The Pinhoti 100 was a challenging course, especially for someone who lives in a state without much elevation and wasn’t prepared for the downhill side of things! Regardless, it was still a great adventure even though I pulled out after 55 miles. After running out of two water bottles on a challenging 3+ mile stretch in the cold dark (well before the cutoff time), I made the mental mistake of sitting down by the nice, warm fire right near the smell of bacon and other food being cooked. I sat in the chair and watched/heard many runners come through for about 30-40 minutes telling myself to stay seated. I lost the mental battle then as I felt great physically. In fact, I was back to running within a few days and ended up pacing the Pensacola Marathon with no pain or soreness. I feel that if I had a crew or really just had someone to talk some sense into me, I would have completed it. With this in mind, I plan on returning to this race and looking forward to crossing the finish line.
View running adventures from Greg Schnoor - a non-runner who turned to ultramarathon running after being diagnosed with malignant brain cancer.