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Vol State (Read 116 times)

    Thanks guys. It was hard but not impossible. Everyone should try something like this. This bring the ultrarunners group, many of us have! Smile Like Laz wrote, Vol-State road race is about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. I didn't see the relay pass. I took an hour nap in a parking lot in Manchester, and spent another half an hour fueling up at a gas station. Otherwise I was shuffling the entire stretch of 41A on Sunday night.


    Consistently Slow

       

      3rd fastest screwed time EVER! She only missed the old "unbeatable" screwed record of Alan Abbs by something like 77 minutes.

       

      Fastest female EVER by 33 hours! crewed or screwed.

      WOW!!!

      Run until the trail runs out.

      2014***1500 miles 09/28/14

      50miler 13:26:18

      Race Less Train More

       

      Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

      "The Marble in The Groove"

       

      unsolicited chatter

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      BenTN


        Correction: The 33 hours was from Juli Aistars (crewed) King or the Road 2010 time of 5d 22:01:33. Turns out Tracy Thomas is also a woman. She ran a (crewed) 5d 04:10:02 in 2008 which was the old record. Juli Aistars did hold the screwed female record of 6d 04:18:34 from 2012.

         

        Still a damn big bump to the record, just not 33 hours.

        fimmx


          Wow! Congrats Sue.

          srlopez


            Congrats Sue. You are the best.


            Refurbished Hip

              Okay, Sue!  We have given you ample time for recovery.  Now where's that race report?

                Okay, Sue!  We have given you ample time for recovery.  Now where's that race report?

                 

                 

                Funny you asked today, Mandy. I just finished them (yes, 4 parts)-they are in the comment section of my log: 7/10, 7/11, 7/13, 7/14. I rambled...


                Bacon Party!

                  Sue, I loved reading your report. Interesting that you didn't have any of those transformational moments ... I've heard about them, but have yet to see one up close.

                   

                  I'm still laughing at the image of the white dog tippy-toeing up to you to say, "boo!"

                   

                  Congratulations again on for outstanding performance. Inspiring ... 

                  Liz

                  pace sera, sera

                    Thanks, Buzzie. If you're on FB (LAVS page), you can see photos of Caleb Nolen's shoulder with the dog bites. I was pretty lucky.


                    Muddling through

                      Sue, you're crazy, but in a good way. I'll really miss you at NC 24 this year. Best of luck at Hinson Lake.

                      2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


                      Refurbished Hip

                         

                         

                        Funny you asked today, Mandy. I just finished them (yes, 4 parts)-they are in the comment section of my log: 7/10, 7/11, 7/13, 7/14. I rambled...

                         

                        That was an excellent report, Sue!  So many things I wanted to comment on while I was reading, but of course now I have forgotten!  I am always amazed by your consistency, and also how fast you went even with all the issues that arose.  I think you can easily go sub-4 days next year.  Because of course you're running it again next year, right?

                         

                        Can't wait until I am healed up enough to come down and enjoy a race with you someday!

                        jamezilla


                        Follower of Forrest

                          Congrats Sue!  I read the race report.  Wow...speechless.  Congrats again!

                          6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

                           

                          A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


                           


                          Refurbished Hip

                            Oh, and Sue, a pack that I'm loving lately that has more space than your Nathan is the Osprey Rev 6.  It rides really well - very comfortable.  More so than my UD Wink.  I'm not in love with the pockets on the front (I wish they weren't so thin and long), but you get a ton of space for gear in the back and the bungee can hold a lot too.

                              Thanks, Mandy, George, and Jamezilla. Mandy-4 days seem like it would be doable BUT I suspect having the various issues forced me to slow down, which as counterintuitive as it sounds, may have led to a faster finish time. Hard to say. I do know that, assuming no blister issues next year in Hampshire, the race will be totally different: towns that I ran through this yeear at night will be run in the daytime, and vice versa. The traffic would be different too, which could affect the actual running. It was nice going up Monteagle mountain at 5am this year (only 3 cars passed me going up the mountain, and none coming down.) Last year Ben and I reached it in the afternoon, and traffic was horrible. And there's no shoulder, only a ditch. I need to check out packs-thanks for the suggestion. I want more accessible front and side pockets!
                              fimmx


                                I *loved* your Volstate report Sue, I was almost there with you. What an accomplishment! Congrats again.

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