I was a “Did Not Finish” for the first time due to horrible stomach problems that hit me and would not let up. I did make it 23.33 miles in very chilly technical trails, with repeated steep climbs and steep descents over and over…. and felt my legs could definitely have kept going, felt my head was in the right place — but dang diarrhea and stomach cramps won and I had to quit and head home.
I gave everything I had today out there (despite waking up with a horrible sore throat.) I’m still proud of my performance even if it wasn’t what I’d hoped.