Saturday, May 4, 2013

Going Nuts "Watching" the Girl's 100 Mile Race

She should be done within an hour. I'm not saying that running would have been easier, but "watching" all the updates for over 24 hours has been crazy. I couldn't sleep last night, imagining all kinds of misfortune on the very technical trails around "the Hammer".

Scratch that. She is in:

She looks as good as after 20 hours.

I didn't think it was possible to just jump into a 100 miler and finish, so I am more than impressed. First and only woman. Only second woman to ever finish this notoriously difficult race. I am so proud!

I ran my own race today. In beautiful weather, the Firkløvermarathon was run here in Næstved, on our local trails. I was actually hoping for a fast time, loosely aiming for 1:16 to 1:18. The legs felt ok, but the time was 1:22. The course is known to be long, but it still doesn't translate to less than a 1:20. The second-place guy ran a 1:29 and was hoping for a 1:20, so maybe the course was tougher than we thought. There were constant turns and little, so one had to accelerate back up to speed very frequently.

A win is a win, and there were many friends there running and wathcing. Still, the time is disappointing.


SteveQ said...

That was an epic first 100! I keep saying that you're either born to run those distances or you're not (and there's nothing you can do if, like me, you're not, but not do them) and she's a natural. It's just a shame that there's not time to make this year's 24 hour team; I think she's May-Britt's successor.

Karina said...

Tillykke med din sejr! Og tillykke med din kone - hun er da for sej og en stor inspiration for mig :)

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