Went to the
About 15-20 runners attended this very low key event. A bring-a-snack table was set up along with a do-it-yourself time sheet where the 2 loops on the course meet. Dave Corfman, co-RD for the 50K Stone Steps race scheduled October 19, introduced us to speedsters Tom Possert & co-RD Andy Jones, lined us up for a picture, gave us a few tips & then off we trotted.
At first I was still having some low level pain in my right ankle from a sprain 2 weeks ago, but the endorphins soon kicked in & I didn’t notice it again till the end of the run. The 1st 5 mile loop went OK as I stayed at the very back of the pack. for 5 miles was slow, but I was already dripping with sweat & drinking heavily. The sun rose higher & then I started having trouble keeping hydrated. As I was running slower & slower, it took longer to complete each loop & my bottle would run out sooner each time. After about half the 50K, the heat had already sapped my strength & it also felt like I just couldn’t get enough air. And to think I could run in the summer for once . . . . I guess the unusually cool weather this year made me forgetful.
Since my registration has already been sent in for the next 2 races, I still plan to attempt them, but they’re going to be much more of a challenge to finish than I originally thought. My next race: Another Dam 50K in
My previous plan to run in DINO's