Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rockledge Rumble 50k - Total Wreckage

This past weekend was the Rockledge Rumble 50k and by far my worst race experience to date.  There really isn't a lot to say.  I kicked the crap out of a rock around mile 6 and spectacularly laid out on the trail. I could never really get back into things after that an my left calf kept cramping up, which was incredibly frustrating.  I was thinking that 5:30 would be a solid time and that 6:00 would be my fall back time (the course record is around 4:30 - I think).

I finally had enough around 20 miles, laid down on a bench, watched clouds race by and enjoyed the roar of 50 mph winds.  I laid there for about 20 minutes contemplating dropping before finally deciding to finish what I started.


  1. Sucks man. Did the vets dogtag come from the beer? That is really cool.

    1. No, that is what they gave out to finishers of the 50k. It says "Rockledge Rumble 50k" on the other side. You should seriously consider coming up for this one next year.