Friday, September 25, 2009

Tahoe 72-Miler, Super Triple Canceled...

I just found out that tomorrow's Tahoe 72-mile run is canceled. Cal Trans and NDOT have denied the permit to run the race. Race organization will automatically convert all entrants into Sundays regular Marathon (so, Super Triple --> Regular Triple).

Since the 72-Miler is the last leg of the Super Triple, this unfortunately ends this year's attempt to win my fourth straight Super Triple. For what it's worth, I ran a 3:30 "warmup" marathon today (7th in the Triple, 1st in the Super Triple) and came in 15 minutes ahead of the next Super Triple runner, Riverside's Lambert Timmermans. It was a really hot day, with temperatures hitting near record highs around the lake.

It's a really weird feeling to be sitting here after so much preparation. At this point, I suppose I'll join the Tahoe Triple "fun run" tomorrow. Not sure if I'm going to go hard or just have fun. By the way, thanks to everyone sending me good luck wishes before the race--that really meant a lot to me!

10 comments:

Alan Fletcher said...

Bummer. maybe you should just run a 46 mile warmup before sunday's run and make it an "unofficial" super triple?

saschasdad said...

Peter, I'm so sorry to hear this. Thomas called me with the news this morning. I feel really bad for all Super Triplers & 72ers. Whatever you decide to run tonight/tomorrow, I look forward to seeing you at the beach tomorrow after the races! I'll be the skinny white guy in the water with a ghost-white chest.
Sean

kelly said...

Wow, what a bummer, Peter! I hope you go out and have fun tomorrow anyway. All that preparation and the looking forward to the race, how disappointing. The good news is that you are very fit and ready for anything, right? Have a good one tomorrow. Did you ever get your Nathan pack? I am still waiting.....

SnowLeopard said...

Dude! Why wouldn't they allow the race? Because of lane closures? I'm sorry Peter- that stinks. Good luck on your final marathon though! My vote is that you run it hard and smoke 'em all! :)

Donald said...

What?! Why? It's not like that area is on fire or anything. That's a bewildering decision. Sorry you didn't get to close the deal the way you wanted to.

Gretchen said...

Such a drag about your race Peter! Still, you ran well, and it was wonderful to see you out there today. What a gorgeous day on the beach!
I know you would have taken home the win and I suspect the new record as well. Pretty frustrating when there's nothing you can do about it, but you had a great attitude.
I still want to hear your summary of the weekend. Were you there when Lynyrd suggested we all pool our winnings and place it on "black" at the roulette table? HA! That guy cracks me up!
Anyway, nice job!

Chihping Fu 傅治平 (超馬阿爸) said...

What a bummer!! But wish you have great run for the triple marathons. Perhaps save it for next year.

Best,

Chihping

Scott Dunlap said...

That's tough, but I'm still looking forward to your summary and pictures! I hope you had a great weekend.

SD

Mark Tanaka (Ultrailnakaman) said...

I'm so sorry-- what a bummer for you. Like WTF? Well, you were the favored to win it, so go ahead and count a 4th!

Chris Simmons said...

Ah, Pete, this sucks. Did Cal Trans / NDOT give any reason for refusing the permits?

Chris

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