First:HS elite distance runner, injured before track senior year. Was always into wts-multiple records (DEADLIFT) American Drug Free Pworlifting A.
Ran for 9 months in 1999-2000(39) down 30lbs to 220. Too big to be much off a runner.
I had been running a great trail I loved once a week when lifting.
Wanted a challenging run.
Obtained map of 12 mile green rock. This is a great trail since after two hours of running, I still felt fresh, that ended soon! beffore 5.2m I adding another mile and a half since I took a rong turn. About 2:15 hours into run my wt and need for fluids hit me so hard I started to panic. This is deep woods, Am I on the right trail? Since my map of the old 12 mile greenrock had disinigrated at 4 miles, very humid day, around75F. I would get up to the top of a valley go across some road, than down, down to the bottom forever then up,up again. This keeps up forever it seems that it will never end. I was not prepared for such wilderness since I had been running 5.2 mile and an 8.2, the later always kicked my butt though I knew I was on the right trail for those two. I had a person at the actual start of the trail, she had dopped me off at the end.
I was waisted, lost over 10lbs in fluids. Now just walking, my HR was tackeyed to 190, I wanted to lay down(not good idea), though since I thought I was lost and on the correct trail at the same time. This taught me that you need to be prepaired on a long trail that you are unfamiliar with.
I was in so much pain, I could not catch my breath, my HR was out of control.
After walking anoth 40 minuites I reached the end at the trail head, was dri-heaving at end-so good to see our car and her. I did finish it in 3 hours. though nothing compared to my early life. Ran twice the distance before track season @18, ST. Louis marathon-jogged 2:54:04.
Find the 12 mile map for quite a hike-Greenrock was an experience.