Rogaine (silly name, rogaine) 18:00:00  **
shoes: La Sportiva - Slingshot
lot's of fun despite the pain. Brand new shoes caused bad heel blister after only an hour of running. Got it patched up and cut pain in half maybe. Muscles/tendons behind my left knee started acting up at about hour 4 and just got worse and worse over time. First just stiff and not wanting to bend, then by hour 12 it became quite a problem. After 23 controls the leg wasn't flexing and was hardly capable of holding wait. Strange but no doubt due to lack of conditioning. Too much slacking here in the mid summer. Hobbled 3+ long hours back to the base without getting any controls. Feet didn't start to really bother me until the last few hours. Also because of all the rain I got some pretty serious chaffing in areas I didn't even know one could get chaffige. However compared to the knee pain it was hardly worth paying attention to.
Erin and I were an awesome team together, grabbing nearly 1200 pts in the first 12 hours of racing. Executing near flawless staying very sharp throughout. The excellent maps helped. I'm very much looking forwarding to being fitter for a next years retry. I think if we can stay healthy throughout the 24hrs we'll do quite well.