Completed the Golden Gate 50k Trail Run this past weekend and put together a report. It's extra, extra long, so be prepared to devote an hour or two if you choose to read it. Used a bit of a different writing style this time. Wish I was better at writing, 'cause I do love to do it. Anyway, here it is: http://fatozzig.blogspot.com/
Leslie Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain -------------
Jan 8 - Clam Beach 8 3/4; Feb 18/19 - Hagg Lake 50k & 25k; May 7 - Ave of Giants HM; June 3 - Grasshopper Peak 30k (sweep duties); June 16/17 - Wild Rogue Relay; Jul 8 - Mt. Hood 50 (and maybe 50k next day - lottery); Sept 23 & 24 - Mt. Lakes 100 (first 100 - Yikes!!)
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Congratulations Leslie that was a good read. What a tough race. I'm trying to make a point of thanking the aid station workers also, they are so hepful at these races. Especially on ones where it seems that you're the only one out there. I do a ton of training on my own but actually felt lonely during my failed 50 mile attempt a few weeks ago.
I like the immediacy of your present-tense writing. Thanks for the inspiring report; it sounds like a beautiful race, even in the rain.
Speed my steps along your path, according to your will.
Thanks, guys. Appreciate the comments.
Steve - I think the loneliest time is knowing you're the last one in a race and there's nobody around. You're right, it's not the same as training alone. I'm sorry you DNF'd at your 50-miler, but you did a hell of a lot more that day than most people. You may not have finished, but at least you started. Next time . . . .
Carl - If you ever get a chance to run the Marin Headlands, it's an amazingly beautiful place. I highly recommend it. Tough, but beautiful.
Again, thanks for your comments -