Pine Mountain Ga. Oct 15th The flight up was uneventful. I felt my strategy of taking “less than a newbie” was a good one, so all I brought fit into a carry on. Same for Suzanne, although only staying for two nights, she put enough thought into what she really needed and packed accordingly. Rental … Continue reading North Face Endurance Challenge 50 mile race.
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7 mi. A mile of warmup and 6 bridge laps make for tired legs second time this week. I was alone except for the local walkers and a few runners I didn't know that arrived as I was leaving. I know these small hills are mild and paved compared to my race in a week … Continue reading Even more climbing
32mi. The Garmin reads 31.6 mi., my error in stopping it for a water break and not starting it as soon as I started running again. Walter made the early start with me at 3:20am and he stayed with me for the initial 16 miles. We did not go fast, we averaged maybe 10 min … Continue reading The dress rehearsal
approx 7-8 mi. I drove to Dyer park and Suzanne rode the mountain bike around the outskirts of the park as I looked to test out the Nathan Endurance hydro pack and Saucony Pro Grid Peregine run shoes. Good results on both products. We parked at the mini remote control airstrip, ran the western edge … Continue reading Sunday trail run
30mi This was an exercise in how well I could do while only taking in water along the way. I did not eat any bars or gels. I brought a race belt Suzanne lent me for the first 16 miles, then I relied on the water I would find on the beach and at the … Continue reading Some more ultra exposure
8mi. Is it really posible that there be NO breeze at all so close to the sea? I was the first person at the bridge, thankfully I only had to run one lap alone before Kyle Smith joined me for 2-6. He pressed hard on the back side of laps 5 & 6. My legs … Continue reading Still