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First ultra this weekend - 50k (Read 439 times)


Into the wild

    Sara, is that picture at the end of the race?? You look too fresh 


    Well done on your first ultra. I scan read your report but I'll give it a proper read later to get the full effect. Thanks for sharing it.


    I saw you mentioned taking rocks out of your shoes...have you tried using gaiters? I always use them for off-road runs and find they keep all of the grit and crap out of my shoes and keep laces from coming undone. (I got some cheap ones from Dirty Girl - no connection with, just a happy customer)



    Shut up and run

      Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant well done to you, please do not undermine yourself with what others have done in terms of distance, we know what you have done is not easy, it takes a special person to do what you have done and you can see it in your picture at the finish, you have got "ultra eyes", a stare that looks beyond 26.2 miles

       

      Well done, so are you hooked and if so when is the next one?

       

      Jerry
      A runners blog-updated daily


      A Dance with Monkeys

        Great run, Sara!  I will read your report when I get a chance.

         

        And yes, Dirty Girl Gaiters are wonderful.  I always use them, and have a special hot pink pair I wear in events.

        Leslie
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        Into the wild

           

          And yes, Dirty Girl Gaiters are wonderful.  I always use them, and have a special hot pink pair I wear in events.

           

          Wicked Smile

          Mine are camouflage...I can never find the buggers 

          Shut up and run

            Thanks everyone.

             

            Funny you mention Dirty Girls, I just ordered a couple pairs. I have one pair of Innov-8 gaiters, but they are way too sophisticated for me. I thought I would be ok with out them, but I've learned my lesson.

             

            Yes, I think those are ultra-eyes. I am trying to find another or 5 to put on my schedule. Smile

            ~Sara
            It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. ~ Jimmy Dugan

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