Me at the start of the Ohlone 131. It was cool , windy and overcast. I thought it was going to rain on Friday but it didn't.
I felt strong on my first 35 miles.
I had weighed my pack before I left and with food, water and supplies it weighed 6.5 pounds ;-( never realized how much stuff I carry when mostly self supported. I carried food for the first 25 miles I had 3 places to get water the first 25.
I think I got home around 9:30 and met up with my pacer Faye who was pacing me through the night back to Sunol where I would pick up Linda who was running the last 64 and Mike who was doing some course marking for 20 with us.
We had a blast it was cold but it wasn't that bad. It did get really cold heading up to Rose peak at 4;30 in the morning.
Faye did an awesome job we had fun ;-)
I met up with Linda and Mike around 9:30 am and we headed out around 10am.
Julia was meeting us and going to run 10 miles back to Fremont with us.
I felt pretty good heading back.
We got back to my house which was mile 99 for me around 10pm. We regrouped and changed. Linda was getting blisters so had to fix them.
I ate, had some awesome miso soup, thanks Jerry.
I visited with Rocky and piled on warm clothes. It was suppose to be a lot colder Saturday night.
We finally headed out the 1 mile back to the start of the Ohlone 50k race mile 100 for me.
We got harassed by a security guard who works for security company for the houses in the area. He has harassed me before. I told him off because he was questioning what I was doing there.
I told him i clearnce to be out after hours ,and he said I wasn't allowed out there I told him to call EBRP or EBRP police. He was on a power trip Linda and I just continued on through the gate. Later I talked to my buddies, Kelly who is the supervisor for Mission peak/Sunol area and Neil who is in charge of Mission peak.
They gave me clearance to be out there along with the parks police who knew I was out there. I always tell them when I am doing my Ohlone 100 or b-day 100+
They said he has no business telling me anything or trying to harass me. The dude messed with the wrong person.
He always follows me when I'm coming down from a run at night in his car. I think he doesn't like woman because he never gives Jerry a hard time.
Once we got going again I got excited to be heading back for the last 50k.
I got really sleepy in Sunol we stopped for a break in the restroom before our big push on to Rose.
I got really sleepy for a couple hours but took a caffeine pill and within an hour I was fine. It was a slow climb to Rose.
Was happy to be standing on the top ,at this point we would have the aid station volunteers cheering us on.
We ran pretty good from the last aid station with 2 miles to go. I knew I could break 48 hours so we ran what we could. Made it to the finish in 47:58 for 131 mile.
It was an awesome journey and I felt no different then I do running 100 miles.
Thanks for all the positive vibes friends. And thanks to my angel Donna Lee who I ran this run for. RIP