A miserably hot, humid night. I started strong, but had an awful patch at about 4 hours - aches & pains, stomach issues, and shoe problems - so that finishing seemed in major doubt. But then I somehow rallied, and finished strong. Ended up with 47.5 miles - good for 4th place - missed "the podium" by a frustrating half-mile. Click here for a flip video of the finish...
Claire started very well. At one point (around 25 miles) she was threatening to move into third woman place, and to kick my then sorry butt in the process. But an old adductor injury made her limp to a halt. She did the smart thing and baled, so that she wouldn't damage it irreparably before Germany.
Very tired and sore now. It'll be a loooong drive home.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
800 miles of driving, through Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and now Kentucky. Now just one hour until race time start of 8 p.m. It's 93 degrees (100 degrees with heat index). Come on, sundown! The horsetrack is being wetted down right now. It's going to be a very long - but hopefully fun - night, and an interesting challenge.