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Figured it's time to start off the thread for 2017
I ran the Donna 110 ultra marathon in Jacksonville Beach this weekend. 2 day race with 83.8 miles on Saturday followed by 26.2 Sunday morning. I finished day 1 in 14:48, over 2 hours behind the leader but over 2 hours ahead of 3rd. I wish it would have been 110 straight. My entire body locked up Saturday night and my marathon Sunday was just a battle of will. Most painful thing I can remember doing, 6:07 of pure torture. Thought about quitting numerous times, but didn't want to waste the 84 miles I had already logged. Final time was roughly 20:55 which is about an 11:25 min/mi. The guy that won is a machine, and possibly the nicest guy I've ever met. He did the first day in 12:13 (8:44 min/mi which was a bad day for him) then followed it up with a freakin 3:01 marathon.
2017 Gate River Run 15k Field had 6 olympians. 5000m silver medalist Paul Chelimo only outkicked me by 12 minutes. I went 58:15, which I think is a PR, and finished 100 something-th. If you're in the southeast, this race is one of the most fun I've done.
Didn't break 3. Pulled the plug on that at mile 19. Needed to hold 7 min/mi to get under 3:02. Went 3:01:48 which will hopefully get me an invite because I'm done racing marathons, to much pain. Now off to ST to rub in there face that a 230lb man can BQ. Those fuckers told me 2 years ago I was crazy and there was no way. Also, for everyone else's sake, I have to wear a shirt. I'm a fluffy 230
Ever have a race where you're just happy you didn't die? Olympic today on the surface of the sun. Heat index at 9am of 103F (that's around a million C I think) and ZERO clouds or shade. My 920 refused to turn on this morning to make things more fun. How does one run without a watch? Sitting in the garage cleaning my bike (read: drinking beer), so my wife my have an actual photo of me dying on the run. On a less funny note, someone had to be airlifted out of the race due to a moron driver. At least 2 accidents and several went to the hospital from the heat. Be careful out there.
There's some fast people in NE Florida. 6th OA and 3rd in AG