Well, I did it. I finished my second strolling jim 40 miler. The experience was very good overall but it was a bit of a stressful adventure at the same time. First I will start with the weather.
The southern USA from Oklahoma to Tennessee was being blasted by storms and tornadoes. The race start location was no different. It rained several inches the day before the race and just getting to our bed and breakfast was a chore because several roads were completely flooded out. Lighting was actually hitting the ground only feet from the bed and breakfast too. This increased my stress level about running in the race. It kept raining all day and all through the night. When I got to the race start it was pouring with lethal amounts of lighting crashing down, flash flooding everywhere, and possible tornado watches. Basically the news people were telling everyone to stay in and stay home. They were giving emergency instruction on flooding and shelter. Did that stop any of the 95 runners????????????????????? Continue reading ‘Strolling Jim 40 miler race report.’