August 09

August training brought the very tough 6 hours and 50 minutes Catoctin 50K race in Frederik, MD (placed 34th out of 139 finishers) and the easier and incredibly beautiful 4 hours and 34 minutes Green Lakes 50K race in Fayetteville, NY (placed 14th out of 106).

I also ran a marathon while crossing the Bering Strait (on a rocking treadmill) and did back-to-back 33.3K's on the same treadmill while crossing the Arctic Ocean. Also managed to take a plunge at the edge of the polar ice cap in 32.7F degree water, but since it was not after a long run, it doesn't count towards the training.

Each of these runs deserves its own post and pictures; I'll try to do that soon.