Tuesday, October 23, 2012
TNF Chile Endurance Challenge 80K
It seems like race names are getting longer and longer. Surely, the title of "The North Face Chile Endurance Challenge" isn't helped by the company's ridiculous three-word name, but I can't help but feel that the "endurance challenge" part is just totally redundant and dumb. You could just say "The North Face 80K Run" and make the whole thing more concise and more informative.
What the fuck is an "endurance challenge" anyway?
...reading my stupidly long blog posts!! HA!!
Let's keep it short.
Finished 9th/93, a bit over 10 hours of motion and 13,000ft. of gain.
Ended the race feeling really very good. I said hello to Mike Foote who won in 8:23ish and Ashley Arnold who won in 9:25ish. She complimented my pink/yellow/blue trucker hat and so I gave it to her as a sweat-encrusted memento from her Chile trip. Every time she wears it, she'll longingly think of the beer-bloated creep she met in South America.
I feel fine legs-wise, but I'm still going to stick to the gym for a few days. The week before the race, I felt a marked decline in my running stoke. A few days of pouring sweat onto the stationary bike should get me hungry for the mountains again by Friday.
Daniel had a much better run, placing 5th in the 50k about 10 minutes behind the winner. Cold crushin'.
Ruta del Condor 50K in November.
La Misión 100 in December.