> I pulled up next to the C&O Canal to look at some turtles that were sitting on a big branch floating on the canal. It was very hot, and you can see how tired I was. The heat was brutal. I would run out of water soon. Lucky for […]
> This is me before my third and last leg, at around 3pm on Saturday. I had only slept about 4 hours that morning, a total of 6 or 7 in the last 36 hours. I could feel it. That, and the temperature outside was in the high 80’s if […]
> You can’t quite make out what I’m saying, but I basically said, “many more have gone further for lesser things”, and, “this too shall pass”. I was tired from not sleeping much (about two hours on Deanna’s couch), and the hills on this leg were many. Still, I felt […]
> It was late at night, about 2:30am when I started my second leg down near Boonsboro, Maryland. The night temperature was about 50 degrees, just right. It was a good run, even if it had all those hills.
> The guy next to Shawn is Adam. He was on our team, but running much earlier. As an experienced marathoner, he was the “dark horse” on our team, making up for all the time I lost.
> Shawn begins his first leg. We could tell he was excited to get things started.
> Some of the people at the finish line noticed that I wasn’t really sweating. No, it wasn’t that I didn’t put effort into it. It was just that I was totally dehydrated. You can hear it in my voice. I don’t know why I drove to the next spot. […]
> The heat turned out to be the biggest surprise for the runners. It wasn’t so bad at this point, early in the race, but Saturday at the C&O Canal would turn out to be brutal.
> It figures that my first transition spot is at a Lowes.