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Western States 100mile Run Help, Need some Support/crewing

I'm running the Western States 100mile endurance run in California (Lake Tahoe/Auburn) in late June 2010. I am going to train hard for this race and will be looking to place high. I am in need of some hard core athlete's/runners who live in the area who could crew me in this race. I am looking for people that know about 811 fuel and what goes into crewing an ultra runner who is hell bent on pushing the limits.
If you don't know what crewing is, this is not the race to learn about it, I'm looking for some nuts to help me guys, hard core!
I'd be willing to pay expenses and more if needed.

I still need to do a lot of research into the aid stations and what other special needs I might have.

I ran the 4th fastest time ever at the 47th running of the JFK 50 mile ultra last november, so I have some good confidence going into this race to really do well.

Basically I'm looking for a crew to do the following for me:
I want fresh OJ, Celery/dates and maybe carrot juice as a big part of my fuel.
When I say 'fresh' I'm pretty crazy about it being really fresh, not 6 hours after it's been juiced, maybe an hour or so, after that the stuff starts to get kinda nasty unless it's kept really cold.
So having electric outlet hook up in the rental car with my juicers would be a part of this project/crewing.

Then there is the running, I'm going to train hard core for this race, I honestly am going out there with top 3 in my head as the real goal.
I know that is insane to even suggest it when I haven't ever run a 100m race, but I plan to run 200 mile weeks leading up to this race and I'm also planning to do the training camp they have on memorial day weekend. I was doing really well last fall running almost 150m weeks, so I hope I won't have problems when I start doing doubles everyday in training and getting more sleep.

I want to place top 3 or better and get a lot of press about a LFRV kicking butt on just fruit/veg fuel - raw.

So that's the over view. Let me know if you think this is something you want to get invoved with seriously and we can talk more about what your logistics would be on coming to the race etc etc

Let's show the ultra runners that you can kick ass eating a low fat raw vegan diet!

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Comment by Darrick on May 20, 2010 at 5:00pm
dude you are awesome....im going to send this to a great ultra running friend that is vegan and inspired by raw...he did HURT in hawaii too.....keith kirby...maybe he has time to support.
Comment by Laura on February 18, 2010 at 3:25am
Michael!!! THIS IS AWESOME! I'm on the east coast otherwise I would be all over this. I love that you are out there kicking ass as a raw vegan! Show em what ya got and we'll all be waiting to hear all about it!! Good luck!
Comment by zack on February 17, 2010 at 7:56am
no im sorry i dont have anyone that i know from that area. ill let you know if i find out. have an amazing race nevertheless!
Comment by Richard on February 12, 2010 at 1:50pm
sounds awesome mike! you can do it! If I was there I'd be on your crew!
Comment by Jay G Martin on February 10, 2010 at 7:16am
Kathleen I would love to speak with your husband...
Comment by Jamil on January 31, 2010 at 3:20pm
This is a pretty inspiring post! If I wasn't running myself, I would crew you!
Comment by Windlord on January 31, 2010 at 2:44pm
Organic Athlete might provide some leads...

http://www.organicathlete.org/
Comment by Andrew on January 31, 2010 at 10:34am
I realize you wanted local, and probably didn't have this in mind, but I'll be quitting my job at the end of May and so will be free. If you're willing to pay travel expenses from CT, I'm game. Just thought I'd offer in case you can't find locals to help you. In know your wife from H&F week, btw. Great lady.
Comment by Michael on January 31, 2010 at 10:27am
cool stuff guys! I think I'll need 3 core crew people for this race, so any other people that are up for it, please do post below. I am hoping to get a lot of PR for low fat raw vegans for my hopeful high end performance at this race. I'll be doing a good deal of blog/video work to spread the word should I do really well, I hope to reach a lot of people with this race!
Comment by Jay G Martin on January 31, 2010 at 6:37am
Good luck and stay healthy/injury free during training. It is good to find another endurance athlete in the forum.

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