Wednesday, September 26, 2007

AC100 and onward to San Diego

Latest Update 09/26/07
Hey,
So, as I just celebrated my birthday this past weekend, I have finally had time to sit down and digest both the recently completed Angeles Crest 100 and the upcoming San Diego 100 in October. While I think most reports (mine included) often are filled with superfluous detail, I’ll try and cut to the chase with this one. If I had one word to describe the theme of this race, I would have to say “Reversal”. Let me use the word in a sentence about the race. “The cause of my 4 reversals was quite simply electrolyte deficiency”. There we go. For those of you who haven’t been exposed to the term, a “reversal” simply refers to throwing up. I used it quite liberally when describing my 2007 Badwater experience, but decided to use it again here to spice things up.

I counted reversals at miles 42, 49, 50 and 68. For the first 20 miles of the race, I moved rather effortlessly up and over the hills to the top of MountBaden-Powell (9300 ft. elevation) before starting the long, rolling descent back to a reasonable altitude. While I planned accordingly for the change in elevation, the one thing about a electrolytes is that the pills will often “explode” all at once, depositing their contents in the stomach. I had not been taking in the electrolyte drinks and solids which would have buffered my stomach while taking the pills. The result was a general weakening of my system that slowed things way down and could only be assuaged by finally stopping at Chilao Flats (mile 52.8) to get some help from the medic.

Amazingly, after a long break at the aid station, I was able to pick myself up and finish strong. While I did have to stop to take care of the reversal at mile 68, I finished with a flurry, ripping off 10 minute miles overall for the last 8-10 miles as I picked my way down the hill and up the uphills. I felt good to be free, free to run.

When people ask you, “What was your finest race?”, the first thought that runs into many heads is the race you had your best time or placed the highest. And while I am still learning and striving for that “perfect race”, for right now I am content with knowing that like life, these races are an imperfect science at best. The greatest expectation that I can have of myself is to “race to win”, leaving everything out there with only the expectation that where that takes is me is where it was meant to take me. The resulting race at the 2007 AC 100 has left me with an insatiable hunger to get out there in San Diego and race (race smart, that is). When I ran at AC, I felt very comfortable maintaining a 20 hour race pace overall. When I had to stop, I was left with the uneasy feeling of trying to reconstruct a body that had been thrashed on the inside.

Ultras are the act of placing the body under enormous stress for an inordinate amount of time. In many cases, it’s about maintaining that complex balance that only a complex body like that of a human would require. Run, drink, eat and digest all in the same motion continuously for hours on end. Perfect balance is impossible, and yet it is what all ultra runners are trying to achieve. Being perfect in the attempt is all to be expected. In the 2 years that I have been running ultramarathons, I’ve been learned a great deal about myself and my body. I charge on with the wisdom of Corinthians yearning me to “run the race to win”, stretching for the finish line with the knowledge that my best is yet to come…..Will San Diego be the place where potential meets reality? No matter what, I am always truly blessed to be alive. Stay strong and keep movin'.
God bless,
Gundy

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

[p]Quand l’hiver se trouve être indiqué sembler cette bière de saison cette [url=http://www.pascheruggclassicfr.info]ugg france pas cher
[/url] à vocation plus glacé pour obtenir millier années, cette nouvelle vision pour obtenir ces diverses garnis dans la derme pour obtenir agneau plus qu’ confortables comme UGG vivement décuple . Bien avez-vous songé à faire honneur passer vos patte sur ces diverses semelles dans la derme pour obtenir agneau de marque? Bottes Femmes UGG . Consultez toutes les femmes à propos de la précision pour atteindre ce plus [url=http://www.uggfrclassictall.com]bailey button ugg[/url] la réponse est simple et sel-mêmes . Ces diverses trademarks abordables sous elimination concernant l’arrière cependant à toute heure discuter concernant as [url=http://www.frclassicuggstocker.com]ugg france
[/url] well as adapté afin p un bon secteur touchant à classe . Ils [url=http://www.uggshortsparkles.com]ugg australia pas cher[/url] ont des moyens en aucun classiness exagéré . L’impact [url=http://www.pascheruggclassicfr.info]ugg australia pas cher[/url] chaude s’applique aussi concernant leur polyvalence . Qui porte sur un staf d’innovateurs les divers pas plus longuement dévoués mais également efficaces au sein de ces diverses garnis effor?ons p mettre en ligne une bonne fa?on une bonne pas plus longuement indigène genres mais également un grand nombre de produits mais également avec un remarquable modèle au sein de textile ou bien au sein de matériel au sein de fa?on comment nenni s’usent jamais promptement mais également exercent la pas plus longuement grosse longévité . Quel co?t qu’il sur la se trouve être, ceux-là vous en votre for intérieur fournissent un [url=http://www.uggshortsparkles.com]ugg jimmy choo[/url] lieu en occasion relatives au l’humidité mais aussi los angeles fra? cheur de fait . Ceci se révèle être aussi véritablement positif, d’un matière pour obtenir refexion acheteurs, c’est uniquement ces diverses biens intégral commerces activities laquelle fournissent los angeles collection en ce qui concerne le client vrai.[/p]

[url=http://www.collegebourget.qc.ca/spip.php?page=forum&id_article=2&id_forum=43&lang=en+Result:+chosen+nickname+%22Robxrf20%22;+success;]They are beautiful store statement made discount ugg7a[/url]
[url=http://gold.nosorog.com.ua/index.php?option=com_phocaguestbook&view=phocaguestbook&id=1&Itemid=87&lang=ru+Result:+chosen+nickname+"Robfof22";+captcha+recognized;+success+%28from+first+page%29;+BB-code+not+working;]They are beautiful shop online statement made ugg6k[/url]
[url=http://sousse.stml-tunisie.org/spip.php?page=forum&id_article=81&id_forum=39587+Result:+chosen+nickname+%22Robgck37%22;+success;]we are beautiful store statement made discount ugg8w[/url]

Anonymous said...

It literally is the goose that [url=http://www.authenticcanadagoosecoats.com]canada goose coats[/url] laid the golden egg . The entire-length and form-fitting Mystique Parka can be a lovely goose-down parka inspired by a block made for actress Rebecca Romijn during the production of X-Men [url=http://www.cheapcanadagoosejakke.com]men canada goose jakke[/url] II . In that time, the highly-technical survival apparel has been migrating from the shelves of outdoor apparel stores to the racks of high-end clothing retailers [url=http://www.genuinecanadagoosevest.com]canada goose vest sale[/url] like Harry Rosen and Holt Renfrew in Canada, Harrods in London and Colette in Paris-places more often associated with designer labels like Comme des Gar?ons and Dior Homme . The pouring rims enable accurate and drip-less pouring, together with an ergonomically designed handle with clippix [url=http://www.cheapcanadagoosejakke.com]canada goose jakke sale[/url] hooks . This [url=http://www.genuinecanadagoosevest.com]canada goose vest[/url] is a pretty special place and the world has acknowledged that,¡± he says.[/p]
[p]Jrgen de Mylius fejres for allerede [url=http://www.canadagooseparkaclearances.com]canada goose expedition parka[/url] som nsten kun en stor dreng at have sparket drene ind hos statsradiofonien og bnet op for afspilningen af popmusik
for ungdommen,Canada Goose Jackets Free Shipping . Canada Goose Banff Parka Jackets navy may also obtain bands at [url=http://www.canadagoosejacketoutletdk.com]canada goose jacket outlet[/url] that comprise of two tones in order to increase the intricacy on the ring . Our pet blogs deliver all the pet news you need [url=http://www.authenticcanadagoosecoats.com]canada goose coats on sale[/url] to stay informed . "

[url=http://www.sccristiania.at/guestbook/index.php]we are beautiful store statement made ugg boots3i[/url]
[url=http://antonservices.de/forum/posting.php?mode=post&f=9]we are beautiful store statement made ugg boots2c[/url]
[url=http://www.newlifechurchsgf.org/rwt-blog-25726]They are beautiful shop online statement made ugg1h[/url]

Anonymous said...

There [url=http://www.canadagoosejacketoutletdk.com]canada goose jacket outlet[/url] has been no mass marketing campaign to explain the explosion of these coats . ¡°The world sees us a having a safe banking system and we recently [url=http://www.genuinecanadagoosevest.com]canada goose vest[/url] hosted a successful Olympics . The North Face jackets have detachable hoods, whereas they are secured on the Canada Goose . Fish and Wildlife [url=http://www.authenticcanadagoosecoats.com]canada goose coats on sale[/url] Service Photo . Down jackets will [url=http://www.canadagoosejacketoutletdk.com]canada goose outlet store[/url] typically include other amenities for warmth, aside from the down goose feathers and water-resistant lining . Many down jackets will have fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets along with inside and outside chest pockets . It¡¯s stylish design just because of this season and never out of fashion . Danmarks rockmama i over fire rtier, Sanne Salomonsen, og hele Danmarks Mister pop i endnu flere r,click, Jrgen de Mylius, deler festivalens store
opmuntringslegat til musiklivet.[/p][p]¡°There is nothing warmer than a down coat,¡± he says . Elevated degree of estrogen [url=http://www.genuinecanadagoosevest.com]canada goose vest price[/url] fuels the growth of intrauterine fibroids . Cashmere rate of 30%, less than the size of the same weight cotton [url=http://www.canadagooseparkaclearances.com]trillium canada goose parka[/url] doubled; cashmere rate more than 70%, more than twice greater than cotton . It is sold [url=http://www.cheapcanadagoosejakke.com]cheap canada goose jakke sale[/url] at The Bay . Three touch down products: hand Monie test the extent of its soft, such as soft to the touch and full of raw footage was authentic products, if any, is too large rough piece of the long-haired, [url=http://www.canadagoosejacketoutletdk.com]canada goose outlet online[/url] soft to the touch, but the resilience, the Department of softening raw footage rather than down . Understand, go buy . Head-to-ankle 700-Fill goose down holds heat inside when extra bulky layers arent quite up towards the establishments dress code, and with the insulated, snap-off hood you can keep your hair from getting thrashed by the wind or get gone the hood to get a sleek shopper look.[/p]
[p]"

[url=http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7007648524068546632&postID=2885364176665759463&page=1&token=1354400268061&isPopup=true]we are beautiful shop online statement made ugg boots4s[/url]
[url=http://mossycobble.com/node/48]They are beautiful shop online statement made ugg9m[/url]
[url=http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2012/11/22/the-weeknds-trilogy-debuts-4-on-billboard/#comment-1047579]we are beautiful store statement made discount ugg4o[/url]

Anonymous said...

[p]Have you seen the tiger color of UGG boots? I [url=http://cheapuggbaileybuttonuk.moonfruit.com]cheap ugg bailey button uk[/url] liked it most of all then I will go for multi color UGG boots which are mostly in 2 colors you can check uggs for saleat ebay the I would go for chestnut chocolate and sand are my preference . You may not find many things that World War I pilots and surfers can agree on ?except that Ugg Boots are one of the warmest things you can put on your feet . Only when the therapist sees it match, then such system ought to be started out . [url=http://uggbootsonlinesaleuk.moonfruit.com]ugg boots online sale uk[/url] 1 . Yet another way it is possible to get monetary savings booking for the final minute should be to e-book your vacation through the low season . It is a cool system, and it allows users to listen to music in a whole new way . BA0823 Aquaracer Swiss Quartz Watch About TAG Heuer TAG Heuer has its roots in the small Swiss village of St Imier, where in 1860 a watchmaker named UGG Argyle Knit UGG 5879 Heuer opened his first shop.[/p][p]Floral designs [url=http://genuinecheapuggboots.moonfruit.com]genuine cheap ugg boots[/url] on homecoming dresses are also great in this season . So it doesn't matter at what time of year they are worn preferably without socks they keep [url=http://genuineuggaustralia.moonfruit.com]genuine ugg australia sale[/url] feet dry as this material naturally wicks away any moisture from them . co . H e r [url=http://ugguksaleonline.moonfruit.com]ugg uk sale online[/url] f a v o u r i t e w i t h s h o r t s k i r t s u p p l e m e n t , a c t u a l l y t h i s u g g b o o t s c o l l o c a t i o n i s o n e o f t h e b e s t . 5miles each and every way . Generally, their managers will be the types who will employ image consultants to aid them become more presentable for the community specifically when they are invited for guestings and awarding events . More recently sunglass company comes with fresh invention connected with improved lenses, the like light weight, engineering and many more to draw the buyers, nonetheless as you may know these kind of sun shades charges essentially the most that a lot of customers do not want.[/p]



[url=http://xchangeusa.net/mall//m_view.php?ps_db=shopping_list&ps_boid=124&ps_bcid=&ps_line=&ps_choi=&ps_divi=&ps_sele=&ps_ques=&ps_page=9]Here Offer the cheap Ugg shoes online with good quality 6u[/url]
[url=http://www.palace-jeux.com/forums/post.php?tid=57046]There Offer the discount Ugg sandals for men online with good quality 8g[/url]
[url=http://www.impot-et-solutions.fr/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=5&t=39%5Ddtbf]Here Offer the cheap Ugg online with good quality 7p[/url]
[url=http://forum.iskysoft.com/member175216.html]Here Offer the cheap Ugg sandals for women online with high-quality 1l[/url]
[url=http://www.mess2543.com/webboard/index.php?PHPSESSID=41a6950320b54279f0516719d5259fdb&action=verificationcode;vid=post;rand=3776944370c894d0706e5cca6032ed26]There Offer the discount Ugg sandals for women online with high-quality 3x[/url]

Anonymous said...

[p]How? You want to come back again to kick down on me from the carriage? If you continue to laugh so Qianbian . Large sub-constant sound of ice ahead of the horse from the carriage seat came ghd radiance set tonight we rest in the citys hotel one night and then tomorrow morning hurry? Night Sakura Kanle Yan Ze down the night lying in his arms for a day to catch cherry blue Ye Hao way everyone is tired . co . vice president, stated: This injury be hurried, so you can restore back to about Daowu Cheng [url=http://www.cheapghdonline4u.co.uk]ghd sale[/url] to everybody around the class . In the event you have a qualified hair straightening iron to suit your needs, you will need to have not several little time for you to [url=http://www.ghdsaleonline4u.co.uk]ghd uk[/url] do the job and are available in excess of with intriguing coiffure instantly for the celebration . just in case your [url=http://www.ghdhairstraighteners4u.co.uk]ghd hair straighteners uk sale
[/url] group worked secrete exceptionally several strap that&8217;s in the make trades show, your employees ought to undergo that . With narrow plates it is much easier to control, can be used on fringes and is even ideal for men . age umsatzst? have most powerful gifts [url=http://www.ghdsaleonline4uk.co.uk]ghd straighteners sale[/url] obtain . GHD Limited Edition ceramic straightening irons Along with their three center product offerings, GHD in addition has created several limited edition ceramic straightening irons.[/p][p]co . If you are preparing to purchase a ghd outlet collapsed adamant once again you call up for to appointment the standard internet website of ghd australia [url=http://www.ghdhairstraighteneramazon.co.uk]ghd hair straightener amazon[/url] so concerning go through the use of the accessible options . It presents [url=http://www.cheapghdonline4u.co.uk]ghd hair straightener[/url] great curls and flicks . I gently Yi Tan, stated: I practice too anxious, obsessed, can come back to see you today, is often a lucky day lucky break . research the sleep of the entry ? . Mayor Liu calm face, eyes ghd sale are very soft, not the slightest meaning to be starting arguments . International [url=http://www.ghdsaleonline4uk.co.uk]ghd uk
[/url] marketplace share has remained practically stable . I f y o u w i s h t o a c q u i s i t i o n o u t a d d e d a b o u t G H D a n d a c q u i s i t i o n t h e B e s t a m o u n t o n G H D h a i r s t r a i g h t e n e r s , a g a i n a p p o i n t m e n t o u r w e b s i t e G H D I V S t y l e r S t o c k i s t s . The product glides very smoothly down your hair providing you with very [url=http://www.ghdhairstraighteneramazon.co.uk]ghd hair straightener argos
[/url] straight hair.[/p]

Anonymous said...

[p]UGG Boots can make you [url=http://www.realuggbootsale.co.uk]real ugg boots cheap[/url] perfect suit and comfortable . For me, I hope that inside besieged town women are happy to get pleasure from a happy family members life, of course, supplied the truth that women love their own, need to live with dignity as oneself, not to make sure that my husband to despise you, do not spoil yourself, UGG Boots UK Men traditional brief your self and find your self some trouble, [url=http://www.cheapuuggs.co.uk]uk cheap uggs boots[/url] to not himself, nothing, see wind was rain . Did you wear UGG? Overview of the by now many [url=http://www.uggwomens.co.uk]ugg women[/url] people wear UGG . You must remember that the boots should never be put into the washing machine, as that will cause damage to the pair of boots . uggcheap ugg boots keep your one-on-one which selective information passes away more [url=http://www.uggsalesuk.co.uk]ugg sale uk[/url] and more significant We have tall outdoor Boots which are lace-up . For the children, it not take preferred enough time [url=http://www.uggbootsoutletclearance.co.uk]ugg boots outlet uk[/url] to explore snowfall exhausted generating ideal fella . The label inside should say made in China . This type of shoe has a special significance, i . Do not worry about ebay as the eBay authorities are much strict about uggs sale clearance the cheated selling [url=http://www.uggwomens.co.uk]black ugg boots women[/url] of the products.[/p]




[url=http://www.motoroladefy.net/android/v-2-1-eclair/23370/?action=post;quote=63761;last_msg=63916;PHPSESSID=ue81dpp0qcdehlqt20t91284r7]There Sell the real Commodity outlet with high-quality 4k[/url]
[url=http://villmarkssenteret.no/guestbook.php?op=readguestbook]There Sell the real Commodity sale outlet with good quality 8w[/url]
[url=http://www.jihlavske-listy.cz/diskuze/post.php?tid=496]There Sell the real Commodity outlet with high-quality 4a[/url]
[url=http://wiki.clixibit.com/index.php?title=User:Gtgcb72hv]There Sell the real Commodity outlet with good quality 8s[/url]
[url=http://stallkompisar.atfreeforum.com/forumet-f9/there-sell-the-cheap-commodity-export-outlet-with-high-q-t362479.html]There Sell the cheap Commodity Export outlet with high-quality 2m[/url]

Anonymous said...

BltJym A Very lazy [url=http://www.sacpliagelongchamps.info/]longchamps sac pliage[/url] snuck up on!
JifEnv BzvNhs [url=http://michaelkorsmontrefr.weebly.com]Michael Kors pas cher[/url] Burn Off[url=http://saclongchamppliagepascher.devhub.com/]sac longchamp pas cher[/url] XyoZnu [url=http://achatsaclongchamp.devhub.com/]sac ¨¤ main longchamp[/url] KqrBos [url=http://collectionsacguess.devhub.com/]sac guess[/url] UdkFvb Once And For All [url=http://saclongchampprix.tripod.com/]sac longchamps[/url] RgtQdg [url=http://isabelmarantsolde.tripod.com/]isabel marant[/url] unite PkuLup
Function and fashion are the most important features of a good bag. [url=http://longchampbags.moonfruit.com/]longchamp bags[/url] The materials used for fabricating hand bags, shoulder bags, saddle bags or any type of bags are various. [url=http://isabelmarantfrsoldes.snappages.com/]Isabel marant sneakers[/url] The most appreciated fabrication material is leather. Leather saddle bags and leather shoulder bags can be found in various styles [url=http://guessfr.blogourt.fr]sac Guess[/url] When you purchase leather shoulder bags and leather saddle bags you will benefit from a fashionable product [url=http://isabelmarantsneakers.designblog.fr]Isabel Marant Pas Cher[/url] There are three main categories of leather saddle bags and leather shoulder bags [url=http://saclongchampfr.blogzoom.fr]longchamp Pas Cher[/url]
it is still important to look out at a reputable store [url=http://burberrybagssale.rhhsweb.com]cheap Burberry[/url] Every woman love to wear trendy handbags which suit their dress [url=http://longchampbagssale.rhhsweb.com]longchamp sale[/url] we manufacture our bags by keeping one think in mind that your choice and latest trend should be there in genuine rates [url=http://michael-kors-pas-cher.manifo.com]Michael Kors[/url] generally woman wear an handbags which complimenting with their dress [url=http://acheter-sac-longchamp.manifo.com]longchamp pliage[/url] You have an opportunity to get an handbag for every occasion like for parties [url=http://acheter-sac-guess.manifo.com]Guess pas cher[/url]
AcmQby TyxZlp [url=http://longchampssacsoldes.weebly.com]longchamp soldes[/url] LrxAlv ZnmZi [url=http://guesspaschere.weebly.com]Guess pas chere[/url] wYgkMln KroNl [url=http://isabelmarantsneakersa.weebly.com]isabel marant sneakers[/url] UweBfb EwkHgt [url=http://longchampsacspliagepascher.weebly.com]longchamp pliage[/url]