- Trail Race
Virginia 24 Hour Run For Cancer, There are few races that really capture the spirit of Ultra Running, this is one of them. I first ran this race when I began my venture into ultra-racing. In the years since I first toed the line at Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Hampton, VA I’ve learned a ton about the sport and met an equal number of good people along the way. This would be my fifth running of this event (52.5, 50, 75, 71.5 and this year 75 miles again) and second year as Captain of team Run4Life.
For me the event fell 20 days after completing my first 100 mile race. The weeks prior, much of my time was spent dealing with some nagging issues leftover from Umstead. Next thing I knew I was packing my gear bags for the 24 hour run and putting final touches on our team logistics. You’ll notice I did not say tapering nor carb loading. While in recovery mode both of these staples got over looked. On top of that I had not given much thought to what my goals should be. Race morning all the logistics fell into place and after the rules/safety brief and our team pictures it was time to roll on down the trail. Taking that first step of the day I still had no idea what my plan would be.
To read the full report and how my team did: http://briansrunningadventures.com/virginia-24-hour-for-cancer-2014-ultra-marathon/