When we last left our hero and heroine they were quite chippy…
17 miles into their 50k… whistling and having a jolly old time.
Miles 17-24 included a bit more walking… Judi was having some back issues… my "hot spot" was now two blisters on the outside of my left foot.
Remember that shoe on my table?
Yep… new Sauconys… I'd decided to not wear them because while comfortable for running… they are new and not quite so comfortable to walk in… instead I pulled out some 2 year old shoes that I've done literally over 1500 miles in… and these shoes are broken down… you guessed it… on the left side of the left shoe.
Check out the heel… or lack thereof on the left shoe. This caused my foot to roll out a bit more than usual and… blister.
Really… I could run better than I could walk… and would sometimes run ahead of Judi… then stand on one foot until she caught up…
Somewhere along here we passed the marathon distance
The last 7 miles was an exercise in us asking ourselves… as well as asking each other… "What are we doing out here?" "What is it we are trying to prove?"
I realized at some point that our Garmins were set up to auto pause if we were going slower than a 20 minute mile pace… which we were at times.
And I'm just the kind of nerd to stop and fix that so I could get data from a 20:42 mile we clocked…