29 Jun '15, 12am

Gunhild Swanson Post-2015 Western States 100 Interview

Actually, it was as soon as my son started pacing me at Michigan Bluff because I was well over 30-hour pace at that time and into the cutoff time. So we started just chipping away at it. Then I got pretty comfortable, thinking everything was going to be fine and then disaster happened. At about mile 88, my pacer and I made a terrible rookie mistake and came up the trail and to the left there were a couple runners and followed them rather than looking for the markers. We should have turned right. We got all the way up a steep hill over a mile-and-a-half or so and had to come back down. So, I got three bonus miles. AND THEN… that was coming into the mile 90 aid station and I was back into cutoff times. I can’t make it up. I don’t have enough legs to make it up . So I thought I was done. Physically I just couldn’t do it. I came into the aid station at the highway and Dave , m...

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