I pulled a "Blue Tarp" at the Chesterwoods 50K.
Blue Tarp is a euphemism for "Did not finish".
After running multiple extra miles in the middle of the race, I was losing ground on everyone and everything. At 3.5 hours, I was still far away from any idea of when I would finish and the heat was punishing me. My legs were not working well, and I was not in the right mind to beat out 2-3 hours of heat hell for a finish.
Next time I will know the course before I run it.
Bill Pomerenke beat my 50K PR with a 5:10. He has bragging rights now.
I led Zach Pierce down many incorrect miles. He threw in the towel as well after figuring out how far we still had to go.
I had my 1 opportunity to beat the fastest Matt. He was going to drop, but decided to stay in knowing he would never live it down if I finished.
Darn! I should have put together a good race. Oh well....