All posts tagged: Gut Check

Race Report: Rabbit Peak 2015

Compared to most ultra runners and adventure fiends, I haven’t been running long. In fact, outside of a few 5Ks and 10Ks I ran with my friends during my teens, I’ve been running weird amounts for about as long as I’ve been dating Nick. Yes, I’ve noticed the correlation. Two years ago, I picked Nick up from the Rabbit Peak race he’d just finished. He had promised we would spend the rest of the afternoon hiking, soaking in the Agua Caliente hot springs and camping on the cool desert floor. By the time I picked him up after the race, he was too hungry and tired to do anything but eat and, selfishly, I was frustrated. A whole day of exploring the desert was slipping away! Why were we still sitting here at a diner at 3pm? Unfortunately for Nick, at the time I didn’t realize what running Rabbit Peak actually entailed (nor what running sub-5 hours and the course record meant for one’s body, either). It was just a race, right? It couldn’t be that …