Sunday, August 19, 2012

Quick update- Leadman Race #5

 The header pic courtesy of Rob Timko. This was at mile 60 and we were ~24:00 down on Leadman.  Positive, laughing and having a blast... and we went on to win with a Leadman record.

Leadville 100 run.
11th over-all in 20:12
Leadman- 1st place/ new record by ~4:45.
 I want to write a true race report for this in the coming days.

32 comments:

PatrickCT said...

Lucho: wow, fantastic result -- many congrats...have been following your training via the blog and endurance planet podcasts all year - super! Patrick

FatDad said...

great job Tim. the suspense watching the live athlete tracker online last night was crazy! Looking forward to the report.

William Tronoski said...

Congrats Lucho!

I enjoy listening to the ATU on Endurance Planet. It's been really helpful for me, so I was curious what would happen in Leadman.

I'm curious to read the race report.

I was following the Leadville 100 race tracker on Saturday night, and at the time I saw that you were close behind Troy. Sunday morning I saw that you had passed him late. I wondered if you were just tracking him so I'll be curious to find out.

Congrats - an awesome achievement.

Riggs said...

Awesome job Lucho was a great race. Congrats on the win and the big buckle. I was keeping tabs on you and the others all day Saturday. Can't wait to read the race report.

Trev said...

Well done. Enormous achievement.
I assume there are some beers to be had now... Enjoy!

Horacio said...

Impressive!! Great job!

Horacio said...

Impressive!! Well done!

Eric Bart said...

Glad to hear you will be writing a report even though you don't like them too much. I'm sure I wasn't the only one looking at splits and wondering what was happening. Awesome job!

Paul said...

Way to go!!! Congratulations, can't wait to read your RR.

Anonymous said...

Incredible result. The whole series was like a Rocky movie with the final race just like the climactic final, back and forth boxing match. Congrats.

runninggunner said...

Awesome work Lucho. Way to rock it.

Dax Ross said...

That's so awesome. Congratulations on the win. A race series doesn't get much more epic than that.

Thomas said...

Congratulations! Awesome result and an even better header pic.

Janusz said...

That is a blast!! Congratulations on this Tim. I was following your reports on ATU and here. I'm very happy for you!
Best
Janusz from Poland

Brett said...

Thats the way to run (those expressions).

Footfeathers said...

That photo is funny. That's after I said we should bust ass up that wall of a hill out of Twin Lakes just to impress the crowd.

GZ said...

Please frame that header photo somewhere. Proud of you. Even if you had not won the Leadman, that pic says it all.

Rob Timko said...

Amazing. You're an inspiration man! You know how to get it done and get it done smart..AND fast. I'm going to give you some coaching advice for the next few weeks. The next pictures I want to see on here are of beer, fishing, and your boys!!

Regarding the photo, It's amazing, I saw almost every single runner go through every single aid station this weekend. The runners who were 'game faced' or too serious as early as Fish Hatchery outbound, all DNFed or had a REAL bad time, while the runners who were more relaxed, smiling all day, all finished and hit their goals. This was true from front of the pack to back of the pack.

Darren said...

Awesome job Tim! Did your goofy pacer sing to you as he did two years ago?

Get some rest after that hard fought series!

Darren

Lucho said...

Tim- Of course!! I remember now. The thought of hammering up that thing made me laugh out loud.

Paul said...

Nice work, saw you before hope pass return, you were in doubt you could catch Troy. I knew you had it in you, well done!

jameson said...

EPIC!!! Congrats dude!

Carter said...

Love seeing you succeed, in all its demensions. Great work.

tomdog said...

Awesome job! Looks like in the photo you wore a pair of Nike trainers? Was the course that runnable?

I know Tony was talking about maybe wearing a pair of road flats.

Anonymous said...

Awesome and Congrats! Nails

Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

Congrats! I had NO DOUBT you would get this done! Glad the body and the mind cooperated. Looking forward to the report!

Brandon Fuller said...

Amazing result. Congrats on the whole series. I wanted to see you do it but wasn't sure given your semi-skitzo nature if it would come together. So glad it did and you made history in my town. Hope you return to sharpen those records in the future.

Keven Elliff said...

Joining the chorus...terrific job Lucho. Inspiring.

Ru El said...

Congrats super stud Lucho! Your son must be happy to own that big buckle :)

Jeff said...

Quote for this image: "We are EFFING STUPID, HA, HA!!"

one word.

BALLS.

Large. Steel. Hairy. Balls.

Jim P. said...

You said you'd do it, and you did. Congrats on making it happen and showing what hard work is all about.

Lucho said...

Thanks everyone! I have my race report written, just need to tweak it.