Really stupid...

If an idea is good, it's on the verge of being stupid. ~ Michel Gondry

I have always had this theory… get a group of people in a room, throw out a bunch of ideas and at the end of the night, look at your list to find the most idiotic and that's the one you should do.

This blog was spawned from one very stupid idea - run the Leadville 100. I gave that a shot in the summer of '07 - completed 73 miles - and survived. The blog lives on...

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Stu = Gigantic Wuss...

How would you like that? Burnt to a crisp or bloody as hell? ~ Buddy Holly

Yesterday: Hike - GGCSP, ~1 hour
Today: Swim - GCRC, 30 minutes
Tomorrow: Ride - Neighborhood, 1 hour

I just received the best email ever. Just after the race, I sent an email to Anton Krupicka, two-time Leadville winner, to congratulate him on his win and ask him if he had any tips regarding how to better protect one's feet while running ultradistance events. Here is his reply:

Hi Stu,

Thanks for your note regarding Leadville. On the whole, it ended up being a pretty decent day for me. Regarding foot issues while running...I'm probably not really the guy to talk to about that! I never wear socks because i don't like the extra weight (they absorb a lot of sweat and stream water) and i like feeling closer to the trail, but this doesn't mean that i don't have some skin issues. in a race, i just make sure to wear a pair of shoes that i now haven't rubbed me the wrong way in training, but this means i often get little hotspots and sometimes draw a fair amount of blood in training. for me, it's not really an issue on the really long runs because once the blister starts bleeding a little it seems to get lubed up and doesn't bother as much. the next day can be pretty rough, though. i know that sounds pretty rough, but it's really not that bad.

good luck, and i hope you garner a finish in the future!


So there you go. I didn't manage to come close to putting my feet through that kind of torture. Man, that was great. You HAVE to love that.

Here's to hamburger feet.



luke said...

damn! guys like that really are made of tougher stuff.

Nichole said...

Brother, you're weak sauce!

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