Saturday, April 26, 2008
Sybil Ludington 50K -April 26, 2008
well, after getting Frank and I lost on rte 202 and Stoneleigh ave, we finally got to the start at 7:50...
except for the wnd, the weather was perfect for this roller-coaster 50K --either i was especially fatigued, or the hills have grown since last year --this is the toughest course around. The hills just keep coming and coming...aside from a few trafficy areas, the scenery was beautiful -the highlight was ad station mile 16 where we saw Anthony, Meredith and Eddie --then mile 19 where we saw Cathy Groneman.
Frank and walked all the hills and ran with Grant, who pulled away to run 4:54! At mile 21 I had 2 chocolate chip cookies and tylenol...then we mustered enough energy to keep going over the hilly 10 miles to the finish, where we saw Tom and Tony. Nick, Rob, and Joe then finished -cake and beer after.. Frank came in second in the 40s and since Ellen, Ruth and I were the only women, I came in second with my slowest Sybil time --no more running road 50ks like this tired!!! It was a fun time with all the socializing after and the fun awards ceremony!
and we didn't get lost going home.