Saturday, March 05, 2005

Matt Evingson's experience at the Arrowhead 135 mile Winter Ultra Race



Hey Pierre !

Wow, that was the hardest thing that I have done in any 29 hr period in my life....... I had a bit of a problem with my left knee about 60 miles into the event, which just got worse with time and the last 50 miles I couldn't pedal with my left leg at all ! I left myrtle lake at 11:30 pm and kept going until about 4:30 when I had to stop and heat up the contents of my hydration pack.... mmmm good, hot grape gatorade ! then kept going slowly- walking quite a bit ( you could probably see my tracks and wondered" why the hell was he walking here, it's flat?" ) until 8 am, took another break and ate the last of my advil and got back on the bike. the last 25 miles were very slow for me and could only just bear the pain of my left knee; thank god for my right leg pulling me through and that the last section was flat !

Would love to talk with you and the others about your stories.... I am sure there are a few stories to tell looking at the results.

Thanks for everything you did to pull this event off !
Matthew

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