it was.
The back of his shirt said "Run like Hal". As I passed him I said " It says run like Hal because you ARE Hal!"
He was really tired and just said a little yes. I said I had been on his forum in the past and that was it.

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Post  amyjoann on Mon May 20, 2013 2:49 pm

Hi Charles congrats on your 50K it was a hot course! I heard a lot of people got lost did you? I'm pretty sure I spoke with you on the Albion IN training run in March,were you running with another man? I was with my friend tracey and I was probably complaining on hard hard I thought the course was at that time
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Post  charles.moman on Mon May 20, 2013 4:02 pm

Yep, crazy hot and it was poorly marked, here and there.
And there were some VERY unhappy folks.
They fixed it somewhat, but have to do better next year.
I am sending a list with my EXCELLENT suggestions soon.
The RD is very nice, but a little (or a lot ) ADD! : )
I really like him and I think he will listen.

Was that YOU at COL?
Yikes!
I was kind of stuck with that guy.
I met him in October when I filmed the route.
He is crazy out of shape and overweight, but a super nice guy.
He did one loop and stopped at the IT 100.
I ran into him at the race, but did not stay with him - he never could have made it to the end - even if the weather had been better. I hope he gets in better shape and tries again.

Are you trying it next year?
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Post  amyjoann on Tue May 21, 2013 1:17 pm

That makes sense, I'm not even thinking about 100 .............. BUT 50 probably I will do that training run again hopefully get two loops in,that course is great and it's free and everyone is soso nice! Have you ran at potato creek yet? I did the half out there I think it's April, but they have a 62K the course is similiar to albion I'm going to run that ,then do iceage again but only 50K. I loved that race but I need to get a lot more miles in and be better prepared. I'm considering Tecusemh,are you doing any trail runs around here Shocked ?
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