Thursday, June 12, 2014

correspondence chess win...

not a bad win, playing as white:

1.    e4    c5
2.    d4    cxd4
3.    Ng1f3    Nb8c6
4.    Bf1b5    a6
5.    Bb5a4    b5
6.    Ba4b3    e5
7.    O-O    Ng8f6
8.    Rf1e1    h6
9.    c3    dxc3
10.    Nb1xc3    Bf8b4
11.    Bc1d2    O-O
12.    a3    Bb4c5
13.    Nc3d5    Bc8b7
14.    Qd1c1    Bc5a7
15.    Bd2xh6    Nc6d4
16.    Bh6xg7    Nf6xd5
17.    Qc1h6    resign

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

kettle moraine 50k

thoughts and observations on the run:

-always nice having family at a finish line, even if it is midnight

-point-to-points are great, although a rarity in the midwest.  this section of the ice age trail has some great terrain variety and scenery.  glaciation isn't all about pancake topography.

-this course would very tough when the sun is out.  it wasn't, that was good. 

-night running on rocky trail in the rain is fun.

-had the pleasure of running with corey lyons from morton, il for a bit.  was at howl with him years ago.  also, met a guy at starting line who's grandfather used to be doctor in eureka--spent his summers here.  ultras=still a small world

-you know you're in wisconsin when the aid station offers cheese cubes and brats.

-when did compression socks become so popular?  i thought i was running through a shuffleboard tourney at the shady acres old folks home.

-kettle is a classic race.  has a bit of everything and is well organized.  you should probably pick a distance and go do it.