Saturday, November 17, 2007

2007 Dizzy Fifties 50km

At 3 o'clock on Friday, Novemeber 16, I decided that it would be a good idea to run an ultra marathon less than 18 hours later. Despite 3 months of plans, I tossed it all away in two minutes when tempted with the opportunity to run 31.07 miles in a foot race.

I will spare you the grueling details... but I will share a picture of what pure joy looks like in finishing something that tests the limits of the body and the mind beyond imagination.

In the end, I shattered my 50km PR by 37 minutes and finished in 4:42:36 (9:06 minute miles), coming in (preliminary) 10th overall of 108 runners.

Thanks to Jeff Kyser and all of his volunteers for a great race, and to Laura and Sirius Beagle for being there at every turn working as my crew.