Vol State Update: Pictures from the roads - by Naresh Kumar via ULTRAlist on July 18th, 2012
I have never been in a thunderstorm this bad in my whole life. Nature did put on a beautiful electric show followed by a torrential downpour. It was like as if Hell had diarrhea and it crapped the hell out on Tennessee.
Broken branches and debris were all over the sand mountain. Just one of those moments where I think "Thanks God I am not running it this year"
Josh and Paul's finish line pictures updated in my album. *
http://tinyurl.com/buvwot4* (Scroll down all the way)
Paul Lefelhocz celebrated his victory in style. Check it out for yourself.
(Whose friends refuses to get in his car anymore)
by Naresh KN via ULTRAlist on July 18th, 2012 at 2.46 p.m. local time
Comment at 2.55 p.m. local time:
This run is what makes me want to do ultras. It reminds me of my Boy Scout
days of leaving for a week with a pack and a plan and seeing what happens.
Just faster, and with fewer campfire stories.
I'd love to crew next year. I don't think I'm ready for 500k, but I'm
working on it.
Comment at 2.57 p.m. local time:
Paul is enjoying his Jack on/at the Rock
Comment at 3.01 p.m. local time:
Cigarette and a fifth of J.D. Epic end to an epic journey.
Thank you for the photos, Naresh.
Comment at 3.18 p.m. local time:
"... I don't think I'm ready for 500k,... "
If you removed everyone who is ready from the starting lines... it
would be an empty arena.
Just show up and go.
John M. [ NFI in Tennessee ]
Comment at 3.23 p.m. local time:
My best Vol State advice was from Mike O'Melia. I printed it out and carried it with me during the race.
"Nothing will prepare you for Vol State. No packs advise no strategy from other runners, no amount of heat training. By the end of the second day, crewed or solo, we will all feel like cow dung. Experience will help. But nobody can give you that. Permission is huge! Are you permitting yourself everything it takes? I'm serious when I say this: a fast walker can do this in ten days. Burn the ships. Destroy any possibility of an easy out. Divorce yourself from the world. Resign yourself to the fact that the start is in MO and the finish is on Sand Mountain. This is your job for the next 4-10 days. Accept it. It's not easy, and it only gets harder. Exponentially harder in the last 30 miles. But, when the castle rock gate comes into view, and you realize you are only one mile from the rock, you will know that you have done an amazing thing. And it will have been worth it" – Mike O’Melia
Comment at 3.31 p.m. local time:
"A fast walker can do this..." Hmmmm.....--heather
Comment at 3.36 p.m. local time:
Of course a fast walker would need to have fewer weak moments/hours/days/nights.....and it's still 314 miles, no matter how you slice it.......as it has done each year for the last few.....Vol State has once again captured my imagination.
Comment at 3.58 p.m. local time:
I know that Diane walks most (if not all) of the race. She told me that you have to be okay with 18 hour days, but that it's doable.
(Will be out there next year with Amiee Cantrell)
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