Let The Experiment Begin!

Out of prison – on parole

Of course, I am already violating my parole conditions but oh well.

After 3 1/2 months of imprisonment, I am escaping and going to do the 100-hour (4 days and 4 hours) race at Jackalope Jam starting Wednesday!

There is no goal, It’s going to be an experimental event.

I will see how my foot responds during and after x number of miles. If I have to rest then, I will. I don’t know how long a rest that would be but that’s part of the experiment.

My primary goal is to see how doing more than a few miles at once and in a row will affect my foot.

Despite “recommendations” otherwise I did 4 walks in a row (4 days in a row) and although they were short miles (11, 6, 11, 7) they were a test to see how i responded. It wasn’t great but it wasn’t as bad as it has been.

I have to know where I am as far as training for HOTS and Vol State goes. Do I need to pull out of HOTS to be able to do Vol State? Or, will my foot be able to handle both? Inquiring minds want to know.

I have even more disappointment in the medical establishment after this experience, however. They don’t understand people who do ultras. sigh.

I have learned a lot and accomplished an amazing amount in the 3.5 months so i am grateful for that. I’m now on edit #3 of my new book (From Tipping Point to Turning Point). It’s definitely different than I thought it would be when I started but that’s half the fun.

I will post updates. It’s weird finally having something to write about again.