2006 - Marc and I ran the 50k - our first ultra.
2007 - I was registered and well trained for the 50 mile - what was to be my first 50 miler. But I came down with a nasty flu bug a few days before the race. So Marc jumped in to take my place and he completed his first 50 miler.
2008 - Again, I was registered but unfortunately unable to race, as I had stopped running in February of 2008. Again, Marc took my place and completed his 2nd 50 miler.
2009 - Marc actually registered for the race this year, and completed his 3rd 50 miler. His goal was to run under 11 hours. He made it - finish time: 10:48.
2010 - stay tuned.......
Here's a summary of our weekend in pictures:
Almost time for the 5:30 early start
Marc leads the early starters (he likes to go out fast)
Coming back through the start/finish - about mile 28-30 (not sure exactly).
He took a spill a few miles back. From a distance I thought this was blood, but fortuantely, was only dirt. He did get a bump on the other side of his forehead, plus some road rash on his legs.
The little guy holding the supplies.
We walked with him for about a quarter mile.
Then sent him on his way!
Kind of glad I wasn't heading up that hot, dusty road!
The little guy and I checked out the spring that feeds Clackamas Lake
And took a hike around the lake
Love the big trees!
Here he comes...a quarter mile to go and he's stoked that he'll break 11 hours!
Tuckered out, but he felt good about his race. No bonking!
Back to the spring for a cool dip
He cleans up well! Refreshed with some carbo re-loading.
Enough energy to go out for a paddle later that evening