In the lead-up to the race I was dealing with an ominous sense of foreboding. This seemed like one of the dumbest decisions in my running. But ultra marathoners don't have a good track record of dealing intelligently with FOMO (fear-of-missing-out).
I don't actually have a ton to write about how the race went for me except to say that thankfully I seem to have come out of the other side no more worse for the wear. Thank goodness. I ran conservative. It got hot. I got tired. I decided to call it a day at 50 miles (a insidious option at this race). Quicksilver didn't score one team in any distance. But it was another great day to be alive and be able to put one foot in front of the other. Share the pain with the other weirdos out there and hang out afterwards with the friends and awesome community of bay area ultra-runners. I ran 8 hours and 5 minutes. Considering I have run trail 50 milers way faster than this - it gives an idea of what kind of day it was. Am I disappointed? No way! These last couple of weeks I feel like my legs, body, and soul have finally bounced back from the 100 miler. Seems like it takes me about a month to rebound from the hole I put myself into during one of those big efforts.
Pinnacles Hiking Trip w/ the Fam
Here are some pics from our trip we just took to Pinnacles National Park:
|Getting a preview of the awesome hills we are about to tackle.|
|Quite the variety of foliage.|
|Blake says: This new Pinnacles is CRAZY!|
|The kids are practically pros at posing for mommy now.|
|Views of the rocks from the North Wilderness Trail.|
|Sweet Valley descent at the west end of the North Wilderness Trail.|
I got some footage of Seth bombing a rocky downhill. I wanted to compare it with his run from three years ago at Memorial Park. He is really impressive for a little guy. 5 years old now. Now he is going so fast though that it is hard to get footage that isn't too bouncy. See if you can watch it without throwing up!