50KM finisher. 😭
It was absolutely the hardest thing I have ever done, and it had nothing to do with the 31—closer to 32—miles we ran.
I was TOTALLY unprepared for the heat of this race. We started at 1pm, so right in thick of 86° weather and a sun that was blaring. I instantly threw out all my hopes of running a marathon like I did a few weeks ago in Milan, and just running or walking the remaining five. My twin sister was handling the weather like a beast, but we both decided to just play it safe and take it slow. The end result is no pain today, but a little disappointment in the performance. But at least we set a PR, and even better a PR that can easily be broken in better weather conditions. I’m already looking at @evergladesultras next March!
I plan to write up something about being uncrewed on this race because we definitely faced some challenges, especially in terms of aid stations. But if you want a challenging race, this is definitely one to consider!
Oh, and just like in Milan, Hadley got to watch us cross the finish line and get our medals via FaceTime!
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