(Long) Story of my first 50 Mile UltraMarathon

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(Long) Story of my first 50 Mile UltraMarathon

Postby MikayP » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:47 am

I hope some of you read it. I understand if you dont, it is rather long. I put it in a word document rather than just having a huge page of text.

If I had to sum up that day in one sentence I would have to say. One of the proudest, and definitely most painful, days of my life.

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Postby happyfeet » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:29 am

Great post, thanks for taking the time to write it up. I really enjoy reading peoples race/running experiences. Very motivating.

How do you feel now after the race? recovering ok? From what I've read, most people right after the race swear they will never do another, then after a few weeks they start itching and planning for the next one.

I'm actually looking for an ultra to run in the late fall of 2010, this one is on the list of potentials.
good job!
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Postby erske » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:48 am

Great work man! :D thanks for sharing
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Postby ultra_whippet » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:02 am

Fantastic effort, I really enjoyed reading that! And nice photos too :)
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Postby skoptic » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:45 pm

Well done Mikay! Really good to hear all your highs and lows .. and huge congratulations for getting to your goal :-)

One thing that I have found in all my ultras, and which came across in abundance in your doc was the camaraderie and supportive nature of the events. It's the little asides, comments, supportive gestures (from sticking with your mate 2 miles from the end.. or your folks coming to pick you up at the end).


Very happy for you :-)
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Postby MikayP » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:11 am

thanks guys for the good wishes

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How do you feel now after the race? recovering ok? From what I've read, most people right after the race swear they will never do another, then after a few weeks they start itching and planning for the next one.

I'm actually looking for an ultra to run in the late fall of 2010, this one is on the list of potentials.
good job!


the day after i felt pretty poor. an hour or two after i woke up i ran about a mile...started with weak limp then at the end it almost felt that i had no pain. was walking around my place great. then i sat down for like 20 minutes and when i got up the pain was there again since everything tightened up again. but after about the 3rd day i felt pretty good.

ya i mean id lie if i said i wouldnt do another. as everyday passes im more and more looking forward to the next one, whenever that is. although i havent done any others this one seemed like a really high quality ultra. lots of great aid stations and great scenery.

[quote="skoptic"]Well done Mikay! Really good to hear all your highs and lows .. and huge congratulations for getting to your goal :-)



thanks skoptic. really gave me some great advice the last few weeks before it happened which really helped.
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Postby The Lurker » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:34 pm

that was a great read - thanks for sharing, and well done!
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Re: (Long) Story of my first 50 Mile UltraMarathon

Postby xJimx » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:20 pm

[quote="MikayP"]

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Doing push ups at the finish line; that's hardcore dude :wink:

Seriously though, congratulations. I've probably never run 50 miles my entire life, let alone in one go.
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Postby Konstantin » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:42 pm

Absolutely incredible, well done mate. The profile alone tells a story, I don't know which is more scary, the height gains, or the sheer distance. This is inspiring stuff, massive respect to you.

[quote="xJimx"]I've probably never run 50 miles my entire life, let alone in one go.


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Postby KaliBaby » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:55 pm

[quote="MikayP"]the day after i felt pretty poor. an hour or two after i woke up i ran about a mile...started with weak limp then at the end it almost felt that i had no pain. was walking around my place great. then i sat down for like 20 minutes and when i got up the pain was there again since everything tightened up again. but after about the 3rd day i felt pretty good.

think it would take me a month to recover haha. congratulations on such a great accomplishment!
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Postby xrodolfox » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:23 pm

Congratulations!
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Postby Mr. Cleetus » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:39 pm

That's awesome MikayP! Well done. Thanks for the write up.
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Postby runrevolt » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:40 pm

So glad to see this...just awesome.
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Postby runner » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:24 pm

how long did it take you?

50M :shock:
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Postby MikayP » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:39 pm

[quote="runner"]how long did it take you?

50M :shock:


took me. 11:34.

13.54 pace i believe. hills/mountains just murdered me
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