Friday, July 22, 2011

ANGELES CREST 100 awaits - 1-day of Inspiration remains (until damnation)

The ANGELES CREST 100-Miler is tomorrow. This is DAY 5 of a 5-part BLOG.

If you are reading this as your first BLOG in this series, I have asked a few athletes in that finished 100's (or longer) over the last 5 weeks to provide me with a QUOTE that gets them fired up to compete, a SONG that helps them in the tough moments, and a MANTRA that helped them finish their respective races.  Pssst, there's a bonus at the bottom, past my Day 5 athlete/inspiration...

Day 1: JASON HEALEY
Day 2: JUNE CASERIA
Day 3: CHRIS PRICE
Day 4: KEVIN CHAN


DAY 5 ATHLETE: STAN KOSOSKI
RACE: Western States 100-Miler
FINISH: 28:48:26 (his 2nd 100-miler, 1st Western States)
QUOTE: "Pain is temporary. DNF'ing States will hurt for years (until you get back in again, and finish.)
SONG: Pornstar Dancing - My Darkest Days
MANTRA: “One foot in front of the other. Forward is progress. No excuses.”
Song Lyrics: Pornstar Dancing

Kelly won't kiss my friend, Cassandra
Jessica won't play ball
Mandy won't share her friend, Miranda
Doesn't anybody live at all?


Amanda won't leave me empty handed
Got her number from a bathroom stall
Brandy just got way too much baggage
And that shit just gets old


But I got a girl who can put on a show
The dollar decides how far you can go


She wraps those hands around that pole
She licks those lips and off we go
She takes it off nice and slow
Because that's pornstar dancin'


She don't play nice, she makes me beg
She drops that dress around her legs
And I'm sittin' right by the stage for this
Pornstar dancin'


Your body's lightin' up the room
I want a naughty girl like you
There's nothing hotter than a..


Stacy's gonna save herself for marriage
But that's just not my style
She's got a pair that's nice to stare at
But I want girls gone wild


But I know a place where there's always a show
The dollar decides how far you can go


She wraps those hands around that pole
She licks those lips and off we go
She takes it off nice and slow
Because that's pornstar dancin'


She don't play nice, she makes me beg
She drops that dress around her legs
And I'm sittin' right by the stage for this
Pornstar dancin'


Your body's lightin' up the room
I want a naughty girl like you
Let's throw a party just for two
You know those normal girls won't do


They won't do
I need a girl thats kinda frisky
Drinking with the fellas
Takin shots and gettin tipsy
We always wanna party cause she sexy as hell
And if i ever get in trouble bailin me outta jail
Cause she a stone cold stunna hotta than the summer
When she step up into the club every man and woman want her
she make me wanna get a stripper pole up in my home
cause of the pornstar dancin got me in the zone!


She wraps those hands around that pole
She licks those lips and off we go
She takes it off nice and slow
Because that's pornstar dancin'


She don't play nice, she makes me beg
She drops that dress around her legs
And I'm sittin right by the stage for this
Pornstar dancin'
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DAY 5 BONUS (my quote/song/mantra and AC100 race plan)


ATHLETE: Jimmy Dean Freeman (in AC100 LIVE terms: Jimmy Freeman)
RACE: Angeles Crest 100-Miler
2006 FINISH: 26:27:05 (my 1st 100-miler, 2nd ultra)
2007 = DNF at Mt. Hillyer checkpoint, Mile 49 (3rd ultra)
2011 GOAL: 22:00:00 (give or take an hour)
QUOTE: "It's not about luck; it's about willingness to suffer.”
SONG: Superman (It's Not Easy) - Five For Fighting
MANTRA: “Just (F***ing) Do It.”
Song Lyrics: Superman (It's Not Easy)

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find
The better part of me


I'm more than a bird, I'm more than a plane
I'm more than some pretty face beside a train
And it's not easy to be me


I wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
Bout a home I'll never see


It may sound absurd but don't be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed but won't you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream?
And it's not easy to be me


Up up and away away from me
Well it's all right
You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy or anything


I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees


I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me


Inside of me, inside of me, yeah
Inside of me, inside of me


I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
I'm only a man looking for a dream
I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
And it's not easy, it's not easy to be me
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RACE PLAN NOTES
The A-plan is to utilize Suzanna Bon's 2007 splits (22:00:15) and much of Tom Nielsen's race strategy (hike the big climbs, take advantage of downhills, concede no time at aid stations, finish strong as the race begins with a 50k to go).


You can follow the race splits for ALL of us (including SoCal Coyotes Dom Grossman, Adam Bowman, George Gleason, Katie DeSplinter and Tiffany Guerra) at the AC100 LIVE link: AC100.com/live/
Some early and late race Tweets on any Coyotes near(ish) me: Twitter.com/CoachJimmyDean

Here. We. GO!


HOWL!!!!
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