Monday, October 18, 2010
2010 North Face Endurance Challenge 50k Race Report
Guys, believe me when I tell you that I have been trying to consolidate my thoughts, observations, feelings and nuggets of wisdom I learned from this race ever since I finished it around 30 hours ago. It's been a tough challenge to do that. I'm going to do my best at this race report, but my mind is still wandering here and there, from this point in the race to that point, Mile 25 back to Mile 4...
... I'm guessing that you do the same thing when you finish a big race goal. I hope so, at least.
I was at work a good portion of the day on Friday. Actually, I don't think I got to my desk until about 10:30am, but that's another story. Anyway, At lunch, I made the 25 minute drive up to the host hotel for the North Face in order to pick up my bib and race bag. When I arrived, I was fairly surprised to see that North Face (let's shorten it by referring to them as TNF) had NO expo setup whatsoever for packet pickup. Seriously. They had a few tables that bibs were categorized on, but no expo.
Bummed about that. Who doesn't want to look for some more useless "I'm a Runner" logo goods? At any rate, I picked up my bag and headed back toward my office. Race shirt was really a TNF tech shirt with the race logo on one sleeve. Nice enough, to be sure.