Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Moving Along....

Part Of the Race Course


Even 4 days following MMTR I am still on a high. In fact I think it has taken this long for it truly to sink in that I ran 54 freaking miles!!

By Tuesday I could lower myself into a seat without assistance. Stairs were also doable and no longer an enemy. It also took until Tuesday for the swelling in my feet to go away and if it were not for the one little “hot spot” under my one toe my feet would be perfect.

So to close out my final thought on this event I have noted some Random Race Tidbits:

Starters: 258
Finishers: 186 (only 72% finished…wow)
Food eaten at Aid Stations: boiled potatoes (lots of them with salt), pretzels, gummy bears, cheese and crackers
Number of Honey Stingers: 14
Fluids taken in: over 200 oz. (water and Gatorade)
Number of Potty Stops: 7
Hours that I listened to music: 6 hrs. (best mix ever)
Toenails Lost: NONE (sorry Marcy)
Blisters: 1 small one and 1 raw spot under a toe
Weight Lost: 2 lbs. (am sure I have already gained this back)

What is next…. DISNEY Marathon on January 11th. My husband signed us up for this event and we are both looking forward to it. I will do some very small runs for the next two weeks and get some swim time in at our Sports Club pool. The more I stretch the better I feel. The more I move around the better I feel. I have said this before but one of the best benefits to running trail events is the fast recovery. The road is not our friends folks.

THANKS again for ALL of the cheering along the way and awesome comments. You all ROCK!!



Robin

27 comments:

Marcy said...

No toenails missing IS GOOD!! That stuff gives me the heebie jeebies. GAH! Black toenails? Ok. Missing? *shudder* *puke*

cindy said...

No, YOU rock!! 54 miles - amazing!!!

Enjoy recovery and feel proud girl. The Disney Marathon will be a cinch ;-) How fun that your husband is doing it too!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Sounds like an awesome race experience all the way around.

Good luck with the training for the Disney Marathon

BeachRunner said...

Great tidbits and after MMTR all you have is a hot spot on your toe!!!???. I have to repeat my praise of your accomplishment once again. You rock! The Disney Marathon will be a such a blast and, I was thinking that it probably seem like a cakewalk for you. What a great and fun event to look forward to (nice job Hubby).

Marlene said...

So happy to hear that you are recovering quickly! I think I'm in worse shape that you and I only ran 13 miles. :p

ShirleyPerly said...

Interesting stats! Great to hear your feet fared well but bummed that I will be in Minnesota the weekend you and many others come to Orlando to run Disney. WAAHH!!!

jen said...

Congrats on your amazing race finish! So glad you got to experience the perfect race that you trained so hard for. What an awesome support crew you have! You make ultra running sound so fun.

Enjoy your continued recovery and the crosstraining. Disney should be fun, and it's coming soon!

D10 said...

Glad the recovery is going well. The marathon is going to seem so short!

Oh, and the milky way thing, I read about it in a Runners World article. I like that you eat potatoes!

*aron* said...

you are so awesome :) glad your recovery is going so awesome!!!

thanks for the honey stinger tip! my husband just started using them so i am going to have to steal one to try :)

Shoe Running said...

Hey! I just found your blog through D10's blog...you totally rock! That is such an accomplishment...I can't even imagine running 54 miles. Awesome! Hope your recovery goes well :)

sunshine said...

awesome job, lady!

CTBamaFan said...

Stat that made me laugh.
Starters: 258
Finishers: 186 (only 72% finished…wow)

ONLY 72%! I'm impressed that one person finished. I still cannot wrap my head around the concept of 54 hard, hilly miles in 11 hours. Are you kidding me?

May have to try the honey stingers for my marathon training.

Kevin said...

Great to hear you are recovering well. You really do rock!! Disney should be a breeze

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

Great job out there. Time for 100 miles?

Blog My Runs.com said...

Wooo Hooo Robin, so sorry I been late to the party but wanted to stop by and give you a HUGE Congrats!!!!

Way to get it done you Ultra Gal on a tough course in 11 hours ish... , WOW, you did soooo awesome!

Very Happy for you Robin! Enjoy your recovery time!!!!

RunBubbaRun said...

That's great your recovering well.

That's great, I did the Disney marathon about 2 years ago. Very nice Mickey "bling" when you finish..

Rest up and congrats again.

Nick said...

You must soak yourself in a tub of ice cold beer for at least two weeks after any race. That includes 5k's, 5 milers, 50 milers....

A soda straw for the beer is optional.

Shannon said...

Yahoo!

I'm really impressed that you actually ran that many miles AND you didn't lose a toenail. WOWzie.

:) Rest up.....

Wes said...

Recovery is coming along well!! I'm not sure when I'll be able to run again. I suspect this weekend, when I ref a soccer tournament!! Very cool you are doing Disney together. That is really a fun marathon!!

kelly said...

Yeah!! Way to go! I am glad that you had such a great race. I am glad that you are recovering so quickly. I am sure that the Disney Marathon will be a blast, but it will be harder on your legs than the trail. Good luck with your marathon training.

Girl on Top said...

That is a whole lot of distance!

mrjwhit~ said...

That is a lot of miles sister. Way to go!

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Steve Stenzel said...

"boiled potatoes"??? It makes sense, but YUCK! NICE JOB!! Way to be in that minor percentage!!!

Congrats again!!

I Run for Fun said...

I need to start running on trails. I am not a fan of the roads.
You deserve to take the month off. Enjoy and bask in the feeling...You rock!

SLB said...

Now that's a fine body of stats!

Caroline said...

Hey, wow, after this the Disney Marathon will be like an easy run. Love the tidbits from race day!