Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Some might say it is foolish to head out into the wilderness alone. Perhaps, but sometimes the calculated risk has rewards: confidence in ones independence, peace, reflection and just enough of an adrenalin rush to make you want to do it again-as long as you survive.
I recently had the discussion that humans are a social animal and are dependent on each other, which in the long term I agree with. But sometimes you just have to escape-For therapy.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
5 hrs 30 minutes.
I finished the PC50 today by 12:30pm. This was my first long distance race of the year. I really need to do more. It was a fun one. It was planned well. It had most of the climbing (8000 ft) up front when we were fresh, crossed Mid mountain trail and ended with the a screaming downhill into the Canyons. I started strong and steady towards the front and settled into a good pack with similar ability as mine. However by mile 25 I started to cramp. Luckily I was able to spin it out for another 10 miles and then I was spent. But by then I could feel the finish coming and I held on. I finished 1/2 hour before I expected.
|This was the line for the restrooms 10 minutes before the start. I wonder how many got to go?|
|This was some of the climbing near the start. Carson's ahead. I rode with him most of the race until he started to have tire issues. Then I gave him my CO2 and took off.|
|Someone ahead of us missed the turn and we ended up taking this 100 yard hike a bike section. Can you say lemmings?|