Sunday, March 30, 2008

MDS Stage 1 Results

WOW! What an amazing first day they all had at MDS. I understand they started out climbing some big time sand dunes and it was very hot! One of my students has his satellite phone with him in case of an emergency and he called his wife with an update and she sent this email to me:

Day 1: Hardest run of my life…only 19 miles but incredibly tall sand dunes. It took me 6 1/2 hours…2 women in our group are in 10th and 11th place …1 man in our group is in 29th place out of 809 competitors (THIS IS OUR BOY TED!) Several competitors dropped out (SAD BUT IT HAPPENS). Tomorrow is longer over 20 miles but flat with few sand dunes, thus easier (IT WILL BE A MUCH BETTER DAY FOR ALL OF THEM:) Please keep emails coming.

The Dreamchasers are kicking butt! Here are just a few high lights from today and I will continue to do so more and more each day. I will go through all of my own personal coaching students and tell you a bit about them, but this is for another day!

First I have to brag about my husband Jay who has very little time to train! He came in 126th place today!

Young Ted who has only run one 50 mile race in Feb. was 28th overall today...

Jeff Grant who is Ted’s tentmate in 81st place!

My good friend Chloƫ from Canada who is running with her husband is in the top 10 for the women!!!

Our own Michele Jensen is close behind her and is also in the top 10 for the women!!

Kay who lives in Thailand and is celebrating her 50th birthday had a great day

Lara and Elizabeth (twins) came in together and are walking the entire course!!!

We are off to one amazing start!


Click here for the complete results from the first stage.


Anonymous said...

i just got off the race website and saw all the great news! jay,michelle,mike,laurie are killing it!! everyone else is doing very well too.


Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

A very special Thank you to Colleen Woods who is helping me with the updates and blog posting for MDS...Thank you Miss Colleen, we all love you!

The Batchens

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,

The coverage you are giving is much better than the race web site. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this for all of us watching from home.
Very inspirational to me.

Lynn Betts

Becky said...

I love your updates -- Keep 'em coming! Thank you for everything you do.

Anonymous said...

What a great photo of Jay. It took me about 1 hour to fiqure out how to do this blog thing and have been reading things for over 2 hours. This is such good stuff. Maybe I will run one of these big races like the others one day soon. For now need to get my marathon time faster and with your help I know I will.


Devon & Josh said...

Hey Lisa - I'm apart of Team Ted! Thanks for updating all of us on his status. The info is greatly appreciated!!