WOW! What an amazing first day they all had at MDS. I understand they started out climbing some big time sand dunes and it was very hot! One of my students has his satellite phone with him in case of an emergency and he called his wife with an update and she sent this email to me:
Day 1: Hardest run of my life…only 19 miles but incredibly tall sand dunes. It took me 6 1/2 hours…2 women in our group are in 10th and 11th place …1 man in our group is in 29th place out of 809 competitors (THIS IS OUR BOY TED!) Several competitors dropped out (SAD BUT IT HAPPENS). Tomorrow is longer over 20 miles but flat with few sand dunes, thus easier (IT WILL BE A MUCH BETTER DAY FOR ALL OF THEM:) Please keep emails coming.
The Dreamchasers are kicking butt! Here are just a few high lights from today and I will continue to do so more and more each day. I will go through all of my own personal coaching students and tell you a bit about them, but this is for another day!
First I have to brag about my husband Jay who has very little time to train! He came in 126th place today!
Young Ted who has only run one 50 mile race in Feb. was 28th overall today...
Jeff Grant who is Ted’s tentmate in 81st place!
My good friend Chloë from
Our own Michele Jensen is close behind her and is also in the top 10 for the women!!
Kay who lives in
Lara and Elizabeth (twins) came in together and are walking the entire course!!!
We are off to one amazing start!
Click here for the complete results from the first stage.