hello, i am back.

it took a while to shake off the cobwebs

after 40 glorious minutes of sleep

but i feel like a new man!


the 27 surviving runners can only be described one way.

they are hard.

there is not a second wasted when they come in off their loops

and it looks like everyone is making use of what few minutes of sleep they can get.

there is a resoluteness about them

everyone seems to be on task.


this yard will put them at 275 miles

and most of them look like they could go on forever.

i even heard laughter a time or two as they came in.


i am going to get out there early and get a better look at them coming in.