Brad smoked the Spokane Langlauf again this year, for his ninth victory. His time for the 10k classic was 27:33, and here is his cool story:
What's his training secret? I don't know, but here is a clue (hint: 75 pounds of adorable resistance training!):Great race. I felt tired. A young gun from APU showed up, named Mike Hinkley. He had a second place finish in the Olympic Trials in the sprint, in 2010. He also finished 12th in a the 15 k there. He even finished 43rd in a world cup race in Norway. He is now living in Pullman and obviously not training the way he used to. However, I think he still thought he could pull off the win. He tried to go with me in the beginning, but could never really stay on my tails. I knew he was working too hard and I knew when we got to the double pole stuff, I would be able to pull away. He got within 5 seconds, but ultimately the pace was too hard for his fitness level and I beat him by 2:33.
And here is another one:
As for Deb, she won the women's race in 33:01, three minutes ahead of second place and her nineteenth victory (!). I have no idea what her training secret is either, but it must be something good.