Sunday, September 17, 2006

Pain is pleasure... AC 100 finish time 30:41
Yes running 100 miles can hurt. Hey but getting to finish line is so sweet. It makes all the pain go away once you cross the line.
People often ask what do think of when your out running 100 miles???
I think about everything & I think about nothing.
During AC I though a lot about my past life and when I was a goth party girl. Had I not gone through all the stuff ,I went through I would of never become Catra ultrarunner.
Each day I'm grateful that I'm alive and have so many wonderful friends. Thanks to all of you who believe in me.

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16 comments:

RunningYam said...

Hi Catra,

Congratulations! And wow! You posted it so fast.

I was checking your progress till early morning today. I worried that you spent long time on the last few segments. It must be a tough night, but, as you said, "pain is pleasure", which I truly enjoyed in TRT.

I'm very glad you finished it and that your pace did not slow down much due to Wasatch 100 you had run a week before.

I'm looking forward to your more stories and the coming Rio Del Lago 100. I'll be there!

Chihping

ultra Poser said...

Hey Catra,
You Rock!!!!!!!!!!!
Good luck next week
W.

Ultra Okie said...

Hey Catra,

Great job and congratulations. You are an inspiration.

Steve

runrgrrl7 said...

Hi Catra,
Congratulations to all your accomplishments. You have been my inspiration!

Ted said...

I was going to ask what you think about in the other comments section, but I realized it was probably a silly question.

It occured to me that you would be free to think about everything or nothing. A better question might be what don't you think about.

Congrats on your race!

Randy said...

Congratualtions! It's great to see how your past has shaped you into the person you are today!

It's funny to think I had a hand in it! LOL!

You rule my friend!

randy

GuruParkash said...

Wow!! Congrats!! 2 back to back that is incredible!!! How do you do it?
How do you keep from getting injured? Or do you just power through it!?
You ROCK!

Catra said...

Hi Chihping-

I slowed down at mile 75. That's where my race starts at AC. The last 25 miles is the hardest.
Thanks for following me.

Looking forward to seeing you at Rio del Lago 100 were going to kick some butt there. Well maybe not me but I know you will run a fast race there.
Catra

Catra said...

Willem-

Thank you for spending the night with me Saturday night. You were awesome. I enjoyed the stories of your past.
You were a great pacer and I would love to have you pace me again some day. Sorry I was moving so slow at the end, but my legs & feet were killing me.

BTW your dog is so cute!!!
Thanks again for all your help and thank you for giving up your weekend to pace me.
Catra

Catra said...

Hey Steve thanks :)

Catra said...

Hey Ofie-

Thanks!! Hey are you going to run Fire trails 50 miler???
Catra

Catra said...

Hey Ted-

Thanks for the post.

I thought a lot about my past during AC. I also thought how lucky I am to be able to run so far!
Catra

Catra said...

Hey Randy-

Yep, you are a huge part of shaping me into an Ultrarunner. Thanks for all the speed back in the day.
I would of never become an Ultrarunner if I hadn't met you or Jason. Thanks to you guys for shaping who I am. I love ya for it;)
Catra

Catra said...

Hey Guru-

Thanks for the post. I have one more hundred this weekend. Send me those positive vibes.
Catra

squirrel_nutz said...

Amazing Catra...you realize the overwhelming majority of human beings never run 300 miles TOTAL in a lifetime, let alone in the span of 16 days (and that doesn't include your training runs in between)!?!?

Hope you heal up well this week and have another sucessful finish.

See ya around.

Catra said...

Hey SN-

Thanks for the post. I really don't know how I do it!! I just do.
Thanks for following me during my hundreds.
Soon I will be back running Mission Peak.
Catra