Wambaw Swamp Stomp 50K Ultra

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

 

3 thoughts on “Wambaw Swamp Stomp 50K Ultra

  1. Best race name ever. Also potatoes rule. Also “down like the Titanic” <—gold. (glad you are OK)

    Congrats!! I am inspired.

  2. Wow! That is awesome and inspiring! I have some mountain trail runs coming up. I hope to finish my 25K’s in the time it took YOU to do 50K. Thanks for the report! (Your shirt is on the way)

  3. Tom – I know mountain trail runs are a lot tougher than the ultras here in the low country… There are NO hills.. zero LOL. Can’t wait to rock my shirt at my next race. Thanks!

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