Friday, January 29, 2010

Sad Officer Shooting gone political - Ready for Boston Qualifier Tomorrow

Sad story about a traffic stop that went bad last night and ended up with a Gilbert Officer, LT Eric Shuhandler, losing his life.  The incident was bad enough, but to make things worse the local Conservative talk radio station KFYI has turned this issue political.  It is no surprise that they would not wait a second to do so, since today Phoenix is cutting 500 police and firefighter jobs in order to deal with budget constraints.  In the same breath they will not even discuss raising taxes.  What is the matter with them?  They would like to take from the poor, either directly or indirectly by cutting social services, than pay just a penny more on sales taxes (which is regressive for rich people too since they buy less in percentage of their income than poorer people, due to the fact that they can save and poorer people spend most every cent they make).  It shows how most Americans do not want to sacrifice at all.

It seems like the Military is the only one who has been asked to sacrifice through these tough times that were born out of not paying for the huge deficit created by over 8 years of war.  I'm ready to vote with my pocket book and sacrifice, yet I doubt many other Americans are ready to do just that.  Also, it will force more Americans to take a critical look at just what they are getting for their money.  As a career military officer I get A LOT out of war, but not everyone gets to advance their career and enjoy the adventure first hand, so I may not be the best one to be so ready pay a little to keep up the War on Terrorism.  Take a look at some of these selling points for War Bonds and take an introspective look at the humour.  Hey I'm ready to do my part.  Let us hurt a little now and wipe out some of this deficit, locally and nationally! 

I'm excited about the race tomorrow.  I sure hope to hit the Boston Qualifying time of 3:15:00, and will rely on some good weather to do that.   If we have a lot of wind, it will make the second half of the race pretty hard.  I got in 36 miles so far for this week and may run about three easy miles today, then see about running the Cave Creek Marathon on Sunday.  It would be good training for the Old Pueblo 50 miler in March, but I'll just see if I can motivate myself to run two marathons in as many days.  I've never done that, but feel I've got the strength, just have to get my butt out of bed.  Sometimes by not paying a huge fee for a race leaves you with little motivation.  The Cave Creek Marathon is more of a fun run that is thrown together and the organizer only requests a $10 donation, but I didn't send anything forward, so have little that would make me feel guilty if I do not go.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gettig ready for the Sedona Marathon

The Sedona Marathon is just around the corner.  I'm getting all my directions ready and mentally preparing for the race.  I hope to qualify the week prior so there is no pressure and I can go up there and just freeze and enjoy the beauty. 

Book Review - You Better Not Cry by Burroughs

Ran about 8 miles today in 1:19:07 which is very slow, but I'm taking it easy before the marathon this weekend.  I'm going to rest from here until Saturday so I will be ready to go for the Boston Marathon qualifing time of 3:15:00 or less.  There is a trail marathon in Cave Creek the very next day and I just might do it since it is only $10.  I'll see how am feeling. 

What can I say but that I'm really getting to know Augusten now. This was not what I expected. The first half was traditional Burroughs, light and funny, but when I kept reading I started to feel more and more depressed as he revealed much more than even in his book Dry.

Burroughs doesn't let you down and creates very vivid stories that one can remove from your mind. I laughed out loud after reading how he ate the face of a life size Santa (who he confused with Jesus). You could feel how nervous he was waiting for his parents to see what he had done; imagine what was going through this young boys mind (must have been about 8 or 9).

Also, the story about how Augusten wanted a pony for Christmas, but his Dad tried to tell him about how he had a monkey as a child and how mean the monkey was; you have to read it, but I tell you it was very golden!

As the story went on you meet the grown up Burroughs who seems to attact disaster and find a beautiful love story and the display unexpected friendship that will lift your spirits after trudging through a difficult story about George in the chapter called "The Best and Only Everything".

Monday, January 25, 2010

Book Review - The Ugly American - 53 miles this week

Last week I was able to plug away at 53 miles despite two days off. I'm looking at trying to break into the 5K mile mark for 2010, however, that makes for a long year. I've really got a lot of changes going on in my life this year, including a move from Phoenix to Ft. Huachuca plannned for the August time frame, so I'll see how that may or may not disrupt my training. I usually get all weird about being in a new place and take awhile to find new running routes and settled into a new groove. I'll be living in Ft. Huachuca for only about 5 months, so that will be challenging too. Anyway, I'm setting at 200 miles for the month of Jan as of today and hope to get in about another 40-80 miles before the end of the month. I have an important marathon on 30 Jan, where I hope to qualify for Boston. The Desert Classic Marathon is a great course that is good for a qualifying time, so I hope to hit a 3:15 or less. I ran 3:13 last year and in late Dec, on the same course (only a little shorter) I hit 2:04 for 30K (good enough for a qualifying time if I kept up the same pace.

Anyway, I also finished a great book called the Ugly American and wrote this review:

The Ugly American, by Lederer and Burdick touched an important nerve when I read it because many of the mistakes that Burdick and Lederer described I made personally during an advising mission to Iraq. It is funny how some things seem to never change, and this is a perfect example. The Ugly American was written in 1958, but is as true today as it was when it was written. American’s still have not gotten foreign diplomacy right and may never get it right.

Are we American’s stupid, lazy, heartless, uncaring or not willing to sacrifice for anything? It is amazing that we are doing as well as we are as a country and for so long, when we make such strategic mistakes over and over.

There may be a time that our military/economic strength may putter out and we will need to rely on the softer side of strength that we often gravely screw up.
The Ugly American story could not have been better written. As a military officer who has engaged in missions where my primary responsibility was to mentor a foreign intelligence officer I found myself falling into the same mistakes.

These points that Lederer and Burdick brought up are so important that I thought they should go in this review, so that even if you do not read the book one will know the best recommendations for foreign diplomats that we often do not enforce. If we could follow these we would be stronger as a nation and not be laughed at behind our backs as many countries tolerate our help only to put up with us in order to take the money/aide to the bank. Please take the time to read over these because they are the most important lines of the book. These are direct quotes, but they are lessons that can be applied to any diplomat serving in any foreign land:

1. “I request that every American (and his dependents) sent to Sarkhan be required to be able to both read and speak Sarkhanese. I am satisfied that if the motivation is high enough, any person can lean enough of the language in twelve weeks so that he can get along. This should be required of both military and civilian personnel.

2. I request that no American employee be allowed to bring his dependents to Sarkhan unless he is willing to serve here for at least two years. If he does bring his family, it should be with the understanding they will not be given luxurious quarters, but will live in housing which is normal to the area; their housing should certainly not be more luxurious than they are able to afford in America. They should also subsist on foods available in local stores—which are wholesome and ample.

3. I request that the American commissary and PX be withdrawn from Sarkhan, and that no American supplies be sold except for toilet articles, baby food, canned milk, coffee, and tobacco.

4. I request that Americans not be allowed to bring their private automobiles to this country. All of our official transportation should be done in official automobiles. Private transportation should be taxi, pedicab, or bicycle.

5. I request that all Americans serving in Sarkhan, regardless of their classification, be required to read books by Mao-Tse-tung, Lenin, Chou En-lai, Marx, Engels, and leading Asian Communists. This reading should be done before arrival.

6. I request in our recruiting program we make all of these conditions clear to any prospective government employee, so that he comes here with no illusions. It has been my experience that superior people are attracted only by challenge. By setting our standards low and making our life soft, we have, quite automatically and unconsciously , assured ourselves of mediocre people.”

Those lines were written as a final plea from a “good” ambassador, pleading for better standards in order for him to keep on with his duties. Ambassador MacWhite was instead replaced with a more likeable bureaucrat who fueled the “Ugly American” persona because the demands above were highly impractical.

Until we get things right, government officials will continue to cause more harm than good in foreign lands. Too often it is the system, and not the people. Too often the positions are forced upon government officials and the training is not allowed, nor is precious seed of service planted in the civil servant. Ambassadorships are often a perk or reward for service, and not something a person has been highly trained for. Also, the tours are usually not for substantial amounts of time to foster a relationship that would afford true stewardship.
As in this story, religious men often do the best diplomacy and serve the mission spreading a positive American image. It is too bad that the people paid to do this job are the worst offenders of what truly would spread love for our country.

In the military, I see evidence that at the highest levels that they get it and they know what to do, but the proof is in the pudding. Considerable amount of time is spent on language and cultural training, but it is not followed up on and truly measured. Soldiers and Officers alike do not take it seriously and continue with missions relying on local translators and the cultural mistakes that make winning hearts and minds impossible. It is the rare unit that can carry out true counterinsurgency missions, and when the rare gem is found it is often tore down by an adjacent unit that continues to violate the very basic tenants of counterinsurgency and undo the careful work of the gemstone unit and the populace continues to resent your presence (often to fatal consequences).

So without going over book with a finer comb, I would recommend this very readable novel as a lesson to anyone who may be representing America abroad. I hope that if I ever get assigned another training/mentorship mission that I will do a better job now that I am more mature and take the reputation of America more seriously. It may come a time that we rely more on how we are perceived, if we do not have the clout, money or military strength to be the remaining world superpower.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cost of Running

Boy I love to track things and the cost of running is something I found in a blog that grabbed my interest! I think it is something that can easily add up fast.

Jan 2011

Nike Shoes and 1 X tights - $180
3 X Hash - $11
Gas to ARR Marathon - $45
Cave Creek Marathon - $10
Jan 2010

Run to the Future - $70
Gas to Run to the Future - $6
Arizona Running Club Dues - $20
Arizona Road Racers Desert Classic Race Fee - $47
Cave Creek Trail Marathon - $10
Gas to Desert Classic and Cave Creek Marathon - $19

Total miles for Jan equaled 286 and cost so far for Jan added up to $172 or a cost per mile of only 60 cents per mile.  If I can keep this trend up I'll be doing better than last year.  Also, I have no races planned for Jun/Jul and I'll be moving in Aug, so I expect my racing and training to be interrupted slightly. 

Feb 2010 - 189.9 miles/$189.5 or $1 per mile (year to date 476 mi/$361=$.76 per mile)
Sedona Marathon Race Entry Fee - $88
Gas to Sedona and Back - $36
Saxx Performance Underware - $42
Tom Thumb 50K Race Donation - $10
Tom Thumb Race Course Entry Fee McDowell Mountain Park Fee - $6
Gas to Tom Thumb Race - $7.50

Mar 2010 - 242 miles versus cost for the month of $294 or a per mile cost of $1.21 per mile.  So far this year I've spent $656 and ran 718 miles keeping the cost per mile at $.91.  If  I get into Across the Years that will be a huge outlay of money ($200; not getting the swag to save $80), which will put my cost per mile pretty high, since I have to have that paid no later than 30 May 2010.  I'll continue to expense it in the month of the race, not when I actually spend the money. 

Old Pueblo 50 Miler Race Entry Fee - $118
Gas to Sonita and back $36
Entry into park to volunteer for Mesquite Canyon 50K - $6
Gas to Mesquite Canyon 50K - $15
Gas to Desert Classic 1/2 Marathon - $30
Sunglasses/socks/sunscreen - $89

Apr 2010 - With the end of the month I'm happy to say it was a very cost effective month of running per mile.  I got in 205.1 miles and the total cost added up to just $74 or a per mile cost of just $.36.  I'm at 923.2 miles for the year and a total cost up to the end of April of $729.5 or $.79 per mile. 

Copper Basin 50K Race Donation - $20
Gas to Copper Basin and Back - $25
Parking at Copper Basin - $5
Mail back broken Garmin - $10
Back Medicine Warming Patches - $5
Gas to Volunteer at  Pat's Run - $2
Saxx Performance Underware - $7

May 2010 - Looks like I will close out the month with 236.9 miles and a cost of $233, or just over $.98 cents per mile. 

Whiskey Row Marathon Entry Fee - $80
Gas to Whiskey Row and Back - $25
Gas to Rio Vista 8K - $10
Hamster Hotfoot Donation/Food - $25
Gas to Hamster Hotfoot - $10
New Nike running shoes - $83

June 2010 - Looks like June ended up with 260 miles and total cost was $132 for a cost per mile of only $.51, which is a really good month!  So far my total cost adds up to $1095 through the end of June and total miles equal 1420 or a cost of $.77 a mile.  I have several high dollar races coming up, but hope to keep my cost well under a dollar mile at year end. 

Goggles - $10
Flagstaff 50K gas - $42
Park Entry Fee and Donation/Food $20
Vibram Five Fingers - $60

July 2010 - Got in 234 miles of running this month with very minimal costs.  Total cost only ran $45 or a per mile cost of only $.19.  What a nice average, and the yearly total comes to $1140 divided by my miles to date of 1655 or a cost per mile of $.69.  I'm pretty happy with that especially since I've got an expensive month of Oct/Dec coming up. 

Sole Sports 5K - $5
Gas to Sole Sports 5K - $5
Nathan Hydration System 22 ounce - $35

August 2010 - Pretty good month for miles versus cost.  I got in a total of 222 miles and a cost of just $104 or a cost per mile of $.47 per mile.  Next couple of months will not be so good due to high entry fees, but it is looking for a good year below a dollar a mile.  So far I'm looking at a total of $1244 spent against 1877 miles or cost to date of $.66 per mile. 

ARR Summer Series 5K - $15
Gas to Summer Series 5K - $8
Vibram Five Fingers - $50
Gu for Buckeye Endurance Run - $31

September 2010 Huge month of running with 406.1 miles and fairly cheap running month per mile.  Spent only $155 or $.38 per mile.  Now for the year I'm looking at $1399 against 2283 miles up to this point or per mile cost $.61 per mile.  It really helped to get in so many miles. 

Hash/Gas Bisbee - $10
Gas to Buckeye Endurance Run - $45
Javelina 12 Hour Night Run - $54
Gas and entry to park - $48
Hash Entry Fee X 2 - $8

Oct 2010 Again a pretty good month of running with 301.5 miles and a cost of $384 or per mile cost of $1.26 per mile.  I like to keep it under a dollar, but this month had a lot of activity in it and I just couldn't help it.  For the year I'm at a total of 2584 miles and a cost of $1783 (per mile $.69).  I'm not running any races in November, even though I really want to run the Fat Ox 50, but I really need to keep the cost down.  I think I'll be looking good throughout the rest of the year, and even though the sport can be expensive, I feel like I am not going overboard. 

Javelina Jundred Race Entry Fee - $200
Gas to Javelina Jundred and Back -$45
Mt. Lemmon Marathon - Entry Fee - $50
Gas to Mt. Lemmon - $20
Team RWB Singlet - $30
Headlight batteries/recharger $35
Hash - $4

Nov 2010 - 288 miles this month against just $69 of cost for the month or $.24 per mile.  For the year I'm up to 2872 miles against $1852 or $.65 cents a mile for the year.  I  bought minimal gear, but will have to buy some more once I get up to Chicago. 

Everyone runs 1/2 Marathon and Gas $20
Hash and Gas - $14
Cold weather gear - $35

Dec 2010 - Had a pretty good month of running of 345 miles against a cost of $297 or a cost of $.86 per mile.  For the year I ran 3218 miles and spent a total of $2,149 or a cost of $.67 per mile.  I'm pretty happy for keeping it under last years cost of .75 cents a mile. 

Hash X 3 plus gas - $22
Watch - $50
Across the Years 48 Hour Race - $180
Gas to ATY and back $45

Total Cost estimate for 2010 as of Sep 2010 - $2149

Now for what I can remember from 2009 in which I ran 2,733 miles or a cost of
75 cents per mile

Garmin 405 - $300
Running/swimming Shorts - $250
Nathan backpack and hip water system - $110
Nathan hand water bottles - $20
Five pair of running shoes - $400
Rock N Roll Marathon Entry - $100
Arizon Road Racers Dues - $20
Desert Classic Marathon Entry - $50
Lost Dutchman Marathon Entry - $65
Orange Curtain 100K in California Entry - $60
Gas for Orange Curtain/Lost Dutchman and Desert Classic $110
Runners Den 10K - $25
Hotel for Orange Curtain Race - $90
Arizona Summer Classic 5K Race - $25
Bataan Memorial Marathon - $60
Silicon Valley Marathon Virtual Race - $50
Javelina Jundred Entry - $150
Gas for Javelina, Summer/Desert Classic, and Go Daddy races - $50
Go Half Marathon - $50
Desert Classic 30K - $30

Total - $2050
This is a rough estimate, but pretty close, so divide that by 2733 and I get 75 cents per mile for 2009, which is pretty good price for the enjoyment I get out of running. Who would have thought that when I go out for a 10 mile run I'm really spending about $7? Crazy right? Well I think I will be racing less in 2010, so I may save some money, plus I'm not planning on spending so much on running gear this year.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Writing Contest and Report on the Scottsdale Open Mile

I'll start out with the race report from Tuesday Night's Open Mile. It was pouring down rain and I thought I would be the only crazy that came out to the Community College to run in the Open Mile, but to my surprise there were about 15 other crazy runners. The rain actually felt pretty good because it was not that cold outside and for us living in Phoenix, we have to take the rain when we can. I felt really energized in the rain but my mile split was not that great. We ran two mile races 1609 meters with about 10 minutes between races. My times were 5:50 for the first one and 5:51 for the next.

Below is a short essay about why I love to run. I submitted it as an attempt to gain free entry into a local half marathon. I sure hope that it wins, even if just because there were not enough entrants. The running club has five free entries, so maybe only five people will take the time to write a story/poem or article. I don't set my goals all that high. Anyway, if you are interested here it is.

Why do I love to run?

Even though I don’t remember it all I can remember some of my fondest childhood memories surrounded by the freedom of running. Often it would be running shirtless in the summer sun through sprinklers or through puddles of water and even sometimes into the lake that sparkled near where we lived. Something was innocent and pure and never was I more alive.

As time moved on adolescence set in and running was the tool that lifted me from the awkward moments and provided the self esteem I needed. Blessed with the talent to turn in times that demanded a certain respect, running became something I needed. Each day running was something I loved, something I tended to and kept a close eye on. I measured each run and dissected each race to see what I could do in order to make myself faster and therefore more liked or respected by my fears.

Over the years running was there and it helped me to achieve many things in high school and college, but as I matured it became much more than just something that got me into college or earned me athletic prizes, it was something more, but even today I am not sure just what that extra something is all about and how to capture it in words.

Running has served me well in my military profession. Running is a prized ability that is rewarded in the military. I’ve been blessed to have the military sponsor me to travel thousands of miles to participate in races where I have represented the Army at some of the largest foot races in the country. Also, running has been a tool that I’ve used to teach others about their inner strength, and a place where I hold some of my most important meetings with my subordinates.

Running has always been there for me, and as I pass the peak running age and head down the final slope of life I see that running is still there for me. I have changed my internal challenges and find myself trying to see how far I can go instead of how fast. Once it was all about PR’s now it seems to be personal distances. Marathons seem routine, and 50 milers and 100K races have been conquered, but now I’m on a race to capture the 100 mile mark, and even though I’ve tried twice I get back up and am already signed up for my third try, because if there is one thing running has taught me it is to never give up.

Finally, as I mature and I see myself coming full circle with my running I often look at the question of this essay and my answer can be found in the memories of my childhood. Pure running is what I used to call junk miles, but even though those miles may do nothing for my competitive drive, they are so very important to the charging of my life batteries. The days when I take off my watch and my other gadgets that monitor my progress are the most valued. The days when I let my mind wander and the worries or stresses of everyday life are left behind are the reason I truly treasure running. The true joy of running is when you find yourself in the joy of being a child again and feel the crisp air and the fluid blood pump through your vibrant body. Running lets me know that I’m alive and it gives me the clarity of what is most important in life, and when I throw aside the competitive side of the running drive which I am too often a slave I find the joy that keeps me coming back to what is most important in life and that is to link this beautiful life with my wife and children that really keep me grounded. Running gives me the energy and allows me be the man that they love too.
- By: Jeffery Bott

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

8 miles of running today

Last night I got in 3.9 miles in just under 35 minutes then swam 1000 yds in 17:20. This morning ran the 5.3 mile loop in 48:46 then ran with some buddies 3 miles slow in 30:06.

Did some work with CENTCOM, but mostly a slow day.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Still Recovering

Back to work today and I'm actually happy because the days I have off without being with my wife and children seem to drag on and on. I was able to run 4 miles yesterday in just over 33 minutes and 5 miles today in 49 minutes.

It will take awhile before I get my leg speed back, but at least the soreness is gone already. Back to building.

It will be hard to top the year of running 2009.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

24 Hour Race Results

Well, now that it is over I can reflect on the effort that seems a little unreal. I can not believe that I stayed up for over 30 hours (race prep and finally going to bed the second day), and was able to run further than I have ever run before. Getting through the tough part or about 60 miles was the worst of it, then I settled into a zone where I knew I would not give up or take a real nap and put myself out of the race.

I ran and just walked when I felt I needed to walk, ate when I needed to eat and sat down for a short break when I felt exhausted. It was not until the last two hours that I could taste the state record for my age (37 years old resident record stands, and still stands at 87.5 miles). I thought I might make it, but it was too little effort to late. I finished the 24 hours with 84.5 miles, and with a little time behind the effort I'm very happy with that distance.

Here are the splits. I'm sure this is too much information for most, but I like to look back on it, so this is every .6 mile lap over the 24 hour race, enjoy:
1: 4:59
2: 4:56 - 9:54
3: 5:12 - 15:06
4: 5:06 - 20:11
5: 5:09 - 25:20
6: 5:01 - 30:20
7: 5:02 - 35:22
8: 5:18 - 40:40
9: 5:10 - 45:49
10: 5:16 - 51:04
11: 6:12 - 57:16
12: 5:29 - 1:02:44
13: 5:18 - 1:08:02
14: 5:29 - 1:13:31
15: 5:36 - 1:19:06
16: 5:34 - 1:24:40
17: 6:02 - 1:30:41
18: 6:10 - 1:36:51
19: 5:42 - 1:42:33
20: 5:35 - 1:48:08
21: 6:02 - 1:54:09
22: 5:43 - 1:59:52
23: 5:56 - 2:05:48
24: 6:46 - 2:12:33
25: 8:07 - 2:20:39
26: 6:03 - 2:26:42
27: 5:33 - 2:32:14
28: 7:18 - 2:39:32
29: 6:37 - 2:46:08
30: 8:35 - 2:54:43
31: 9:59 - 3:04:41
32: 6:28 - 3:11:08
33: 7:55 - 3:19:03
34: 6:37 - 3:25:39
35: 7:38 - 3:33:17
36: 10:37 - 3:43:54
37: 6:08 - 3:50:01
38: 7:09 - 3:57:10
39: 7:28 - 4:04:37
40: 12:08 - 4:16:45
41: 6:33 - 4:23:18
42: 6:02 - 4:29:19
43: 7:08 - 4:36:26
44: 7:11 - 4:43:37
45: 8:00 - 4:51:37
46: 10:57 - 5:02:34
47: 7:13 - 5:09:46
48: 8:37 - 5:18:23
49: 7:05 - 5:25:27
50: 8:15 - 5:33:41
51: 10:40 - 5:44:21
52: 8:30 - 5:52:51
53: 8:25 - 6:01:16
54: 9:41 - 6:10:56
55: 6:23 -6:17:19
56: 12:24 - 6:29:42
57: 6:33 - 6:36:15
58: 8:20 - 6:44:34
59: 8:17 - 6:52:50
60: 16:35 - 7:09:25
61: 6:32 - 7:15:56
62: 8:38 - 7:24:34
63: 7:55 - 7:32:28
64: 7:12 - 7:39:39
65: 7:30 - 7:47:08
66: 19:06 - 8:06:13
67: 6:35 - 8:12:48
68: 7:38 - 8:20:26
69: 15:02 - 8:35:27
70: 9:43 - 8:45:09
71: 7:35 - 8:52:44
72: 10:39 - 9:03:23
73: 8:16 - 9:11:38
74: 9:14 - 9:20:52
75: 14:30 - 9:35:22
76: 11:34 - 9:46:56
77: 12:24 - 9:59:19
78: 10:00 - 10:09:19
79: 9:11 - 10:18:30
80: 10:22 - 10:28:51
81: 10:06 - 10:38:56
82: 8:47 - 10:47:43
83: 8:24 - 10:56:07
84: 9:13 - 11:05:19
85: 8:15 - 11:13:34
86: 18:32 - 11:32:06
87: 13:23 - 11:45:29
88: 12:35 - 11:58:03
89: 12:13 - 12:10:16
90: 13:39 - 12:23:54
91: 11:09 - 12:35:03
92: 18:59 - 12:54:02
93: 44:58 - 13:38:59
94: 13:51 - 13:52:50
95: 11:22 - 14:04:11
96: 9:41 - 14:13:52
97: 12:38 - 14:26:30
98: 9:53 - 14:36:23
99: 9:57 - 14:46:20
100: 9:28 - 14:55:47
101: 15:20 - 15:11:07
102: 9:32 - 15:20:38
103: 14:14 - 15:34:51
104: 9:37 - 15:44:28
105: 9:58 - 15:54:26
106: 11:21 - 16:05:46
107: 1:04:05 - 17:09:51
108: 10:18 - 17:20:08
109: 11:58 - 17:32:05
110: 12:11 - 17:44:16
111: 11:38 - 17:55:53
112: 13:00 - 18:08:52
113: 14:17 - 18:23:08
114: 14:25 - 18:37:32
115: 38:52 - 19:16:24
116: 17:38 - 19:34:02
117: 10:31 - 19:44:32
118: 13:28 - 19:57:59
119: 10:52 - 20:08:51
120: 15:26 - 20:24:17
121: 10:02 - 20:34:18
122: 14:15 - 20:48:33
123: 9:00 - 20:57:33
124: 27:24 - 21:24:56
125: 11:28 - 21:36:23
126: 8:41 - 21:45:04
127: 8:47 - 21:53:51
128: 10:35 - 22:04:25
129: 9:47 - 22:14:11
130: 10:10 - 22:24:20
131: 10:05 - 22:34:25
132: 12:20 - 22:46:45
133: 10:57 - 22:57:42
134: 8:38 - 23:06:20
135: 6:54 - 23:13:14
136: 6:33 - 23:19:46
137: 8:45 - 23:28:30
138: 7:50 - 23:36:19
139: 8:35 - 23:44:54
140: 5:27 - 23:50:20
141: 7:11 - 23:57:31

Hour by hour results:

1 - 6.6
2 - 6.6 {13.2}
3 - 4.8 {18}
4 - 4.8 {22.8}
5 - 4.2 {27}
6 - 4.2 {31.2}
7 - 4.2 {35.4}
8 - 3.6 {39}
9 - 3.6 {42.6}
10 - 4.2 {46.8}
11 - 3.6 {50.4}
12 - 3.0 {53.4}
13 - 2.4 {55.8}
14 - 2.4 {58.2}
15 - 3.6 {61.8}
16 - 3.0 {64.8}
17 - .6 {65.4}
18 - 3.0 {68.4}
19 - 1.8 {70.2}
20 - 2.4 {72.6}
21 - 3.0 {75.6}
22 - 2.4 {78}
23 - 3.6 {81.6}
24 - 3 {84.5}

Average pace per mile was 17:02.

Finally, the story of the day was of Amy, who used this race to qualify for the Women's US National team, by hitting 130 miles. She did this with one leg, do I need to say more? Well she also, won the race outright, crushing the closest competitor!  Here is a link with a bunch of pictures from the race.