DNF


I entered this race to finish 100 and it ended with a DNF at 54. I couldn't continue on my blisters. This pisses me off as I rarely if ever get blisters. I had none on my 10 hour training runs, none on my road runs. For the next go around I have to figure out how to recognize the issue early and shut it down. Climbing the last hill on leg 6 was agony. 

I am not happy at all with my first DNF, especially on something as trivial and basic as blisters.

LSU was an epic challenging course that took me well out of my comfort zone. I liked that a lot. 

No time on the tile, but isn't it a classy touch to give these to the DNF's anyway?


I am determined to complete 100k.  This isn't over.

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  1. Ah darn, that sucks that blisters derailed your race! What caused them? New socks? Or just one of those shitty things that happens on race day?

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    1. I changed socks after leg 4 to help my heel blisters and ended up with worse on the balls of my feet so maybe that wasn't smart. I have some reading to do. Maybe taping problem spots in advance is the way to go.

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  2. Lori also had blisters on her heels when she never had before. I've heard that the LSU course is infamous for blisters because of the fine dirt/dust. Did you wear gaitors? I had heard that gaitors were a good idea to help keep the dust out of your shoes. Sorry for the DNF, extra frustrating when it's not a fitness thing I'm sure!!

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    1. I did have gaitors, I might use tape as well next time. If there's a next time on this course. There might be. It was awesome seeing you out there, congrats on your race! Rockstar :)

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