Friday, July 25, 2008

24 hour around the lake ultra preview

a vintage picture postcard view of lake quannapowitt!

this afternoon emmy and i will drive up to the 24 hour around the lake ultra in wakefield, massachusetts. it's a repeat of last year, but without rob joining us. it's also a role reversal of sorts because last year i planned to support emmy as she ran the race - but during the week i decided to enter the race and run it as well. this year she is coming up to support me in the 24 hour race. but, like i did last year, emmy will probably sign up for the race itself and run a good portion of it!

here is my 2007 race report. last year the race was called off after 17 and a half hours! heavy rains and thunder made for safety concerns out on the course. this year no rain is in the forecast and, hopefully, we can run for the entire 24 hours! my goal for 2007 had been 20 loops of the 3.16 mile course. despite a blister that overtook the entire sole of my foot, i managed to finish 18 loops, for a total of 56.88 miles. emmy finished 24, for a total of 75.84 miles - and finished 3rd overall!
here are a couple photos from 2007:

me, emmy, and rob: at the start.

midway thru: rob and emmy taking a break.


AnthonyP said...

Great preview. Don't you guys rest after a 100 ?

DawnB said...

I guess not good luck and have a great time