Really weird, yet satisfying day for me at the San Diego 100.
I made a couple of bad choices on two long,hot sections and ended up walking 15 miles in nearly 5 hours, finally staggering into the sunrise aid station at mile 51. I had lost 15 lbs since the start, pale with chills and not able to answer easy questions. My race was over in my mind but after an hour at the aid station getting expert attention and taking in huge amount of fluids and electrolytes, I was able to shuffle around with my legs convulsing and cramping still but at least I could stand and move. Finally, I made my way out of there and back out onto the sadistic course at 6:30pm. Things improved greatly and I was motoring, finishing in 22:46 and 15th overall. Obviously not matching the original plan but, as I mentioned, a completely satisfying experience.
More details coming, including the hospitality of my friend Matt and his family in San Diego, the superiorty and difficulty of the SD100 event, and developments of the race itself.