Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Monday, May 16, 2011

BTMR record attempt

First of all - not for me, (no chance of that ever happening).  For my son.  Just signed him up.   We talked about it over the weekend and got permission from the boss.  I will be running it with him and training for it with him.

When I signed up a few weeks ago for it I had done so with the hope of running to beat my time from last year.  That may or may not have happened - but we decided to take what little mystery out of that to see what the kid can do.

A few things led to this......
1) He did really well on the Greenland Trail 8 mile race a week ago, improving on his last years time by 17 1/2 minutes. 
2) The training gives us something to do this Summer together. 
3) We are still planning on hiking the Peak in a few weeks - that will give him an idea reality check of what he is getting into. 
4) I ran it last year in 2:20 and change.  The age group record for the 10 - 12 age group is 22 minutes slower than what I did.  We think that is reachable for him. 
5) He is 12, loves to run and (his words) loves running up hills.
6) If he doesn't get the record this year - he will still have 2 years in his age group to try beat it.
Here he is on the Greenland Trail, minus head - removed somehow


  1. SWEET. That would be pretty cool.

    But, DAMN. That is a crazy ass run for a 12 year old. That kid must be nails!

  2. Totally agree it is a tall task for him. He has run the distance before (Did the Slacker 1/2 marathon last year - which I know is all downhill). We will (try to anyway) be smart though, w / training and prep, race day etc. He has got some Mtn goat juice in his veins though - I give him a better than 50/50 chance he can do it.