Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I found this photo of me in the midst of my suffering at the Green lakes 100K. That is a grimace, not a smile. Mercifully, they didn't post any finisher results after 12 hours by some glitch in the system. Unless a person happens to read my blog, they'll never know how slow I ran!
I walked a few miles on both Monday and Tuesday and ran 3 miles this morning. I'm none the worse for wear from pushing through a bad day at Green Lakes. I do think of it as good training for the Oil Creek 100 . Pushing through that last 50K at Green Lakes sure felt like the last 50K of a 100 miler! Good old pain and suffering, you've gotta love it!
With that tough day behind me, it's time to move forward and look ahead to Oil Creek, my last ultra of the season. It's been an interesting year with a DNF at MMT, followed with trying to run injured, then some time off, then a miraculous sub 24 at Vermont, a wonderful time in the mountains at MMD, and then total fatigue and sluggishness leading up to and persisting through Green Lakes. With 4 weeks to recover, I think I can have a good run at Oil Creek. Then Winter will definitely be a time for me to rest and rebuild.