General Discussion Race Reports! » UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply
Show Per page
 
 
of 3
 
 

UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN - Run


View Member's Race Log
raleigh, NC
United States
79F / 26C
Sunny
Total Time = 27h 23m 4s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Run
  • 27h 23m 4s
  • 100 miles
  • 16m 26s  min/mile
Comments:

THIS IS A COMBINED RACE REPORT FOR BOTH FIT AND ME.
here are 2 video links
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM8NZt_66hA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DpksF1CjyY
and there are more pics in my album.
What would you do differently?:

We did everything right for this race. Our pace was what we planned, nutrition was pretty decent, hydration was good, our downfall was our feet. had the feet held up, we would have gone under 24 hours with no problems. Next time, we will.
Post race
Event comments:

The race started in the dark at 6am with the temps in the high 40's. Cubefarmgopher, sue7013, runnergirl and rrizzo awoke with us in the morning and then drove out to the race to see us off. The gun went off, they shot off fireworks and everyone started...walking.

The course was a 12.5 mile loop with two main aid stations, one at the start and one 6.75 miles in. There were additional aid stations on the course providing water.

We started with the plan to run the flatter portions of the race and walk the significant uphills. Hopefully this would turn out to be pretty close to the previously planned 8:2 run:walk strategy and would keep us around 2:45 -3:00 per loop.

The first 50 miles came and went with no problems. The temperature had reached 79 and it was warmer than we expected but other than that, the run was going well. We weren't expecting anyone to come out until 6 o'clock, when the pacers were allowed to start running with runners. But, in true BT fashion, we had awesome friends who started showing up much earlier than expected. On loop three, Spot was working Aid Station Two and had an awesome sign that he and his child had made. Then, as we started up the big hills on the third lap, a fast runner passed us, turned around and said “You must be the BT girls!” It was BeCivil, who ran with us for several miles and provided great company. CubeFarmGopher and Sue were there cheering much earlier than we expected. And, to top it off, on the fourth lap, we got to see our pal Jenneunc and her friend walking towards us, as well as HookedonTri and his son Alex at the end of the big hills section. It was a great surprise to see so many awesome BTers out on the course….what an awesome group of friends!! :)

Just as we are finishing the first 50 miles we are running down the railroad tie staircase and back up to the aid station I see a guy with a Michigan shirt on. I yell "hey, i'm from michigan, too." he responds with "yeah, I know, I'm here to cheer you on." It was kapinto, who I had met in chat just a few days before. It was very cool to think that someone i had JUST met drove out to see us run. Very cool, Keith, thank you for coming, it was quite a lift to see you there.


As we reached the aid station we were met by an unbelievable group of BT jockstrappers. We were blown away. I swear you could hear the cheers in the next county. ifocus was another BTer that I had just met who came out to support us. I am floored that these people drove out to watch two crazy girls tackle such an asinine goal. Thank you Dana! Along with Dana was the previously mentioned sue, cfg, rrizzo, runnergirl, as well as db8, fastcat74, bostic, kapinto, mtnchick13 and her man, 1 foot the other was working the aid station, (hopefully i'm not forgetting anyone). we felt like rock stars and I think of few of the bystanders thought that we might be just that with all the support that we had.

We set off for the 5th loop with rrizzo, runnergirl, db8, fastcat74 and Paige. A few miles in at mile 53, I fell apart. The heat had taken a toll on me and I had hit bottom. I was dehydrated and had no glucose and was failing fast. I was done, and told shannon so. I figured I had just run a PR 50 miles and that was good. I had run 3 miles farther than I'd ever gone and I couldn't imagine being out there for FOURTY SEVEN MORE MILES! I told Shannon I was done. She told me I was ok, to relax and to keep cool by pouring water on my head, and try to eat every thing I could. So I did. As long as I ate every 20 minutes I felt pretty good. Later that loop at the second aid station bridget (fastcat74) filled a ziplock bag with food and kept feeding me on the back half of the loop. Without that food, I'd still be out there. thanks bridget, and everyone else on that loop for keeping my mind busy. This was my lowest point in the race and the jockstrappers that were there helped me through, thanks so much girls, I love ya!

The next loop was started in the dark and we headed to the car to change clothes and pick up our new pacers. The crew consisted of cubefarmgopher, sue, and mtnchick 13, who took over the feedbag duties. Before the race I was worried about running in the dark. I thought that it would be depressing that we were out there for so long, that it would be a real low point, but I was wrong. I welcomed the dark and the somewhat cooler temperatures that came along with it. The best part about the dark was you could pee anywhere! like right there on the side of the road! It was AWESOME. However, it was very disturbing to see pollen falling like snow in your headlamp beam! Maryann made sure I was fed by hooking me up with some pb&j covered foods! Sue told us disgusting stories and cubefarm was our pack mule and entertainment, gotta love him:)

The seventh loop was paced by bostic, and bobby lamonte. This was the beginning of the end, our feet were like raw hamburger and our pace had slowed considerably. Six miles into the lap at the second aid station the guys sat us down and helped tend to our blisters. They also massaged sore muscles and grabbed food while we were getting first aid. After the aid station I couldn't put any weight directly on my right foot, I had to hobble/hop/jog, and the guys were very supportive and encouraging.

This was a tough lap for me mentally because I saw that shannon was struggling to stay awake and was just tired of being out there on the course. I heard her tell bostic that there was NO WAY she was going to spend 8 more hours out there. So I tried to do what I could to keep us moving at a decent pace. At mile 82 my blister spread and I fell to the ground in agony, laid flat on my back, and hopped right back up. (otherwise known as the trixie breakdance.) I knew if I stayed down I would be done. Shannon thought my version of a break dance was hysterical so in some twisted way, my pain made her smile:) Which made me happy. Following my dance episode it was very difficult to walk at all. I had to curl my toes in order to keep the bottom of my foot from touching the shoe. This was very painful but bostic kept talking to me, asking questions and keeping my mind off the pain. I could not have asked for anything more, he knew exactly what to do to keep me moving forward.

Up ahead a few yards shannon was experiencing some blister pain as well but most of all serious fatigue. It seems that teaching on your feet for 16 hours the previous 2 days IN STILETTOS makes one tired. hmmmmm, who woulda thunk?:) what she needed was someone to quietly walk beside her and make sure she kept moving forward. Again, our pacers were better than we ever imagined.

At the end of the seventh loop leading into the last, shannon's fatigue was more than she could handle so we decided to take a 10 minute nap in the first aid cabin. we were not able to sleep but it gave us a chance to rest our eyes, which did help a bit. We returned to the car where all the jockstrappers were and the triage started. Shannon hopped in the front seat and proclaimed that she was "never allowed to make any fucking decisions ever again" I laid in the back of the car and while sue wrapped my blisters, edde and devin rubbed my knotted leg muscles. Damn it felt good. I love me some rubbing:)

We grabbed our new pacers for the last loop, tri'n NC, devin and ellasdad (AOP members) and set off on our last lap. Because my feet were raw we knew that running was out of the question. So we set off walking 16 minute miles, and felt pretty good. That quickly ended as the pain was increasing in our feet and Shannon was beginning to fall asleep while walking. Somewhere around mile 92 we stopped at a picnic table and laid down for another ten minutes. Again, we were able to rest our eyes but did not fall asleep. We arose and slowly headed toward the last aid station. While at the aid station Shannon told me that she was done and wanted someone to bring a truck around for her so she could ride back to the finish. WTF?? 95 miles into a 100 mile race and you're DONE?? I think not, so we opted to try the whole sleep thing again on the cot in the first aid tent, but were still not able to fall asleep. After a few minutes we decided that the best course of action would be to keep moving forward.

After we left the aid station at mile 95, ryan called the gang to inform them about our ETA. Which was 2 hours because at this point we were moving at the breakneck speed of 30 min/mile, and yes you CAN walk that slow! it was probably the most boring time these guys had ever spent in their lives, but they kept us going, and made it possible for us to finish the race. Thanks a million guys, you were awesome.

About 1.5 miles from the finish saw a big ol group of BT love coming down the hill at us. What an overwhelming feeling. Not only because our friends had come back out to see us finish this race but because we were nearly finished, just a mile and a half through a rocky road up to the finish line. As we climbed the railroad ties to the finish line we were again met by all of our friends cheering and hugging us at the finish.

27 hours 23 minutes and 4 seconds later, we were done.

This was the most incredible experience of my life.
As an athletic endeavor, we pushed ourselves farther than many people ever dream possible and we came out winners. It doesn't matter our time or our place in the standings... we conquered this race, and we did it together, not just Shannon and me, but everyone that was there in body and spirit. You helped make this dream a reality.

It was a very emotional experience as well. We felt so many different emotions during this run, from the excitement of the start, the hatred of the hills, the kindness and concern from our pacers to the love for each other, it would not be possible to complete this type of event without walking away a better person.

Last but most definitely not least, we want to be sure and thank all the pacers and jockstrappers. It was overwhelming the amount of support that we received leading up to and at the race itself. For so many people to fly in and drive down to watch us run a race still amazes me. We are very thankful for each one of you and will never forget you. Our pace groups were truly motivational and ABSOLUTELY critical to us being able to complete the race. Most people fail their first attempt at 100 miles....and we know that the only reason we finished was because of our pacers. Thank you so much.

Who wants to do it again??:) WHOOP WHOOOOP!!!







Profile Album


Last updated: 2007-03-07 12:00 AM
Running
27:23:04 | 100 miles | 16m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
lap 1 2:29:52 lap 2 2:37:58 5:07:50 lap 3 2:50:59 7:58:49 lap 4 2:55:45 10:54:34 lap 5 3:02:05 13:56:39 lap 6 3:22:46 17:19:25 changing clothes stop lap 7 4:20:14 21:39:39 lap 8 5:43:25 27:23:04 includes 3 'sleep' breaks and major first aid stop.
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

{postbutton}
2007-04-06 11:48 AM
in reply to: #751167

User image

Elite
3201
20001000100100
South Florida
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
What a great RR!  You two are amazing.  I don't like doing my 1 mile neighborhood loop twice or I get bored - I don't know how you guys did it!  And I love that youo say "next time:


2007-04-06 11:50 AM
in reply to: #751167

User image

Master
2288
2000100100252525
Katy, TX (West of Houston)
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN

That is amazing!!!!

Kinda makes my stuff seem short.......

What a great accomplishment!!!!!!

2007-04-06 11:59 AM
in reply to: #751448

User image

Champion
5615
5000500100
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN

I love you guys so much!!! 

You two showed me the strength of the human spirit and its ability to push past the limits of the body and mind.  I am forever grateful for allowing me to be a part of your experience.

Just give me a location and date, and I am absolutely coming for your next one.  

Whoop Whoop!!! 



Edited by CubeFarmGopher 2007-04-06 12:25 PM
2007-04-06 12:02 PM
in reply to: #751167

User image

Champion
7704
50002000500100100
Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN

You guys  rock I was happy to be a part of it.  I have to admit I was pretty worried about you guys going into the last loop but you perserved.....Quotes of the day

"Shannon never gets to make another f-ing decision" (AKA resolution 87.5)
"Dude, she's an orthopedic surgeon"
"You will NOT be brought down by skin"
"My feet are like raw hamburger"
Purple you know what
Ok thats all I can think of congratulations...I am off to corner the market on duoderm

2007-04-06 12:12 PM
in reply to: #751167

User image

Pro
3705
20001000500100100
Vestavia Hills
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN

WOW ... inspiring race report!

Congratulations on bagging a biiiiig elephant.

Wow.

2007-04-06 12:19 PM
in reply to: #751167

User image

Elite
2661
20005001002525
DC Metro, slowly working my way to NC
Bronze member
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
You guys ARE rock stars!  Awesome, awesome job - so proud of you guys!!!!!!!!


2007-04-06 12:30 PM
in reply to: #751588

User image

Got Wahoo?
5423
5000100100100100
San Antonio
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
brian - 2007-04-06 11:12 AM

WOW ... inspiring race report!

Congratulations on bagging a biiiiig elephant.

Wow.

That's pretty damn amazing.

2007-04-06 12:31 PM
in reply to: #751167

User image

Extreme Veteran
401
100100100100
Plant City, Florida
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
Way to go guys you Rock!!!  what else can be said than AWESOME!!!!
2007-04-06 1:50 PM
in reply to: #751167

User image

Expert
1152
10001002525
wrightsville beach, North Carolina
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
stunning, absolutely stunning feat of endurance. congrats!!
2007-04-06 2:19 PM
in reply to: #751167

User image

Master
1945
100050010010010010025
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
Race report..and experience...incredible. And I cannot believe you are talking about "the next time"...!!!! Congratulations.
2007-04-06 2:27 PM
in reply to: #751167

User image

Master
1265
10001001002525
CT
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
un—friggin—believable!!

congrats on an amazing accomplishment!


2007-04-06 2:36 PM
in reply to: #751167

User image

Veteran
195
100252525
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN

You two really did something out there. 

I like to read about your accomplishments and your friendship.  I feel like BT has been such a saving grace for me so many times, just with inspires.  I think the people who make up BT, you and Fit of course included, are a privilege to know and be around. 

Really great report.  

Way to keep on keepin' on.   

2007-04-06 3:00 PM
in reply to: #751167

User image

Champion
5345
500010010010025
Carlsbad, California
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
Way to go Trixie and Fit

Surely the moments where you felt like quitting will fade and the great memories of a very cool 100 mile endurance run will remain.

What an outstanding accomplishment for both of you. Best of all, you guys got out there an did it together

Very nicely done :Insert Happy Dance Emoticon Here:
2007-04-06 3:56 PM
in reply to: #751167

User image

Expert
941
50010010010010025
WA
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN

girls, you amaze me so much.  you really do.  really really really really do.

i especially loved the youtube video of trix busting out some pullups after a frickin 100 miles race.  i don't think, i will EVER in my life meet anyone as badass as you guys are.  i'm sorry i missed it.

and congratulations!!

2007-04-06 4:24 PM
in reply to: #751167

Subject: ...
This user's post has been ignored.
2007-04-06 4:57 PM
in reply to: #751167

Champion
8766
5000200010005001001002525
Evergreen, Colorado
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
I'm so proud of you guys!  Someday when I run a hundy I want Fit and Trixie there with me!


2007-04-06 5:18 PM
in reply to: #751932

Champion
6539
5000100050025
South Jersey
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
AWESOME WORK!!!! Great job, ladies. I'm looking forward to the next one.... .
2007-04-06 5:22 PM
in reply to: #751167

Champion
10471
500050001001001001002525
Dallas, TX
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
Way to go ladies! Sounds like an amazing adventure!

And... WOW to all the BTers who were out there supporting. Having a cheering section can really help your motivation.
2007-04-06 6:01 PM
in reply to: #751167

Extreme Veteran
427
10010010010025
Winston-Salem, NC
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
I am so amazed at both of you. next, the Western States 100!!!
2007-04-06 6:32 PM
in reply to: #751167

Champion
19812
50005000500020002000500100100100
MA
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN

Amazing..you two are tough women who did something huge!

Congrats!

BT love is grand! 

2007-04-06 6:56 PM
in reply to: #751167

Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
wow.... simply.....   wow


2007-04-06 7:38 PM
in reply to: #751167

Extreme Veteran
330
10010010025
Latonia, Kentucky (near Cincinnati)
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
You two are my favorite "MOVIE OF THE YEAR"! Tom Hanks ought to produce this one, cause it's got everything that makes a great story! The friendships, training, BT'ers, travel, the HUMAN SPIRIT, love, pain, sacrifice, comedy.......Hell, I'd probably even buy the DVD when it came out!!!!Thanks for inspiring me!
2007-04-06 8:09 PM
in reply to: #751167

Champion
6627
5000100050010025
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Gold member
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN

Y'all are hunks of burnin' love, ever since day 1, though the cobbler, and onto the fake (I guess you can't say tittiez) on the TV.  

Lemme know what you wanna do next.  I'll either be there, or be part of the training.  Or both.   

2007-04-06 8:27 PM
in reply to: #751167

Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
Simply amazing!
2007-04-06 8:38 PM
in reply to: #751167

Master
1480
1000100100100100252525
Plant City, FL
Subject: RE: UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
Ya'll are just awesome people, and I'm am blessed to know you!!  Congratulations on a truly amazing adventure!!
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
{postbutton}
General Discussion Race Reports! » UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN Rss Feed  
Show Per page
 
 
of 3