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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Chef Bill Bailey's Blog

I have been really busy. Some running stuff, some food stuff and then there are those little people who live in my house that I have to take care of.

I'm gearing up for the Burning River 100 Catering. My catering company Playing With Knives & Fire will be providing the pre-race dinner and the post-race breakfast. If your at the race come over and introduce yourself and say hello.

Still waiting for my camera to get repaired from Fuji.

Sunday July 22, 2007
I met Brett, Vince, Dave Peterson, Bob Clark & George at O'Neils Woods. In the parking lot we spotted a white rabbit. Sorry no camera...trust me it was white and it was a rabbit. O'Neils is not a very long trail, I think it's about a 1 1/2 mile loop. It's hilly and very challenging. A portion of this trail is in the Burning River 100. Vince & I talked the night before about trekking up to Hines Hill to get some extra mileage. Hines is a 3.5 mile loop and a mile road run there & Back. We mixed up the trail a little bit and ended up running the Buckeye trail to Ira. From there we ran to Akron-Peninsula Rd then to Hines Hill. I want to run up Bath road, there's a nice hill to run up to get to a service entrance. We end up at the main parking lot which was OK. Mike Keller & I ran this trail a few months ago at night. It's a great trail to run at night.
We stuck together for the most part. Toward the end the gazelles got ahead of Brett & I. I expected them to take off sooner, once we caught up to them they were in the parking lot. we ran for about 1 1/2 8 miles.

Tuesday July 24, 2007
Track workout
I got to meet everyone at the store this time. Jen (my wife) is on vacation this week, so I got there on time. Our workout this week was 16 x 400m with 200m recoveries. I wont list them all but
My 400m's were 1:34 to 1:47. It was a rainy day, we didn't get rained on, but the track was wet.
Wednesday July 25, 2007
I met Vince, Wild Bill Wagner & Bill's friend Patty at Happy Days. We ran part of the Burning River 100. Vince, Wild Bill and myself head into "The Hole". You know which one, the cave that you climb into then you pop back out on the top of the rock. We were telling Patty this was the only way to get to the trail. Once we were done we could find Patty. we were yelling for her, we thought she got mad and headed back to her car. We cut off some of the trail to see if we could find her. We found her over by the octagon trail. We were glad, we could have been running around for hours trying to find her. We ran this trail camera-less for about 1 hour 30 minutes. 7-8 miles tonight.

Soon I will have my camera back taking those great pictures you've been accustom to seeing on my blog.


E-Speed said...

poor Patty it's amazing she keeps going out with these guys after all the trouble they give her!

I need to see this cave!

Anonymous said...

If I do the Grand Canyon R2R2R with them ( and I am pretty sure I AM) I will keep a special eye on Ms. Patty. I think Bill and Roy will run away from us and we will have to stick together!