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

8 comments:

PamJoyHarrison said...

CONGRATULATIONS Emmy. A job amazingly well done given the conditions. Enjoy a cocktail or two tonight to celebrate.

Scott said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! It was great actually meeting you. Incredible run! What a tough race. Very humbling. You cruised through and nailed it! Congrats! Now get some well deserved rest...

Just_because_today said...

You are a tough lady in more ways than one :)
Congratulations. Great job!

Bob Gentile said...

Congrats Emmy on a tough day ...You did so awesome, way to grind it out!! Love the pics!

Recover well !!

AnthonyP said...

:)
Great job Emmy. I can't wait to read all about your car ride to and from Vermont !

Meredith said...

Congrats Emmy!!!!!!! I am so happy for you for sticking it out on a hard day in Vermont.

CTmarathoner said...

thanks everyone --I was just grateful to finish!!

rundangerously said...

awesome race emmy!