Thursday, November 6, 2008

A few photos until my race report is done...

Greetings from New England 200 Mile Endurance Run this looks like it could be a nice challenge....Wednesday night in Pittsfield, Vermont, the day before the race. Aproximately 60% would be run in darkness and the start would be at 5:00pm. It was dark 30 minutes after the start. I got lost on the first loop and then again during the first day loop not really recognizing the terrain from the night runs.








Race breifing. I didn't know if we were the four brave ones or the four fools who had entered this race. I was dressed like the Michelin man. I was not going to freeze ontop of that mountain. I'd rather peel of clothes than to start shivering.







Going for lap number 8 on the first 100. My first century.











Standing top of Joe's Hill on a toasty warm Saturday morning...(the warmest day). Most of the snow had melted but it would soon again get in the teens when darkness swiftly visited. Boy do I love Ensure too bad I ran out of them...












Kevin pulled up in his car next to me playing a tune "You had a bad day...." I was cold and tired and lightly amused. This is somwhere between 190-200. Can't this be over now....




















My absolute favorite picture! Two rookies and one mission Lyme Awareness or Don Quixote (me) and his squire Sancho Panza (Kevin - The Ultimate Crew Chief). We laughed at ourselves but we got the job done. Here at mile 195 getting ready to run the last 5 miles to the finish. It wasn't pretty....but I got there thanks to Joe and Kevin. Lasting memories








There is Hope. Anyone can do it if you've got the fire in the belly!











Joe Desena, an exercise freak himself, showed incredible unselfishness and paced me for 30 miles to get my mission done! You're the man Joe! I will never forget that.













Pretty feet don't you think....this is just after an ice bath.

3 comments:

Deb Pero Daily Paintings said...

Those are some ugly feet, Carl...

Congratulations! You just might be the toughest nut I know!

Steve

Jason said...

Awesome! Looking forward to your report!

ultradevon said...

Aloha,
Absolutely AMAZING!!!! Can't wait to read your report! I love the pics:) Talk story later. Jah Bless.