Sunday, August 17, 2014
Here are my new friends, Lisa and Lucas Smelser, at Lake Hollingsworth yesterday:
I met Lucas and Lisa at a Lakeland Runners Club meeting. Luke sat right next to me, said he was new to town, and asked me where to run, about running groups, what people wear to run here, about training plans, etc. He talked like he didn't know much about running. When I saw he ran the first two Watermelon Series Races in just over 26 minutes each I thought that was good. Both races they were both friendly and said hi to me. Then the third race he ran in just over 18 minutes. I was surprised to say the least! Then I saw he is working at my favorite running store, FitNiche. So I knew he'd just been pulling my leg. Kind of funny.
Then yesterday I followed his exploits on FaceBook. I saw that his wife was manning his support tent, but asking for help for 2 hours she had to work. Yesterday Lucas ran the Tick Tock Ultra (first annual) around Lake Hollingsworth. It started at 7:30am and finished at 7:30pm. Lucas won!! He ran 23 laps in 12 hours or 65.32 miles!! He got the trophy. He got $250. He won bragging rights for a full year!!!
So much for the new fellow in town I thought didn't know much about running!!