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is, at this moment, in the last three miles of a one-hundred mile ultra-marathon that she started at 11:00 AM yesterday morning, and has been running/walking steadily since, through the night, and into this afternoon.

Not bad for a 60 year old, eh?

Below, a photo taken just before the start, late yesterday morning...I'm quite proud of her determination and discipline, something that I don't possess nearly enough of, but I support her in these things, and do what I can to to help make them happen.

This Ultra is her tenth 100 miler, and will be her fifth to finish.
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Wha? emoticon What an amazing feat! We're all pulling for her to reach the finish line unscathed.
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Congrats to her!
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What, no trombone? Really?

Very impressive nonetheless!
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GBaby wrote:
What, no trombone? Really?
She took the accordion.
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I've done a few tough mudders and of course the Bagram Hiking Club but that's unbelievably next-level. Congrats to her!
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Mad props for that. Incredible to think that some say in a 100 mile footrace among all of the animals of the earth a fit human such as your wife would win the race.
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I do some similarly stupid things on bicycles, but at least I can rest on the downhills.

No need to ask what she is running away from, we've all seen your Sturgis getup.
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Big congratulations. Quite an accomplishment.
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After 28 hours of running, walking, and questioning why any sane person would put themselves through something like this, she crossed the finish line.
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C'mon, who wouldn't torture one's self for a fancy belt buckle like this?
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Wow, wow, just wow! Just staying awake for 28 hours is an incredible feat, let alone run/walk/crouch/roll/jump 100 miles. I'm very impressed.
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Brough tears to my eyes. That is an enormous accomplishment.
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Very, very cool. In my other life I worked professionally with a couple of local running ledgends—Barb, who ran 100 milers into her 80s and Vicki, who ran 100s through her 70s and hopes to do it at 80 down at Across the Years in Phoenix this December.
Congrats to her and mad props to you for ground support!
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Woot woot.
I know the dedication and commitment required for marathons / triathlons and I couldn't even fathom an Ultra. Much respect to your wife!! Clap emoticon

Cheers
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She's posing with her buckle about a minute after crossing the finish line,
she can barely stand up here, and isn't aware that she's seriously listing to port and about to fall down in the trackside grass and embark on a brief but impressive 'dry heaves event'.
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Impressive! Congrats to her (and her support team). That's a huge achievement at any age.
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She can now add her new buckle to the other four of her 100 miler finisher buckles.
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The whole run was on the track?! No wonder she was leaning left at the end.

Imagine she logs a lot of miles training for these runs. Bet she spends more on running shoes in a year than you do on your scooters.
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JBacklund wrote:
is, at this moment, in the last three miles of a one-hundred mile ultra-marathon that she started at 11:00 AM yesterday morning, and has been running/walking steadily since, through the night, and into this afternoon.

Not bad for a 60 year old, eh?

Below, a photo taken just before the start, late yesterday morning...I'm quite proud of her determination and discipline, something that I don't possess nearly enough of, but I support her in these things, and do what I can to to help make them happen.

This Ultra is her tenth 100 miler, and will be her fifth to finish.
I commend both your wife's resilience for completing such a feat! and your bravery for announcing her age on the WWW
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The whole run was on the track?! No wonder she was leaning left at the end.

Imagine she logs a lot of miles training for these runs. Bet she spends more on running shoes in a year than you do on your scooters.
It ended at the Custer, South Dakota high school track, about a third mile of it at that.

The other 99.6 miles were on a groomed gravel path that is 10-12 feet wide.

This is a typical section of the running path they were on. It's an old railroad bed converted to a biking/running/hiking path.
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She trains for months before the marathons, running further and further on her weekends, up to about fifty miles once several weeks before the actual 'race'. She'll barely run at all in that two weeks before the event.

I think she said that she has about eight pairs of running shoes, so she has a ways to go before she would catch up to me in scooter/motorcycle expenditures.
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I suppose at some point in this thread that I should point out that I am the opposite of Trixie, and have more 1st place medals for masterful excellence in couch potato-ism than she does for running.
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Bravo Trixie ! Clap emoticon

I tend to agree with your approach, JB.
Whenever I feel the urge to engage in any serious exercise,
I withdraw to a place of quiet and take a nap until the feeling passes !
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Amazingly, Trixie is almost back to normal today, with not more than a small foot blister and a bit of a sore back.

She was walking normally by yesterday afternoon.

I don't know... it's just weird.
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