Mar 26, 2010

Umstead 2010 is here.

Bags are packed

When this is posted at 10am on Friday, I'll be midway through a 90-minute JetBlue flight from JFK to Raleigh. Tomorrow at 6am, I start my second attempt at 100 miles. If everything goes as planned, I'll finish Sunday morning between 9am and 11am. The race ends at noon, so I don't have much wiggle room. If things go wrong, then I'll be pulled from the race after 8am tomorrow after completing 87.5 miles.

By Sunday afternoon, it'll all be over.

As in the past, I will live-tweeting my experience of the race as it happens, follow stevetursi if you're a user and you'd like to get them. In theory, these updates will be posted to facebook as well, but in practice not every update makes it there.

Or, you can just visit my blog ( on Monday morning at 10am to get a quick update. And, of course, you'll probably find some results on the Umstead 100 web site: My bib number is 253.

UPDATE: This page should have real-time runner times at each of the 16 checkpoints:

Emails, facebook comments, text messages, and twitter replies of encouragement will likely be appreciated.

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