ROCKY RACCOON 100.
I went to RR100 with my favorite Dirty girl Xy weiss. The plan was to run the whole race with her.
We did this at Javelina 100 back in October and had a blast!
The race started at 6am and it was 27 degrees. That's what someone said. I was very cold. We warmed up a little after we started running. I wanted to get us in in under 4 hours for the first loop, which I did.
Xy went into the race with a knee problem that developed after across the years 24 hour run in December.
I ran ahead and would wait at the aid stations. On our second loop she took a fall on her shoulder and told me she wasn't going to be having a good day. She told me just to keep going on my own. I got a little sad because my plan was to run with her, and now she was having issues. I tend to worry about my friends, but she knew she was having problems and didn't want me to have to slow down.
She later dropped at mile 72. Her IT band gave her problems and she slowed way down. She's doing the Grand slam and didn't want to develope a major injury that would put her out of the slam. She made the right choice to drop.
I ran a very mellow race I just wanted to finish. I ran this race in 1999 as my first 100. I struggled through and finished in 27:18. I just want to feel good and have fun.
Last month at Hurt 100 I got bummed out that I felt so bad and only ran 100k.
On loop 4 I hooked up with Butch from Texas. We had a good time. It got cold and we just wanted to get back to the start finish and put our warm clothes on.
I ended up putting on beanie, ear warmer, gloves with hand warmers, long sleeve shirt, vest, running jacket, rainjacket and pants.
That's how cold I was.
We headed out and were running as a team modivating each other through the night. Butch is a strong runner and I felt like I was holding him back. At one point I told him to go ahead and leave me and he said, NO!
That's why I love this sport people are so carring.
We ran 40 miles as a team and we gave it a good effort we finished in 25:08.
I ran doing almost 100% raw. I did not eat enough got sick of my crackers & raw foods bars. I ate only orange slices & banannas at the aid stations. Drank coconut water with pinapple juice. The last 10 miles I felt crappy so I ate fritos for the salt. So I'm not perfect. I also ran the race with a really bad cold. Which is worse today.
I still had an awesome time anyway!
Thanks to the RD & volunteers. Thank you Butch for hanging out with me for 40 miles.
And most of all thanks to Xy Weiss for sponsoring this run for me. Without her heart of gold I wouldn't of been running this race.