Demon of Bad Decisions
I want to do it because I want to do it. -Amelia Earhart
I believe this was true at NC - 1st time and Desert Solstice - The 2nd time at NC - He seemed proud that he backed off and hit 100 miles an hour slower - This gave me the impression he was hoping to run a more even race and keep going. I could be wrong as it is all based upon observation and interpretation.
Retired 1/1/13 ... Tired of being broken and fat ... Hit 296# Memorial Day 2016 - New goal = To be able to enjoy running 4-5 hours through the woods again by Fall 2016.
Sorry to hear of the ugly day - I agree that the race will give you meditative time to comtemplate and put things is a proper prespective. After a few hours the stress and emotions of the issue will fade away and you can explore and hopefully come to peace with it if possible. I always leave a really long training run with a lot of peace and a clear understanding of what I am going to do about problems.
Nothing I put myself through this weekend will compare to the stress I'm feeling at work.
Murph - Sorry about the struggle right now. I hope you find relief in the monotony of the 1-mile loop, with nothing more to do or worry about than fueling and moving forward. I've have some of my best races feeling just like that, where the stress and pain of running 24 hours (or a race like Badwater) seemed like child's play compared to real life at that time. Ultras have a way of breaking things down and reminding us that, in the big picture, life is simpler than it often appears. Good luck out there. I can't wait to start watching the results roll in. I'll be cheering for you.
Don't worry about updating us Murphy - keep moving!
I'm heading out there this evening. In the meantime, I found this update on the FB page:
thanks for the updates
More details on the 6-hr update here:
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It will be interesting to watch Emily Uhlig's race unfold. She is the current female leader at a blistering pace, even ahead of Connie. She is a reliable fast runner but this her first 24-hour. It will be great to see what unfolds later in the race. Exciting!
it is .9? to the lap?
yes - (1 lap =.90075 mile)