Carl Pegels wrote:
> I reached Michigan Bluff at 9:05,
> I am 67 years old,
Man! I hope I can run over 50 miles of rugged trail,
when I'm 67! ;^)
Seriously, I know the pangs of DNFing. Take heart
that it'll pass, and you'll find an accomplishment which
will make you feel good.
Also, I wonder if being that age actually precludes finishing
a 100 mile race. Older runners that I talk to say that age
increases recovery time and takes away from their 'top end'
speed, but I haven't heard anything about reducing endurance.
You can certainly see many sexagenarians by perusing the
race results in Ultrarunning. Of course, those results
are mostly 50K and 50M. Maybe you can address the particular
problem you have (frozen quad's, or whatever), overcome
it, and reach your goal. Seek out other older runners,
knowledgeable coaches, et al., to find out the particular
pitfalls you have to deal with.