Even though I edited out all the crap about my training, this still is a long-ass report.
Upcoming races: 1/9 Bridle Trails 50K, 1/30 Lake Youngs Nuts Run 50K, 2/14 My Better Half, 3/5 Dupont Trail Marathon, 4/2 Umstead 100
Great job! You kicked some tail out there!
3/17 Shamrock Marathon
4/20 North Coast 24 Hour
7/27 Burning RIver 100M
8/24 Baker 50M
10/5 Oil Creek (distance to be determined)
Brands I Heart:
Altra Zero Drop
Congratulations on earning Rocky his buckle. Way to go! great RR and thanks for sharing.
That buckle looks a little big for your monkey. Maybe he'd let you borrow it on occasion
Trail and Ultra Running User Group
Way to go. Glad you got your revenge. Was it the lotion that was stinging?
I honestly have no idea. I'm wondering if it some Icy Hot got rubbed in it at some point. But it was supposedly clean when I grabbed it.
Pain cave junkie
terrific work. You sure earned that buckle!
That's fighting the good fight.
Great job EDRW and thank you for posting your race report, really enjoyed reading it! I hope you are all recovered from Rocky. Do you know for sure if you got into that "little" local race you were talking about? I wasn't sure if you still had to get lucky in the lottery of if you were guaranteed a spot due to volunteering.
Le professeur de trail
Thanks for sharing. It was a fun read. I am curious about the range in temps though. Do you remember the highs and lows?
The incarnation of peacefulness and patience
So awesome EDRW! Great job. Always love RR for Ultras they are so inspiring. I'll have to read yours again the week of my first 100 in April to get me pumped. Again...great job.
Faster Than Your Couch!
Congratulations, you earned the buckle! Awesome race, great pacing. Glad you made it over those roots without any more injuries.
Thank you for sharing the RR, loved reading it!
Run for fun.
Uh oh... now what?
Thank you Betsy (and Matt). I enjoyed reading and remembering--surely did miss being there. Congratulations on buckling, or should that be "Buckling!"?
I am curious about the range in temps though. Do you remember the highs and lows?
It got to be about 75 during the day, but dipped below 40 at night. Despite last year's horrid weather, I don't recall it got that cold at night. Therefore, I didn't think to put a jacket or gloves in the DamNation drop bag (they were at the start/finish).
running under the BigSky
very nice and a big congrats! you know it's a damn long run when you start thinking about sleeping
“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.”
Congratulations! Nice report, awesome race and report.