Monday, June 18, 2012

Bighorn DNF

Not a good day for me, lots of personal mistakes ended in a frustrating shiver.  I won't bore you with the details, but I struggled from the off, slowed way down, recovered a bit, ran hard for 20 miles, got a bit hypothermic and froze my ass off.  After an hour or two of shivering in 2 jackets while sitting in front of a propane heater, I caught a ride back to the cabin.  Lessons learned I guess, and it was quite an embarrassment sitting there like a frozen idiot.  The good thing was the rest of the weekend was kick ass.  Will post photos soon.

13 comments:

Hank Dart said...

I was sorry to see that DNF as I was trolling results. I've been there. Really tough. You'll bounce back stronger and faster because of it, I'm sure. Cheers. --Hank

Gangels said...

Those things happen. We've all been there (multiple times). Time to shrug it off do some mental training in the high country.
-T

Brandon Fuller said...

Happens. Move on. Be glad its not the end of the season so you can't stew about it for months.

brownie said...

More importantly, did you at least make a trip to the Crazy Woman Saloon?

mike_hinterberg said...

Sorry dude, more races and terrain to hit this year fo sho.

"I won't bore you with the details"
-- don't, only if it's easier for you to move on and forget about it...but it's not boring if it's helpful to you and others.

Footfeathers said...

Just a race. Many ahead. You learned a lot this weekend.

Jim P. said...

Bummer. Live to fight another day (the most cliche thing I could come up with).

brownie said...

You're a winner just for trying (just topped Jim in the cliche department).

Patrick Garcia said...

Thanks guys, I'm excited for June/July in the high country.

I'm gonna regroup, put one foot in front of the other, and take each day as it comes...

Woody said...

PG - what I love about you is that you're one tough dude and I've seen you endure immense discomfort. I know it had to be really bad for you to drop. You always push yourself to the edge and that's why you've been so successful and an encouragement to many.

SY said...

Sorry to hear that, bud.

Brett said...

That was a tough weather range to manage though - 85F during the day and 20F up at the top at night.

Chris Boyack said...

These races are a real kick in the nuts sometimes. It'll be good fuel for the fire.