Happy Birthday Pippit! :)
Happy Birthday to the P-Man!!
Thanks Steph, Steve, and Kathleen. Pippit's a happy little guy with his nice walk and dinner.
Happy B-lated B-day, Pippit.Hey, TL, what's your take on Jornet?
Though I respect and admire Buzz to no end (regarding his prediction of Killian victory on Meltzer's blog), I feel that WS is an anomaly in terms of 100s; it can be "easy" one year and unbearable the next and it's not just dependent on the current conditions. There are so many factors that put it into a *difficult* race status. E.g. I was dead certain Mackey would come away with a low 15 hr run last year with a win but the heat swooped down on NE Cal and he came down with an illness that disabled him from even finishing.Personally, I think Kilian is coming in weakened by the recent efforts. Regardless if he and his followers are enthusiastic and fired up about killing WS, his internal system is depleted. I mentioned this with Wardian at Miwok, saying that "I've omitted him from contention due to him beating himself up in MDS." When you're a hack (like myself) you can run ultras week after week but when you're talking about contenders, it's a process to get to that peak of ability.Roes will win WS. All his runs over the last 2 years are amazing but his Masochist run was/IS incredible and something I can't push aside to allow anyone to beat him in Auburn.