You guys!! I ran over 35 miles yesterday!!
My time wasn’t what I wanted, but OMG! That was the hardest, most challenging, awesomely awful thing EVER! Those trails were no joke!!
I had to climb over fallen trees and huge stumps, run through mud and a creek, climb up and down unimaginable steep hills, and try not to kill myself on the wet rocks and gravel.
I did wipeout several times, but I kept going!
I completed 2 of the 3 goals I had set for myself:
- Complete at least 4 of the 6.55 mile loops. Check! However, the loops weren’t 6.55 miles – they were 7 miles!
- Complete (at least) 50k. Check!!
- Run the entire 12 hours. Nope. On my last wipeout I’m pretty sure I broke a toe. If not for that I know I could have done (at least) 1 more loop.
I got some awesome swag!
I can’t wait to do it again!! Lol! So my upcoming goals are to get some actual trail shoes, and to work on my coordination. Clumsy people on trail runs = lots of injuries!
Oh, and the fuel stops!! Seriously, the best ever! They had peanut butter sandwiches, Oreos, Fig Newtons, and so much yummy goodness!!
And the best part of the whole thing? I never once experienced any social anxiety! It was such a small field of runners (less than 500 I think) that I never felt smothered by gobs of people. I never felt overwhelmed. After the first 2 loops it felt like I had almost the whole trail to myself. It was awesome!!
And I can’t wait to do it again!
Holy crap, I’m an ultramarathoner!
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Great job! I think trail should a would help a lot.
And any reason to buy new shoes…. ;)
You make the Boston Marathon sound like a piece of cake. Ha ha
Fantastically awesome! :)
Ha! Thanks Caron! Hope all is well with you :)
You definitely should have had trail shoes!
Yes, you’ve definitely gone over to the dark side. That’s a GREAT time for trail running – you don’t run trails at the same pace as roads.
My race was small – 750 runners full & half combined & while I was never completely alone, it definitely wasn’t crowded.
Thanks Judy :) This was a really small field too – between the half, full and ultra there were less than 500 total runners!
OMG Crazy Well Done!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much!!!