Van 2 finished their first set with University of Portland in sight. Van 1 takes chase.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Legs 1 through 6 are in the books. Brett and Arjun handled Mt. Hood like champs. And then Jeff, Ben, Matt and I held to the infamous team spreadsheet and opened up some time on our projection.
Taylor is *crushing* it on the driving. We had one navigation snafu at exchange 5 that she handled like a pro. Kerry would be proud.
Van 1 capped off our first six legs with Big Cat knocking a good two minutes of his projection. Sandbag award? Only time will tell.
Overall we are over 7 minutes ahead of the projection and leading the second pack. Nike BAC, U of Portland, and New Balance are out front. Van 2 is on the course.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The team is looking as strong as ever. The hay is in the barn, and we're chomping at the bit.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
We are on to the final set of runners descending the curves to Santa Cruz. 4 legs left and the team is in high spirits. We appear to have cushion on the next team, but the pace has not relented as each runner is gunning to make their predicted split.
Santa Cruz here we come!
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Van 2 finished a windy set of legs, going back and forth with perennial rivals DSE Racing. Our lead was extended as much as 10 minutes though in the end we were 7:30 ahead.
After the fitful give and take, we celebrated (and refueled) on Chipotle. Things almost turned sour though as we ran into the DSE Killer Bees at the establishment. Cooler heads (and growling stomachs) prevailed in the end. The worst of it being a photo op with faux strangulations (not picture).
Some really solid running by van 1 has put us up on our estimates and running strong.
Looks like the wind is becoming an issue. Westerly....and we are headed West.....so there may be some cold struggles ahead. Nonetheless, spirits and pace are up..... So it's looking good.