27 May '14, 10am

New column on The Other Side Of The Race....

New column on The Other Side Of The Race....

I get to the first aid station at mile 10 and catch 30 or so runners coming through. I snap a couple of photos on my iPhone, hashtag, tweet, done. Reception is pretty bad around the reservoir, so I am constantly charging my phone on the generator. I feel and look like a jerk. Everyone is out here enjoying being outdoors and then there this guy in the corner always on his phone. Last year, when I got to sweep Jemez 50, I thought I got the easy job, basically just getting to run around all day. Sixteen hours later, exhausted and sunburned, I was not quite as convinced. This year, when Clarkie told me to tweet the race, I definitely thought I had it easy again. The day come and gone, having finished most of the coffee in the percolator myself, the only thing I am sure about is that volunteering or any kind of race involvement regardless of the job is never that easy. In times...

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