30 Jan '15, 11am

Ray Scannell: Western States Legend

Ray Scannell: Western States Legend

In late 1997 I was chosen to run WS1998. I didn’t fully appreciate at the time what the journey would entail–I was clearly in over my head, but didn’t yet appreciate the fact. Ignorance is bliss I guess. However a few weeks later Wayne Miles told me that if I would commit to Saturday mornings with he and a few friends, they’d help me establish the base that I’d need to continue training as they moved up the hill to more serious stuff post-AR50 . Not knowing anyone I agreed and several of those Saturdays we’d find ourselves showing up at Ray and [his wife] Joan’s house in Pollock Pines shortly before 8 a.m. to run whatever Ray wanted to run that day. He’d already have done a loop around Jenkinson Lake around 3-4 a.m. and then settled in to journal and have coffee until our arrival. I seemed to understand the basic concept–those runs were “Ray Rules”, not because it was dema...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2015/01/ray-scannell-western-state...

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