Month: April 2015

Oriflamme 50K: Bloody Knees, Puking, Cramps & More! A Couple’s Report.

First thoughts pre-race: Jade: This is awful! I don’t want to start the race stressed about getting there on time! Why didn’t we look up the starting directions last night? I’m cold. It’s cold. It better warm up in the desert. I’m excited! Nick: Damn, this is a way longer drive than I thought. Shit, we’re going to be late to the start. I’ve got no time to stretch. Oh no, my GPS battery is dead…guess I won’t be wearing a watch at all, so much for race strategy.  First spoken words: J: Upon hearing a runner behind me ask if he can pass me on the single track with cliff to right: “No problem. Thank you! Have a good one!” *Cue polite Canadian* N: “Jon! Long time no see, how’s this and that….” I annoyingly rambled on behind him as he took the lead, the idea was to sound as relaxed and chill as possible despite the fact we blasted out at 6:30’s.  First thoughts:  J: Effort with no effort, I have to remember what Nick …