Monday, June 25, 2012

Final Update - Life is Good

I didn't get 100 miles in 4 days and I didn't even come close but life is good.

I unknowingly trashed myself on that Friday afternoon run, not my legs, but the rest of my body.  I guess I was a lot more dehydrated and closer to heat exhaustion than I realized.  My alarm went off on Saturday morning and I rolled out of bed and went to go urinate but there was very little and it was really dark.... hmmm, not good.  I had a big glass of water and laid back down for a few and then got up and headed out to the North Shore Trail.  I still hadn't urinated again but figured hydrating on the 45 min drive out there would be more than enough to set me straight.

Long story short, 20 miles on a fantastic trail but not one single piss stop.  My legs felt fine and I was cruising along pretty effortless and was thinking that a double crossing, with the new trail that has been cut, would give me a solid 40 miles and put me back within striking distance for the 100 miles.  However, things really went downhill as I covered the last 2 miles heading back to my car.  It finally dawned on me that I hadn't really urinated properly since before my run the day before and I could tell that pushing through another 20 miles in near 100 degree heat would not be a wise decision.  By the time I finally made it to my car, I walked most of the last mile, I had trouble opening my car door and just wanted to lay down.  I got in my car and headed for home but had to stop a couple of times to let my head clear and just pull it together, it was actually pretty scary.

The good - I got in 50 solid miles in 3 days (I know, I know, chump change), I have a new found respect for the Texas heat, I enjoyed a lot of great beer.  The bad - I ran that whole 50 miles in shoes! (MT110)  Outside of racing, that is the longest I have gone without running barefoot in nearly 2 years.  I rectified that this morning with a 6 mile BF run and life is good.


  1. Good mileage compared to what I have been doing And life is good!

    1. My mileage has been pretty lackluster so far this summer, considering that I have been pretty much fully healthy. I just hope you don't embarrass me too much at ES.