|WUS Win: Female and Male WUS teams at Bull Run Run 50 Miler|
The scoring this year was done by finishing place rather than time. I passed approximately 16 runners over the last 15 miles of the race (at least five of those in the last two miles).
We won by six places.
My teammates of course did the real work, finishing long before me. But I was extremely happy that I was able to push enough to hold up my end of things. My race ended in a rarely-seen-in-ultrarunning scenario - an all out, elbows flying sprint. It was good for the soul, even though I nearly went into cardiac arrest.
Thank you to everyone who gave me encouragement, shared their favorite mantras and music, and held me accountable simply by reading this blog. I'll write a real race report soon. Check back later this week for the gory details.
|The coveted fleece blanket. Sweet!|