Hey fellow hippies,
I ran a 50K this past Saturday. It’s been just under a year since my second hip replacement so I’m feeling pretty cocky. Finished 4th overall with a time of 5 hours and 22 minutes and 10:23 average pace to include aid station stops. By the way my new favorite ultra food is canned boiled potatoes dipped in salt. Yum.
I ran in my Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3s.. great trail version of the Clifton 3. It was a beautiful morning for a trail run in the low country. I tripped hard on a root at mile 19 and went down like the Titanic! Back up and finished the next 12 miles with no problems. Started aching a little later that day on my right side.. apparently I bruised a rib when I fell. Its killing me today but x-rays confirmed I’ll live 🙂 Great news is that both hips felt amazing throughout the event.
Once I heal up I’m looking at some Sprint Tri’s this summer and maybe a 50 miler in the fall?
God I love running…
Check out the race at: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=39135