Greg DeSautel from Sioux Falls, SD (Male)
Age on race day: 41
2007 Lean Horse 50 Mile Ultramarathon - Hot Springs, SD
This was my 1st ultramarathon and I finished in 6:53:00.
I consider myself an advanced runner and I primarily run for fitness. I decided to run an ultramarathon because it was a new adventure. It turned out to be a lot of fun.
I trained for 3 months, and I averaged 60 miles per week. I didn't follow a specific training program.
The 2007 Lean Horse 50 Mile Ultramarathon was better than expected. This was my first ultramarathon and I think it was a good place to start doing ultras. The aid stations were well stocked and the people extremely helpful. It was a great experience and the Mickelson Trail is a great place to run. The gravel road to and from the Mickelson Trail was quite hilly but the elevation was mostly negative on the way back.
My recovery was pretty rough. I recommend doing a fast walk or short run/walk within the first day or two after the race.
Tips/Words of Encouragement:
The person who attempts to do what they think is beyond their ability will accomplish great things in their lifetime.