Friday, February 28, 2014

The greatest race ever run

If you have never seen this race and don't know the outcome, please don't look it up or click ahead to watch the finish.  Just watch it.  It lasts only 1 min 45 secs.

First...Get psyched up like it is your own race day.   Today, you "the nobody," will be racing in the Olympics.  Nobody knows you and you are written off as a fluke who doesn't belong here.  However, you know something they don't know.  It's time to show them what you have been building while the world had its eyes on bigger and better things.  What you built day after day in the heat, wind, snow and rain.  Today is the day and you will show them all.

Finally, the time has arrived and the gun goes off.  You have waited patiently for months, now you will wait one more lap, THEN MAKE IT HAPPEN...

We may all be nobodies now, but as this race proves- even Napoleon Dynamite from Canton, Ohio in a goofy painters cap can be the best in the world one day, on the biggest stage.

Now I'm off to train with fire and purpose.  May we all have our Dave Wottle day just once before we die.  Yours might just be today.

Happy training,


  1. Love it! Love being a nobody :)

  2. I have yet to measure it, but I have heard that he just runs 26s even (or close to) throughout this race.

  3. Better wear your galoshes, it's pretty sloppy out there.

    1. Keith!

      Yeah, I've been in it all morning. Brandi was Fat Biking and I was counting laps at the Snowy 45 at Jug Ranch. I saw Pro level bikers fall multiple times today. I am thinking more and more about owning one by next winter. Think of the tours one could do on our snowmobile roads. Might be a good it for me?

      On a brighter Spring note, they plowed the McCall Middle School track down to the last few inches and this rain has melted it the remainder. Feels good to clip off some fast ones when you've been averaging 30 min miles all winter on skis and skins.

      The real obstacle of the slush is my driveway. GAWD! It is melting out and is nearly impassable in my 4x4. I kept up with the shoveling pretty well this year, but the wet stuff of late has it 10" deep and now a slushy quagmire. Low 40's this week will be no help. I'm just about over this winter.

    2. I think we're all about over this winter. I ran 10 miles Sunday around town, within 0.5 mile my feet were wet and cold.

  4. Love that video! Thanks for sharing.