Saturday, August 8, 2015

DNF at Timed Ultra? Sad.

I "ran" the Howl at the Moon 8-Hour ultra today. Ended up stopping at 6 hours. I quit early. Is that a DNF?  Supposedly you can't DNF a timed event, but this sure feels like a DNF. Only 29.61 miles (nine 3.29-mile loops). Barely an ultra. No elaborate explanations. It's simple. Miles matter. Long runs matter. I didn't have either. I was unprepared and I paid the price. Nothing more to say.

Time to train for the Barkley Fall Classic. In only 6 weeks I'll be in Tennessee tackling one of the toughest races in the country. That race will punish even the well-prepared. I'm in trouble.

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