This one is longer - about 12 minutes - because it's the post-race wrap-up!Read More
The last on-course video with a little over 8 miles left, where I take inventory of weaknesses and what I have left. We've just finished running along the outskirts of Moab and out along a city trail.Read More
The finish seems so close from here. Right around the corner.Read More
The previous section was spooky. I and, as it turns out, many other runners were certain we were running in circles in the night. I’m experienced enough to know that it wasn’t likely and that the thought was a suspicious one, but at the same time, I was so certain.Read More
I’ve been dreading the section ahead.
It’s the highest (we get above 10,000 ft), and although we finally get a break from the incessant dirt roads to run what should be dreamy single track trail among the golden-leaved aspens, it’s supposed to be the toughest section on the course.Read More
This might have been the coldest night on the course.
I remember feeling perkier than it seems here.Read More
Morning #2. Yay!
I slept at The Island aid station (69.7 mi) and I'm now past the Bridger Jack (84.2 mi) aid station. Thank goodness for trees!
This is where I answer the burning question - what hurts the worst?Read More
This is about a tenth of a mile after the 55-mile aid station. Forgive the headlamp. And the flashing green light is my SPOT tracker.
I took care of lots of tasks at the aid station but it was insanely busy, packed with runners in chairs, crew vehicles parked along the road, lights, noise - and after hours and miles in the quiet, that’s always a shock.Read More
The sun and wind have been working on us all day and are still at it. It’s been hot, but tolerable with the wind, although I could do without some of the relentless red dust. I'm a little baked, a little tired and rambling because there are so many things to tell you I can't remember them all!Read More
I'm only a few miles in and bowled over by the scenery. This is gonna be amazing!
At the same time, I’m totally annoyed with my pack - it’s heavy and I forgot to fine-tune the adjustments, so we're not “one” yet. And the Velcro strap I was counting on to hold the top of my SPOT tracker in place, wouldn’t. Really? Even Velcro failed on me?!? Nothing annoys me more than uncooperative gear.Read More