August 10, 2008

Stormy Quick Cap...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

17hr39min, 1st overall, new course record!!!


It hurt...a lot, but it was supposed to hurt, it was supposed to be hard, it was supposed to challenge me. I actually had thoughts of dropping out on the first lap but managed to fight through the mental weakness and keep my body moving forward the entire time. I suffered from some unexpected and unwanted stomach issues, but again, it's all a part of it. One hundred miles is a freakin long ways to run, stuff gonna happen in a hundred miles!!

Anyways, full blog report in the coming days, but for now, I get to enjoy my first solo victory of the year!

GR

18 comments:

la chaser said...

Awesome job! Thats a huge accomplishment!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congrats!...and you ""just wanted to finish"" yeah right, first AND a record! I can't wait to hear about your Mental and physical Journey. Glad I came across your blog- Very inspiring.

Heather

Tom said...

I know Gary! I'm telling everyone I know Gary Robbins. Yeah, Gary and I...did this, Oh yeah, Gary...my buddy. Gary sold me some shoes... Gary this, Gary that...

You rule Robbins. I said it yesterday and I meant it: 17 hrs is insane but, so cool.

PS we should run together this week, maybe I could beat you.

Anonymous said...

yeah gary! way to go man, that is frickin awesome, but really, what took you so long? saaweeet running and congratulations on your victory.

billy

Anonymous said...

yeah gary! way to go man, that is frickin awesome, but really, what took you so long? saaweeet running and congratulations on your victory.

billy

Mark Tanaka (Ultrailnakaman) said...

Great 100-mile debut, Gary! Sorry I couldn't keep up with you more than that mile or so. You rock. Look forward to the full report (which might precede mine by maybe 3 1/2 weeks instead of that many hours).

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo Gary finished a race!!!!! Way to go!
Erika

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh. My. Gosh.

You do this after trashing your body twice over and with a one month absence from running?? Geeez. Sell the bike. Wait. Mountain Biking is Fun. O.K. Bike less, Run More.

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Anonymous said...

Congradulations! great to hear how your work and anguish paid off. Enjoy your well deserved rest!

Devon

Daniel Probst said...

Nice work! I knew you'd go for it all or die trying. wish I could say the same. that was an amazing finish time to say the least. Hope to see you out on the circuit.

Hays said...

Congratulations Gary! Nice work man, very impressive.

Dr. Sukhi Muker said...

Nice work Gary! FYI, I think I gained 10 lbs yesterday.... :)

Emily said...

Yeah Gary Robbins!!!! We love you and can't wait to hear all of the details. You are a rock star!!!

Emily said...

Just looked at the race website...we couldn't find a photo of you crossing the finish line. Perhaps because you crossed almost 3 hours before #2. You crushed it!

Anonymous said...

brilliant pain, gotta love it!
17hrs...next year!!!

Anonymous said...

Most excellent, Gary....that's freakin' fast!!

- doug from Viccccccctoooreeah.

indecentobsession said...

what a race for you!
bathe in the high, you totally deserve it :)