29 Jun '17, 4pm

Anyone else suffering from "A Western States Hangover" but find yourself searching for more?

Anyone else suffering from "A Western States Hangover" but find yourself searching for more?

The past 24 hours weighed heavily on my eyelids as we began to close in on a successful finish at Placer High. Like thousands of others, my dream is to one day run Western States, and being so close to the action as a crew member is intoxicating. The sheer range of emotions – worrying about runners arriving late to aid stations, stressing about the lack of shade, and the logistical stress of timing everything just right. All of those feelings disappeared as soon as we hit the track in Auburn, but it’s left me with a bit of a hangover. On the Friday before the Big Dance, packet pick-up was a nervous buzz of excitement as registered entrants anxiously mingled while making their way to check-in. Talking with runners, I heard stories from those fulfilling their dreams as they were about to take on the infamous course. At age 49, one woman running for the first time reminisced ...

Full article: https://ultrarunning.com/featured/a-western-states-hangover/

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