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EMAILS ON PREPARATION FOR THE BIG RACE
Alex McLaughlin & Rick Hughes 09


June 3 Mr. Hughes WE JUST GOT BACK FROM NEW YORK. CANíT WAIT TO SEE YOU AND BEAT YOU. GOT TO GO AND GET SOMETHING TO EAT.

June 3 The Saint Keep eating. It will help me, I mean you, with the race. What's your cell number?

June 3 Mr. Hughes THIS IS TOP SECRET (SECRET PHONE NUMBER (xxx) xxx-xxxx) I THINK THAT'S IT DON'T FRET I AM GOING TO KISSNERS WHERE I CAN GORGE MYSELF, AND TELL MYSELF I AM ADDING MUSCLE TO BEAT YOU

June 4 Mr. Hughes OVERSLEPT. RICHIE MISSED FIELD TRIP. THIS IS THE LATEST I EVER SLEPT, 7-30. I RAN A LONG LONG WAY YESTERDAY, WELL I MEAN TROT, SEE YOU LATER SLOW MAN

June 4 The Saint I am getting slower every day. I may get a leash this year and let you pull me along so that I can keep up. My hope will be since the race starts up at around 7:30 and you aren't getting up until 7:30 that you will not wake up on time and I will win by default. Just thinking. Don't set your alarm and I will wake you up so that you can get to the race on time.

The race is taking a different route this year. Instead of starting at the Holiday Inn, we will be starting at the capital. I will have some of my friends show up along the race route to help show you the way to go at each of the major turns. This should be real helpful.

June 5 Mr. Hughes AS AN OZARK MAN I AM GREATLY ENCOURAGED BY YOUR SLOWNESS. CONTINUE YOUR DETERIORATION. I WISH I COULD ADVISE YOU ON HOW TO ACCELERATE IT. BUT EVEN THOUGH I AM TRYING TO INCREASE MY CAPACITIES, I SEEM TO BE GOING THE REVERSE WAY. EVEN THOUGH I MAY WAKE AT 7:30 I WILL STILL SWEEP RIGHT PAST YOU. GET A GOOD STRONG LEASH. IF YOU HAVE TIME READ OHIO NEWS

June 5 The Saint Rick, I am almost ready to concede. But let's just run the race to make sure. Speed kills not words Do you want me to keep your shoes the night before the race to make sure that some devious spirit doesn't put a pebble in your shoes or sever your shoe laces so that they come apart half way through the race? I am trying to think of every possible way that I can to help with your performance this year. I was just thinking how nice a good hearty meal would taste now.

June 5 Mr. Hughes MAN, YOU ARE SO SHARP. OF COURSE KEEP MY SHOES, MAKE SURE THE LACES WORK AND BE CERTAIN THAT I GET A HUGE MEAL TO KEEP UP MY STRENGTH. UH, DONíT FORGET TO REMIND ME THE RACE STARTS AT 10íOCLOCK THIS YEAR. AND THE LOCATION IS MONTGOMERY. NOW IF THERE IS ANYTHING I OMITTED, I KNOW YOU WILL TAKE CARE OF IT. GOOD LUCK.

June 8, 2009 The Saint Someone sent me an article of the emails we have been sharing about the race. Can you believe the nerve? This year letís follow the advice of that well know Alderson sports philosopher, Roger Bowyer, and donít out kick our coverage at the race.


June 9,2009 Mr. Hughes ALL THAT IS JUST GREAT, BUT DON'T DISTRACT ME FROM MY MISSION, GOT TO GO EAT , I MIGHT ,I SAID MIGHT GO TO BUDS , I DOUBT IT. GIVE ME MORE INFO. BEST OF FAVOR. HEY, REMIND MARY ELIZABETH FATHERS DAY IS COMING .NOT TO SPEND TOO LAVISHLY. ALL I WANT IS A CAR. THAT GRILL WAS NICE. BUT I NEVER NEVER USE IT. I MAY CALL YOU. SEE YOU. DO NOT FORGET, I AM A DOMINANT OVERPOWERING RUNNER.