Sam's Blog
Read as Sam shares his feelings and experiences while completing the 50 Marathons in 50 States in 50 Days!
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It was a beautiful day in Leadville today, and the marathon went pretty well. The altitude definitely affected me somewhat (starting around 10,ooo ft. and climbing up to over 13,000), but the course was really breathtaking. Time and again when people heard what I was doing, their response was, "and you chose Leadville for your first one?!?!"  I took it slow and easy, which wasn't the easiest thing to do, but my legs are thanking me for it now, and will certainly thank me even more tomorrow morn. We made it safely to Casper, WY and I'm ready to run #2 first thing tomorrow morning. I'm still feeling a bit under the weather, but I think the fresh mountain air helped clear the sinuses a bit. I'm excited about tomorrow morning's run, then onward to Bozeman, MT. We ran into some spots of rain here and there today, but the countryside has been amazing. Thank you all, and I will keep you posted tomorrow. Good night!

2006-07-02 04:43:34 GMT
Comments (1 total)
I have a friend who runs in this every year and he says it is super hard!
By the way, I tried to e-mail and your e-mail address does not work. Also, the links on the photos don't enlarge them.
I'm so glad you are doing this. I was in the second team from Mobile's Overlook Pres. to Bay St. Louis and the devastation was incredible. It is amazing how slowly things have to move when it's mostly man power doing the work.
You keep up the good work! I'll pray for you and the Gulf coast.
--Terri Wilbanks
2006-07-05 20:23:40 GMT