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  • 50 miles
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  • 12:00 pace
  • 6237 calories
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alright Inaugural Train Wreck 50 50 mi 10:00 12:00 pace

Headed out to the Inaugural Train Wreck with the AMAZING Jennifer S. The days going into the race were a train wreck for me. haha First, I got so sick on Tuesday. I wasn't able to keep any food down so carb loading just wasn't happening. Then I felt gross again on Friday and finally the cherry on the top... Steve K.(my crew man) came down with my bug on Saturday morning. He wasn't able to come.

Jen and I started at 4:25 am - ish in the complete dark. New trails and darkness meant I was tripping all over myself. Half the time I didn't know if I was on a trail or not. I literally could only follow the people in front of me and hope they were going in the right direction. I think it was around mile five I took a huge spill that shattered my garmin screen. I also stubbed my toe so hard it cracked the nail but I chugged on.

Jen pushed me.... eh maybe pulled me along. It was hard, the hills were CRAZY but we made it through. Joe was exactly where we needed him with more than enough stuff to get us through the run. So thankful to have him there for us! It was quite a battle but I'd say we came out strong!

I'm so glad I got to share this run with Jen - she saw the good and bad today.... I wouldn't want anyone else by my side :) Just wish Steve would have made it.

Today marks my 12th ultra marathon of the year and I've also completed (and gone beyond) my goal of 2013 miles for the year. I'd say a successful year and a great way to end 2013 (even though I still have the whole month of December).

Thanks to the race organizers and that lone aid station at the 50k turnaround. Had some fun with some fun people! :) What a great day!

  • Katie M.
    Katie M.

    You are amazing!!! Congrats on your race and sorry about your Garmin.

    almost 5 years ago Like2 people

  • Douglas W.
    Douglas W.

    wow what a great adventure you are one tough person Jessica
    now I hope you really get some rest

    almost 5 years ago Like1 person

  • Gary L.
    Gary L.

    Amazing, you really are the Ultra Queen. Congrats.

    almost 5 years ago Like1 person

  • Stephen T.
    Stephen T.

    My God Jessica: I hope I can become as tough a runner as you!

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Jason H.
    Jason H.

    You accomplished races a lot of us just dream about. Great job on the Ultra distance. Sorry about your Garmin. It's hard to loose the mileage teacher.

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Steena
    Steena

    You're incredible! Congrats on the 12th! That's amazing. I hope to just do ONE someday!

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Gary F.
    Gary F.

    Wow..what a great race Jessica..You are truly amazing....

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Nathan D.
    Nathan D. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Love the name of the race! Super job out there, Jessica. You're an ultra queen.

    almost 5 years ago

  • Charlie P.
    Charlie P. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Wow... you overcame a boatload of obstacles and conquered a train wreck. I would call that success!

    almost 5 years ago