February 24, 2013

Mount Cheaha 50K results

Mission complete! Three weekends of tough racing culminated with the Mount Cheaha 50K (pronounced chee-haw), a race to the top of Alabama and my first 50K. Of all the races, I was looking forward to this the most -- as a break from the monotony of the roads with some gorgeous Alabama nature. 


Thanks to my Alabama Outdoors teammate Michael for sticking with me during this race and helping me through with his positive attitude. This was his final "easy" run to prep for the Double Top 100 next week. 

Final time: 6:25, 53rd overall. Feeling throughout the race: awe and amazement. Some highlights were the waist-deep water crossing (and many more knee-deep water crossings) and the straight-up (as in that's the direction you had to move against gravity) climb through a boulder zone. If you are interested in running a 50K in Alabama, definitely add this to the list. 

I'll be back with the full report and pictures next week. 

17 comments:

  1. What an unbelievable accomplishment!

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  2. You are pretty clean in that photo. Lol A close up of that plaque, please.

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    1. We were joking that we got to take about 10 baths during the race with all the water crossings. Cleaned our injuries and muddy falls right up!:)

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    2. I guess that works. Glad it was fun. Do you have plans for another ultra?

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  3. Holy moly woman, you are amazing!!! Nice work!

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  4. Congratulations!!! You're an ultramarathoner - how cool is that?! Way to go!!!

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  5. Congrats!!! Are you part Energizer Bunny or what???

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    1. This race totally reminded me that I'm human.:) I am lying in bed in my church clothes because it hurts too bad to stand up and change.

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  6. Great job!!! I've heard this is a really tough race. Can't wait for the recap!

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  7. You amaze me!! Where do you find the energy and how do you stay injury free? I need to know your secret!

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  8. You are just unreal lady! I am speechless!

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  9. woooowwee!! Congrats lady!! I just kinda starred at the 6:25 in amazement!!

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  10. You are amazing and wonderful! I don't know how you do it! Congratulations! I hope to be speedy like you some day! I was actually at a pace 2 minutes slower than what I usually run at the Princess Half, and I think it was because there were like 10 million (exaggeration) people and a billion characters along the track, but I had so much fun, and that's all that matters (in my opinion). Hopefully next time I can run a little faster! But seriously, you are amazing. Congratulations again!

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  11. You are amazing!! I'm so impressed that your body let you race so hard three weeks in a row... I would have been spent after that first marathon. Congrats again!!

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