Mark Junkans ran: Sorry to just drop in...

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  • 117 miles
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  • 12:18 pace
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Run 4 The City 117 mi 24:00 12:18 pace

Sorry to just drop in with a race report, but some of you asked for updates. I ran 2pm to 2pm around the Houston metro to raise money for LINC Houston, the non-profit I lead. It was the hardest thing I've ever done physically, and toward the end it was just as painful to walk as it was to run. Not only the distance, but the constant pounding on the pavement took their toll.

I again had problems with nutrition and my stomach threw up everything I tried to eat after 8 hrs or so. Finally, after laying down for a long time, I got up and was able to eat a PB&J. Even so, I probably only took in 400 calories from 4am onward. I basically survived on water and salt tabs. I had huge support along the way with an incredible crew. The "finish line" had about 200 people waiting for me along with a local news crew. We raised over $70k so far, and had a blast doing it. Most people don't choose a 24hr run for their first ultra, but I guess I'm not that bright. My legs feel great the day after, and I can't wait to start training for Houston. You can see pics, etc on facebook /mark.junkans.

  • Maddy
    Maddy

    you are so freakin awesome.

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Justin T.
    Justin T.

    I was hoping you'd circle back with an update. Super impressive stuff, Mark, and amazing results both with completing it and the fundraising. Kudos!

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Marcie M.
    Marcie M.

    You are welcome to drop in with a post like this anytime! Words won't do it justice Mark. But HUGE respect to you. This is just mind-blowing awesome. 117 miles in 24 hours subsisting on water and salt tabs. Really, really amazing. Congrats to you and to LINC Houston!

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan

    You own all of the superlatives after this. Well done you. So inspirational.

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • James R.
    James R.

    Oh my goodness. That is incredible

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Andy F.
    Andy F.

    Truly incredible! And great fundraising to boot! I'm with Jonathan, you do own all the superlatives on this one!

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Marcie M.
    Marcie M.

    Oh and your domination on my leaderboard should pretty much hold for the week...

    almost 5 years ago Like1 person

  • Nicky D.
    Nicky D.

    That's amazing, well done.

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Craig P.
    Craig P.

    Awesome job Mark, even though you are crazy for doing this run.

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Larry L.
    Larry L.

    Great run.

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Colin C.
    Colin C.

    Wow

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Laura F.
    Laura F.

    Yikes! Definitely an IronMan status....congrats!

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Richard H.
    Richard H.

    Totally amazing, not only you ran an ultra, but achieved a major fund raising!!

    almost 5 years ago Like

  • Paul S.
    Paul S.

    Fricken awesome big guy...way to kill it...bummer about the stomach but just under 120 miles is pretty darn impressive! Bravo!!

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Joe M.

    Mark you are a beast. I don't know what else to say - amazing job pushing through what sounds like hell and back. If you ever get your nutrition on these long course events down - you will be unstoppable :)

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Marcie M.
    Marcie M.

    Just a quick update. You continue to dominate my leaderboard. And unless the next person down runs a 50-miler overnight I think you have the lock on it. There, now you can sleep tonight...

    over 4 years ago Like1 person

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

    Amazing job, Mark! You're an ultra man.

    almost 5 years ago

  • Caleb M. You're Badass
    You're Badass:

    Incredible running! You're a beast.

    almost 5 years ago

  • Zach E.
    Zach E. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    I second Coach's comments - incredible job Mark, just incredible!

    almost 5 years ago

  • Tejinder S W.
    Tejinder S W. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Amazing Run for a Cause .Well Done !

    almost 5 years ago

  • George K.
    George K. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    That is incredible 117 miles running is just unbelievable ! awesome job man

    over 4 years ago