Into the wild
Shut up and run
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
I've tripped and fallen in races too. I fell in the same area of a race two years in a row.
I made it through last year without falling.
Great job on your first ultra-what's next?
Nice one Rebecca...and just in time as I'm getting nervy about my run in April.
What was the course ascent/descent..?
perhaps there's a lesson to be learned about staying focused toward the end of a run, just when you think you have it beaten. My excuse was trying to run while watching an airplane land a couple of kms ahead of me...that after I'd done all the technical stuff and was coasting the last 3km home...I took a tumble, grazed open my right knee and did the same as you: dusted myself down, checked for other damage and tied on tissues with a bandana
Awesome job! You make me want to try a 50 miler!
Hi Teresa, I looked at your profile and we are the same height, same weight and approx same age. (I'm 33.) I started running when I was 28 and ran my first marathon when I was 29. I have 2 kids. Do you have kids?
Anyway, if I can do it, you can do it!
Oh my! Heard from my friends that did OP50 and one had a mountain lion cross the trail right behind him! Witnessed by another Tx runner...
The blood/skin you left on the rock where you fell must have been like chum in the water!
Boy I have even less excuses, got no kids
I am signed up for the Mt. Diablo 50K on June 8th, and then there's a 50/100 miler in my neck of the woods - it's the Mohican 100 two short weeks after that. Don't know what Mt. Diablo is going to do to my legs, since I don't normally train on mountains (living in Ohio limits my terrain). Otherwise there aren't a lot of 50 milers nearby to me, and I don't have a big travel budget this year...
If you take it easy for the 50K then rest up real well for the Mohican, it might just work out perfectly! I bet the course at Mt. Diablo will be beautiful. My sis and I ran the Golden Hills Trail Marathon last Oct, which is in the hills near Oakland. I LOVED the views and the trees and scenery!
The Mohican looks beautiful too! I looked through some of the photos and I just can't get over all the trees! If you feel up for it physically, then you should go for it. It was the staying in it mentally part that was hard for me in the last 2 months. Honestly, it was just good ole fear, but my friends never let me back out.
I did Golden Hills in 2006 - small world! It was gorgeous!! I credit that with planting the trail ultra bug, since it took me over 6 hours to complete... Not to mention seeing the people doing the concurrent 50 miler (while my brain is saying "What! They are doing these hills twice?!?!")
That's what friends are for! So awesome that they pushed you into such a great accomplishment. None of my "real life" running friends have gone past marathon distance, and most don't even do that as often. So I'll have to count on these forums to keep me from backing out.