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Nov
22

Eve-ville 100 – Post Party

When I finished, it was way after we thought it would be because of the thunderstorm delay.  Everyone needed to get back home.  They had already broken down camp and everyone was pretty much ready to pull out.  So they did.  LP and the girls went with me down to the lake to try and do an “ice bath.”  I waited for everything else to get packed up in the truck and we all pulled out.  LP and...
Nov
22

Eve-ville 100 – Loops 5 and 6

              When I arrived at base camp at mile 50.  I was pretty pissed.  I had no idea that my message had not made it back.  They weren’t ready for me.  I really wanted real food.  I was sick of what I was eating.  Gary gave me a quesadilla, which I just spit out.  Kimberly got me a makeshift bin to wash my face and brush my teeth in.  That was a turning...
Nov
22

Eve-ville 100 – The first 50 miles

The plan was the start at 4 a.m.  Gary was going to run the first loop behind me just for protection.  Jello had given me a cowbell to scare bears away.  You better believe I planned on ringing that thing as often as possible.  I waited to get some distance away form the campsites before I started though. This was it.  I had a giddy grin on my face.  Everything had come together up to this point. ...
Nov
22

Eve-ville 100 – The Final Training

I failed to mention the part about how I’d taken 10 days off of training (other than the 14er).  I called coach Steve panicking and not having the least bit of clue how to pick back up.  After 10 days off, I just picked right back up where I left off and followed the schedule he gave me.  This may only be the 2nd time in my life I’ve followed 100% what a coach said.  Except, I added one thing.  I...
Nov
22

Leadwoman – Eve-ville was born

                                                  The next 4 days were like an out of body experience.  We vacationed.  Instead of training, we ate poorly.  We played. We drank beer.  And wine.  We put a puzzle together.  We met foxes, deer and guinea pigs.  We watched live...
Nov
22

Leadwoman – The Aftermath

We ate nasty Mexican food in Leadville for dinner.  When we finally got back in the car to drive back to Silverthorne, the emotion set it. The girls were soooooo proud that I finished.  It was very difficult to explain to them that I couldn’t continue on in the Leadwoman series because I didn’t make the 12-hour cutoff time.  They just didn’t get it.  Audrey was upset but also relieved that she...
Nov
22

Leadwoman – Leadville 100 MTB (8/10/19) (3rd/5 events)

4 a.m. came early.  It was a 6 a.m. race start.  Usually, I eat breakfast 2.5-3 hours out, but the first part of Leadville is a very fast downhill for nearly 30 minutes before climbing so I would have that time to digest food longer than normal.  I was fortunate to have moved up 2 corrals from 3 years prior.  I was convinced this would help a lot.  People at the back walk a lot more.  And they do it...
Nov
22

Leadwoman – August Days Before the 100 MTB

Sometime in May or June, I started getting invited to my bestie’s 40th birthday in Florida the weekend before Leadville MTB.  I completely ignored all the invites and fun being planned because there was no way I was going.  I watched all the posts in the birthday group for months moping around that I was going to miss it.  As it got closer, it was almost like I needed to go.  I needed to get away. ...
Nov
22

Leadwoman – Muleshoe Bend 60k (7/13/19)

I stayed at Coach Steve and Kat’s again for my second night race attempt.  The funny thing is my stubborn ass did not buy a new headlamp. I honestly can’t tell you if I just forgot, didn’t have time, or what happened.  Sometimes, I think I just didn’t want to buy anymore things at this point.  So, I kept trying to convince myself that maybe, just maybe, with everything else right, it will...
Nov
22

Leadwoman – July 2019

                  In July, I ran ~161 miles and rode ~423 miles.  This is the month things really started to fall apart in my personal and work life. I was no longer useful at home.  I was brain dead all the time.  I was forgetful.  I was sooooo tired.  I was going to bed at 8:30 right after I put the girls down.  LP and I never saw each other because...
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