Lisa just called and let me know she is feeling okay...sore as anything, but ok. She dropped out of the race at Mile # 397, primarily due to the knee pain she was experiencing.
She said that even though she had spoken with many who had done the race and read lots about it, the challenge of it all just was something beyond her comprehension until actually experiencing it. Some of the challenges she mentioned were navigating the pot holes at night, braving the cold temps - esp on downhills, dealing with car traffic, and pain in her hands from gripping the breaks.
She mentioned some of the exhilarating parts, too - seeing the mountains far off and climbing Towne's Pass with strength and determination (Cathy mentioned to me that Lisa passed 5 riders on this climb).
I'm not sure if Lisa will get to the computer today, but she certainly will later this week.