Yup, I’m going to stop running ultras, at least for awhile. I need to decide if I will still run Rocky Raccoon 100 in four weeks, but no more after that.
My wife has long told me that I don’t know my limits. I thought I did. She is right though.
This weekend I ended up with hypothermia on what was essentially just a training run. I don’t know how low my body temp actually got, but 18hrs after I stopped running and was indoors, it was barely over 95F.
My mind is strong – a necessary trait for ultramarathoners. But I’m not smart enough to know when to quit. So, until I can learn when to stop, I need to stick to shorter distances, where I’m less likely to do permanent damage to my body.