Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunset Lake 6/12/24 Hour WT

7:30 PM Start time.  That is kind of crazy, who would sign up for that?  Well 24 people had some reason to get them out at night on Black Friday.

The 24 hour run starts at 7:30PM On Black Friday, with the 6 & 12 hour runs starting at 7:30 AM the next day.  I don't know why I keep signing up for the 24 hour run.  Have I mentioned hating pavement? round and round a 1.015 mile loop changing directions every 3 hours.  Why?  I don't know and I don't plan on examining it that closely either.  Who knows, next year may find me at the 24 hour run yet again.

This was one of the many lovely views all night long.

My minimum goal was 50 miles.  My first 50 miles was on this very course.  My first 100K was on this very course.  Then the next three years I was either goofing or injured.  This year focus was needed, focus has been a problem for awhile now.

Another of the many lovely views
Around mile 20 my stomach got upset.  I took a break and slept for a few hours.  After 8 more miles I was dry heaving behind trees.  So I went and slept for 4 more hours.  This is not the way to get big miles!  After this second nap things started going better.  I was able to keep a bit down.  I was able to keep moving, mostly walking but moving.

Sunshine and blue skies

For about an hour, with math not working, I thought maybe 100K... when math started making sense again it was no way.  I could have gone on for another few hours after getting 50 miles, but I achieved my minimum goal overcoming challenges to do so. I'm happy with that. 

Kristen come out to give hugs!  Oh she gives good hugs!  

Heidi Strock completed her first 50K! woohoo!  

Its ugly but it is done!

Shoes - Hoka Bondi 4
Socks - Drymax
Ultimate Direction hydration pack with no bladder, using it as a vest with a bottle in the front

Tim Ferris
Tim Ferris Tribe of Mentors
Dr Jordan B Peterson - my current fan girl crush, I'm in love with his brain!
Trail Runner Nation Podcast
Ultra Runner Podcast
Dave Ramsey Show
Dr Laura Show Podcast
October General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Rabbi Daniel Lapin Podcast
Know Fear - Tony Blauer
Cleared Hot - Andy Stumpf
Training for Ultra Podcast
Art of Charm
Barbell Shrugged
Blunt Force Truth
The Way I heard It - Mike Rowe

See this is what happens when you have to stay awake for 24 hours.... and I didn't... LOL

Guess I'm just a bit of a podcast junkie!  LOL