Sunday, July 20, 2008
Vermont 100 mile endurance run -July 18-19, 2008
Just got back from Vermont 100 mile endurance run weekend --operating on 3 hours sleep for the entire weekend so will put together a race report and weekend report tommorrow!
Despite the heat, humidity, rain storms, hills and mud, I made it to the finish line in 25:50, when over 80 runners dropped out!, thanks to 2 people -Frank and Rob.
Frank stuck with me until mile 47 and Rob paced me or the last 30 miles.
Miles 80-90 were probably the toughest of my life --I so wanted to quit. And many did DNF --Frank DNFed due to raw chafing and heat, Sarah for severe blisters, Susan for quad pulls/blisters, Hugo for exhaustion --but I am proud of my friends for starting and they will finish the next one when I might DNF. Grant, Phil, Scott,mark, Zeke, Nick and Meredith's buddy Ethel all finished...it was not an easy day or easy conditions!! And my carpool friend Wayne finished despite sleeping on the side of the road at an aid station for 2 hours!! Boy, is he beat up --the medical people had to carry him to the car (mostly related to heat depletion). Here are some photos