Coming into the Pajarito Mt. aid station at mile 33.4. I was about two hours ahead of my projected time here.
The well-stocked Pajarito Mt. aid station. There were 13 aid stations on the course!
Lamas were used to pack goods to the aid station on Caballo Mountain, 10,400 feet.
Coming back into the Pajarito Mt. aid station at mile 36.4 after ascending and descending Pajarito Mt. (10,100 feet)
At this point I was pretty much unable to eat for the remaining 14 miles back to the finish. I did get some chips down but nothing more substanial.
Coming into the Mitchell Trail/Perimeter Trail aid station at mile 45.
My Mom and her husband Matt joined my Dad at the aid station to encourage me for the last five miles.
Dad refilling my water bottle at the Mitchell/Perimeter aid station for the final 5 miles.
Professional runner (ha, Allison just said that.)
A couple of runners from the 50k run glad to have crossed the finish line.
Up to the finish on the two-tenths of a mile pavement section.
All finishers received some sweet pottery from the Santa Clara Pueblo. Here I'm picking my pottery up.
My Dad and I at the start/finish line after the run. I completed the 53 mile course in 11 hours, 3 minutes.
At the finish with my Mom and Dad. They were (and are) hugely supportive of this silly sport.
I sat for about 45 minutes before I could even think about eating anything again.
The sweet pottery and bandana for finishers.