So, it is now over a week ago that I ran the Bear Chase 50 miler. Yes, you heard that right – I did it. I finished my very 50 mile race in 10 hours and about 36 minutes. I am so happy about it and still cannot believe it actually. The time is slower than expected, but after injuring myself 3.5 weeks before I really don’t care. I showed up and ran the best I could and that is all that matters to me.
The weather forecast for the race was great. It actually cooled down from mid-80s to mid-60s for the day of the race. However, the early morning temperatures were in the upper 30s and I was not ready for such cold temperatures really and so I wore gloves and a hat for the first hour of the race and I was glad I did. After that I slowly got rid of layers of clothing until ending up running in shorts and T-Shirt for the rest of the day. [Read more…]