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Bay Area, Strategy Manager, Haas- U. C. Berkeley, Marathons

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tarahumara runners

Article in Runner's world:
[..]They chain-smoked fierce black tobacco, ate a ton of carbs and barely any meat, and chugged so much cactus moonshine that they were either drunk or hungover an estimated one-third of each year (one day on their backs, that is, for every two on their feet). "Drunkenness is a matter of pride, not of shame," Dick and Mary Lutz wrote in their book The Running Indians. And yet, the Lutzes insist, "There is no doubt they are the best runners in the world."
Aside, I will run one of the most beautiful marathons in the world, the Big Sur International Marathon on April 30. This will be my second Big Sur marathon. The race begins at Big Sur and winds up 26.2 miles north, in Carmel-by-the-sea. Most of the race is run on Hwy 1. Visit the Big Sur marathon website and click on virtual tour.


My best in any marathon is 4.32. I did a miserable 5.24 in Big Sur in 2004. I had done 20 miles in 3.20. The next six took me 2 hours. I had muscle cramps. I hope to do better this time, even though I've been struck with ITB lately.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Dhananjay Joshi said...

Fantastic! Here's wishing you all the best and hoping that you better your last time's run of 4.32. Maybe, you could try some of the secrets of the Tarahumara Indians:)

Seriously, best of luck and take care of your knee.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Cogito said...

awesome pics ! Good luck..

9:58 PM  
Blogger Quizman said...

Thanks, Dhananjay! Much appreciated.

Cogito: Aren't they? It is much better 'live', trust me. You should run/drive on Hwy 1 someday. Amazing. The pics are from the marathon website.

10:21 AM  

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