Monday, April 6, 2009
Umstead 100 mile endurance run --April 4-5, 09
Bob, Tammy, me and Grant before the start
Hugo and me in front of the Raleigh art museum --our Friday diversion
Tammy, me and Gilligan (her BIG dog) at registration
Dinner the night before with Tammy, tristan, roger, admas, grant and hugo --I had 2 pieces of b-day cake!!
Bob and Tammy
wayne, bob, tammy, me and anthony at start --5:30 a.m.--trying to calm the nerves.
my pacer, karen, and me at finish --she was awesome and paced me from 87-100
Grant and me at finish --Grant finished in 22:08!!!
hugo, wayne, and dave after the finish
Joe, the father of triple 3 year old boys --he trains by chasing them around:)
Dave jame's 'champion' belt buckle!!
Bob and Derek toast to their 28 hour finishes --and Bob fought horrible blister pain.
I will get around to writing a race report but want to say that, by almost all counts, the Umstead 100 was a big success. The one bummer was that Frank was not able to run due to pneumonia...he couldn't even fly down for the weekend with his famiy because of a fever and flu that went along with it. I know he was with us in spirit.
In summary, I ended up with a faster first 50 miles (10:15)and faster last 50 miles (12:03) than I thought I would run and ended up finishing in 22:18 -9th woman overall...and first 50s (unlike VT 100:)) --so many friends ran, and this was made the journey worthwhile. Congrats to Dave James (the overall winner!!! in 15:08), wayne, tammy, admas, hugo (50 miler), roger, anthony, bob G., Derek, grant, Joe (ultradad from kickrunners), and so many other friends!!!
Here are some photos, in the meantime: