So, Did I Hit My Jackpot?
That was something a whole lot different; there were ups and downs and parts I can't remember. It was hot, it was sunny, then it was dark (except for the Luxor beam in the distance). It was painful, it was amazing. At no point was it easy. I was surrounded by the most awesome runners you could ever hope to meet. Again and again I felt the pure simple joy of continually moving forward, of getting shit done.
Keep moving for 12 hours - yes.
Don't worry about pace - no Garmin for me.
Contain the Bitchmonster - check! Pretty sure hydration and fueling helped 100%.
At one point I mentioned 40 miles - also done. 17 laps plus 0.5 miles.
Achilles issues - none. Breathe.
I am so happy with how this race went I am actually considering another one.
Race report soon!
wow, 12hr race?!?! You are awesome. Congratulations on your amazing accomplishmentReplyDelete
Thank you Chantal! It was a new experience that's for sure :)Delete
Congrats you silly woman! Still amazed that you and Kev did this. I don't think I would like ever do a 12-hour race. Impressed!! Can't wait to read the nitty gritty! Recover well! How's the tan?ReplyDelete
Tan? I'm Scottish ;) I was surprised at how much I enjoyed parts of this, I bet you'd love it!Delete
Hurrah! loved the pics all the way through. This kind of race seems easier than a point to point ultra...or somehow mentally easier - since you wouldn't be "alone" - because of the loops. Given I would have to go do something like this by myself, it might be something that would be achievable or doable. Congrats!!ReplyDelete
Thanks! :) Tweeting kept me sane and focused on something other than the blisters and the heat. Of course I dropped the phone, tipped water over it and coated it in Tailwind in the process. 12 hrs is definitely interesting around the same course over and over, pick a good one!Delete
Extraordinary race to even attempt, let alone finish, bravo.ReplyDelete
Thank you Peter, you made my day :)Delete