INDY TRAIL 100 (BRIEF-POST RACE)



JUST A BRIEF BLOG ABOUT MY FIRST 100 MILE RACE! INDIANA TRAIL 100- APRIL 20TH, 6AM CONDITIONS WERE NOT WHAT I WAS HOPING FOR TO HAVE A SHOT AT THE AMERICAN RECORD, HOWEVER ...EVEN AFTER THE FIRST FEW LAPS, I WAS STILL TRYING TO STAY HOPEFUL. I COULD TELL I EXPENDED MORE ENERGY THAN EVER IN THE FIRST 30 MILES, BECAUSE I ATE TWICE AS MUCH AS I NORMALLY DO AND WAS STILL HUNGRY! IN THE PICTURE TO THE LEFT, ERIN HAMMOND AND I STAND IN FRONT OF THE OVER FLOWING LAKE, THAT WE WOULD EVENTUALLY CROSS THROUGH WHEN RACING. NO BIGGY...COMPARED TO OTHER PARTS OF THE COURSE! THE PICTURE BELOW, WAS PART OF THE FIRST LAP...WHICH THEY WOULD LATER REROUTE US FROM (DUE TO THE NEXT PORTION WHICH WAS UP WAIST HIGH (I'M ONLY 5'2" THOUGH)


MY TIME FOR THE EVENT WAS DISAPPOINTING. 17:35:17. FAR FROM THE AMERICAN RECORD I WAS GOING FOR AND THAT I AM CONFIDENT (GIVEN ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY) I COULD ACCOMPLISH. I FINISHED 45 MINUTES AHEAD OF THE NEXT ATHLETE ( A MALE...MARK OTT) FOR THE OVERALL WIN. ALTHOUGH THE COURSE WAS CHALLENGING...IT WAS FUN!!! WE STARTED WITH SIDEWAYS SNOW IN OUR FACE, AND HOPE IN OUR HEARTS~ ....MORE TO COME LATER- HUGE HUGE HUGE THANK YOU TO MY FAMILY AND WONDERFUL HUBBY FOR YOUR AWESOME CREW WORK, ICESPIKE, PEARL IZUMI, THE SIMPLY BAR, ULTIMATE DIRECTION, AND GU ENERGY FOR YOUR SPONSORSHIP...ALL MAKE THIS ENDEAVOR POSSIBLE! BELOW YOU WILL FIND VIDEOS OF THIS INTRIGUING EVENT!!!





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