Sunday, April 29, 2007

Just got back from VA. I will right the report in the next few days, this is just a brief update. I ended up stopping after 17 hours and 60 miles. Not so much because I was hurting, but I just didn't feel like running anymore. I made a lot of mistakes and learned a TON about what it will take to finish a 100 miler, and how mental it will be. It was a great race, I met some awesome people and had a great time. I felt pretty good today, very little soreness or pain. The only problem I have is a huge bruise that has developed on the ball of my right foot, which makes it crazy painful to walk, I'm icing it right now. I spent most of today in D.C. lounging in the grass by the reflecting pool in between the Washington monument and Lincoln memorial. It was a really nice day.

"Until you push yourself right to the edge, you haven't really pushed yourself. I have absolutely nothing left right now. That's really what I came here for."
-Brian Robinson, after dropping 80+ miles into the Barkley

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Sensationally Red said...

I think you are absolutely amazing. I like your honesty and I can see how after 60 miles, you just didn't feel like running anymore. Shit...I wouldn't either...after 20!

Kim said...

Cool. It will be interesting to hear what you have learned out there on the trails.
Keep icing that foot and stay off of it.

Addy said...

Good job on getting in the 60 miles. It may not have been exactly what you set out to do, but all the things you learned will be hugely beneficial for your 100 miler. Hope that bruise is feeling better!