|At the start with my Mom and our friend Rob|
|Photo Courtesy SweetM Images|
Something I realized at ATY was that you can run when you are tired. You can run when you think you can't. I focused on that at Jackpot and even when it hurt, I was able to run and maintain my goal pace.
I decided that I would run 100 steps and then walk 100 steps. My strategy worked well, I could do 15-16 minute miles at mile 80. When things got hard I tried to calculate how long I had left and say something like “only 6 hours until bed time!” I also did things like mix song lyrics and see what happened, playing games in my head kept me distracted from what hurt. Before I knew the sun came up and I was feeling brand new, all I could think about was that buckle and a sub-24 hour finish.
Special thanks to:
Terry and Diane for crewing me
Louie for pacing me
My Mom for the bringing me out
And all of my friends and family!!! thanks for all the support!