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To build a bridge & get over the fact that marathon/ultramarathon is not my distance but above all to run happy & enjoy the journey. To run until I'm 100 :))

Leeanne F. ran: This was easily my wo...

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  • 19 miles
  • 04:12 time
  • 13:18 pace
  • 1876 calories
  • 6384 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
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blah TRAQ Cooks Tour 30K Trail Race 30.51 km 04:12 13:18 pace

This was easily my worst running experience since I DNF'd at the 50K last July. Lea S. did an absolutely stirling job of pulling me along for the first 15K's or so at a pretty good clip but the second half was woeful. I've got a shoulder bursitis which was screaming for me to stop from early on but I was managing it mentally really well until I hit "Cooks Climb" then I lost the head game completely & the wheels fell off big time. I was struggling physically with the shoulder & gut issues (curry for dinner last night, duh!!) but I gave in to the negative self talk & threw a full on pity party...This running lark really is 90% mental. I walked most of the last 10K, hence the time.
On a positive note Lea S. ran a fantastic race - she's a legend! What a comeback from being sick :-) We got to meet up with Michael Z. who also ran a fantastic race - goodonya Mic! Then at the end I met up with Coach Jeff & his Wife Deb who had done the 50K & the 30K.
Thanks to Norman R. for helping me up Cooks Climb (check out the elevation @Norm) - had it not been for The Ruminative Runner I think I would have lay myself down for a little nap! Time share condoms....hmmmm, I know a joke about that :>
Gonna rest this week, get my shoulder injected with 'roids on Thursday & hope everything settles down.....

  • Adina L.
    Adina L.

    Feel better soon L! Amazing effort - I'm sure the next one will be easier!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Willem

    Sorry to hear about your race, but still a great performance (especially considering...). I just read that the top runners fell as much pain as we lesser mortals do, they just approach their pain differently... Time for some mental re-programming (or more ibuprofen ;))

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Patrick W.
    Patrick W.

    sounds like a tough day. Great job pushing through.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Ini E.
    Ini E.

    Amazing that you finished with all that going on. Well done (insert pat on the back here). I only have respect for anyone that finishes this long races no matter the condition. I hope you get better soon. Take good care of yourself.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Christy M.
    Christy M.

    WE all have days like this,it just doesnt seem like it right now! Hey you still got it done.Congrats for that! Keep your chin up and never give up! I still have to tell myself that all the time. You are great Leeanne!

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Christie

    I always say I learn the most when races don't go as planned! We come away wiser. You are right. So much of what we do out there is mental - and it's really a challenge when we're facing stomach problems or injury! You had BOTH to contend with and you still finished! To me, that's a success story!!! :) Good job digging deep and getting it done!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Lisa P.
    Lisa P. Feel Better
    Feel Better:

    Awesome job Leanne

    over 6 years ago

  • Michael Z.
    Michael Z. Get Better
    Get Better:

    You looked fine when I saw you at the end - who knew? You hide the pain well! v.tough. Thanks for all your advice leading up to this event Leeanne. See you again in 6 weeks.

    over 6 years ago