Monday, November 8, 2010

Masochist Recap

MMTR 2010
photo: Eco-X/Clark Zealand

I had a great time this past weekend at Masochist even though the race didn't go nearly as well as I hoped.  Do they ever?  I didn't really go into this race with any huge expectations.  I just wanted to have fun and beat my time from '07 (7:53) in what I planned to be my last race of 2010.  I thought I could fairly easily run under 7:53 and guessed that I would probably be somewhere around the mid 7:30's based on some recent workouts and my increased experience as an ultrarunner three years later.  It turns out that I was mistaken and unfortunately it was not going to be easy from the start.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MMTR Miracle

Just thought I'd share this for those of you who haven't seen this video from Josh Cox's 1997 victory and then course record at Masochist.  I'm hoping for my own MMTR miracle.

"Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional."
~David Horton

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