Congrats - really fun the read different reports of the same race!
3/8 Way Too Cool 50k WNS
4/19 Tehama Wildflowers 50k
Le professeur de trail
Congrats! That is a good finish on what was less stellar than my training. Hope you can reflect on this and decide that you like the long distances. It is quite a different experience. I have a feeling you do.
I am sure we will run another race together. Maybe next year! Got to keep Team Wegman's going ya know!
Great to meet you. Take care.
The incarnation of peacefulness and patience
I love your pre-race sushi idea. I might have to try that sometime...
Was this your first 50? I can't remember. Either way, awesome job and excellent time!
Huh, I have a blog?
Congrats on a good run. It sounds like this is a race I need to plan for next year.
Congratulations. It is funny how you can feel great at mile 40 and almost dead at 41. That is when you have to mentally buckle down and continue onward. It eventually gets better, sometimes.
Sounds like you ran a strong race and finishing 1 minute before sunset, congrats!
Follower of Forrest
RabbitChaser – Thanks…now that I think about it, I was probably cold with hot sensations.
TnC – maybe Dirty German? I’ve been eyeing that one up for a while.
Runfastandie - There’s a topic in this forum with the picture. I did not partake in the whiskey, but felt very very tempted. Maybe next time. Glad I’m not alone with the hot flashes stuff
Snowden – Thanks
AmoresPerros – how’s the soreness now? I’m not a Hoka person (I don’t think) but it definitely works for some.
AT – tell me about it…next time for sure!
Lace – thanks for the encouragement. I might just go for 100 now...if I could pull it off, I'd get a ton of likes on FB
Chnaiur – I laid down at 6 but couldn’t sleep til 10, but I blame the caffeine.
FS – Thanks. It wasn’t a smooth morning, but I was very prepared to be flexible…when I realized I didn’t have my pack, I was already sorting out how I was going to hydrate/fuel (fortunately that did not become necessary)
Jody- great seeing you too! Did you witness how the race actually started?
Tom1961- not a sushi guy, huh? Rice is a good binder! As for the no training, I feel more like a real DA.
Wcrunner2- or the walking purchase :/
Queen of Nothing – thanks for reading!
Low 02 - thank you!
Jamie – I’m in for team Wegman’s. Nice meeting you too.
Mandy – The load up was inspired by your advice…the eating was more fun than the running, but not really excusable (unless you are going to run for 50 miles). Yes First 50 miler!
DD1 – It was a great time, well organized, and $35…tough to beat. It has my recommendation.
LB2 – After a lot of walking I could finally run at the end and it was mind blowing…you nailed it. This was my first experience being that low and coming back out of it.
RunMuppy – to be honest, it was pretty dark out and I didn’t think I made it…clock said otherwise! Thanks.
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
Congratulations on your first 50 Jamezilla. Great run and great report. Yeah, a few 50s and then you'll be itching to a 100 I'm sure... ;-)
Grindstone 100 mile, Oct 7
running under the BigSky
congrats on your race! 50 miles is a loooooooong ways
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”