The temperature at the start was 24 degrees. Perfect temperature to wear my shorts!
bottle turn to an icy slush and asked another runner about it. I also
found my cap frozen to my head when I tried to adjust it.
As a New Yorker running in Virginia, I almost forgot what running on trails is like
without the snow. I was waiting for the inevitable slip, fall, and bruised backside,
but strangely, it didn't happen.
I must make it my business to avoid horse dung on the bridle trails.
Running *through* it will not give me a noticeable advantage in the race.
Eating Twizzlers is not easy to do when cold.
What's with the plus signs (50k++)? Remember that a David Horton mile is
always longer than a standard mile.
Expensive transponder scoring is NOT necessary in an ultra race for
accurate and fast results.
When finishing a David Horton race, expect a handshake from him
immediately (or hug, if you're a woman). Small gestures like these are
what makes people come back to his races time and time again.
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