The bigger the challenge, the bigger the disappointment when you fail. Mt Tammany 10 was undoubtedly the biggest thing I've ever attempted. It's a little known 38 mile trail run with an elevation gain of over 12000 ft held at Mt Tammany near the Delaware Water Gap in NJ. You simply ascend and descend a steep, ROCKY hill 10 times around an almost 4 mile loop. Oh... and you get 10 hours to do it in.
Lesson learnt #1: When you sign up for a race find out what it involves before you start training.
I trained. Just not for this race. I ran gentle trails and roads. I suspended swimming and upper body workout and lost weight. I stopped cycling to tone down my quads and lost weight. I made a deliberate attempt to improve my cadence instead. In short I trained for a very different race.
Ok, so I'm gonna blog and I'm gonna do so here on BRS's site (Because TJ said to do it! Now if she told me to jump off a bridge, or if anyone of you told me to....... Well I would atleast consider it and weigh it out before making a decision, you never know the jump might be worth it).
I'm less than a year in my competition (if you want to call it that) running of races and events.
1st event was run shod in a pair of my lawn mowing sneakers - Rugged Run For Respect 8/18/2012 at Bristol Ski Resort in Upstate NY - Did this event as a team run, we were "Team Honey Badger" - I finished next to dead last..... I wanted to be the last of my team to cross the line since I sort of headed the whole thing up.
2nd event, The Wineglass Half Marathon 9/30/2012 run shod..... My time...
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