2015 North Face Endurance Challenge DC 50K – 2nd Place

Endurance Changes Time

I was very proud of this race effort in Washington DC, even though the morning started with every racers worst nightmare…. a wrong turn!! I had high hopes and expectations for this course which traveled along a predominantly flat & fast Potomac River route. With 3,300-feet of elevation gain, I felt confident that I could shave another 25-minutes off of my personal best 50K time. So 2-miles in to my 31.6-mile journey (yes, this is 51K!!), I missed what seemed like the one and only turn of the course!

North Face Endurance Challenge DC 50K Start North Face Endurance Challenge DC 50K Start

I was in 4th Place, running slightly ahead of a guy named Jeff , and I completely blew off the seven “GORE-TEX” signs that mark the turn. When Jeff asked if we should have turned left, I claimed, “No! That was for the 50-milers only” as I could see the heads of the…

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