What I was to wear and carry the morning of the race.
A few miles into the race. This is what much of the first third of the race looked like scenery-wise.
Just another part of the trail.
I loved running through this forest filled with tall trees like these.
Much of the middle third of the race was run through prairie such as this. It was pretty, but I could have done with a few less miles of this.
However, it was fun to be able to see other runners for quite a ways.
Still in good spirits towards the end.
I had an absolutely amazing experience this past weekend at The North Face Endurance Challenge in Madison, Wisconsin. I was just joined two great friends, Josh Hoerman and Robbie Watson. This weekend was a dream 4+ years in the making for me. I've dreamed of doing this race ever since it's inception, and it finally came to pass.