Sunday, October 14, 2007

what a fun run!

Driving up the I-5 on Friday, getting closer to the Bay Area, the skies opened up, and it was pouring like crazy. Uh oh, am I going to be running 50 miles in the rain come Saturday? I didn't even bring a running jacket should that happen.

As it turned out, the rains stopped in the early evening, and the stars twinkled happily in the night sky. The following morning, we had perfect running weather. How perfect, would you say? Perfect enough that my official time was 10:46:14, meeting my original goal of an eleven-hour finish.

Now, the big question is, do I have the balls and the commitment to put my name in the hat?

Race report and photos will follow. For now, I'm sending out my full-hearted gratitude to all my friends and family who supported me in this idiotic endeavor. :)

11 comments:

Addy said...

Huge huge congrats E-rod!!! I was so thrilled when I heard how fast you were :) You looked just amazing and happy out there and I'm so glad that continued for the rest of the race.

You should totally put your name in the hat. You earned it!

caloyb said...

congratulations on another good run!

rick said...

Hey man congratulations on an awesome time. This was my first 50 years ago and my time was similar to yours. If you're going to keep running ultras you might as well throw your name in.

Dmitri Chechuy said...

Congratulations on the race, Eric! Good job!!!
As idiotic (read "daunting") as this endeavor might sound, it still amazes me less than the putting-your-name-in-the-hat thing! Wow! Are you sure? (read "Are you nuts?" - of course you are but "Are you SO nuts?")
Let us know when you made up you mind on this :-)

OCRunnerGirl said...

Congrats!! Wow -- you were smokin' the course. and Yes put your name in the hat =)

rick said...

Chihping Fu got a great shot of you near the finish.

Jaymie said...

What?! That photo of you from chipping fu was at the finish? Looked like you were just starting.

Congrats for the nth time, E-rod!

banggigay said...

when you said 11 hours, i was like, wooow! and doing it better..it's reallly wooooow!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You did it...and under the aggressive time you "trained" for! You rock...miss you!
M

Marga said...

holy smokes! well, it seems like you were more happy than tired! hardcore!

congratulations!

Abbie said...

go for it!