4 Days of Hostelity race report?

I’m a little late on last weeks 4 days of Hostelity Race report, so I will write some random stuff about the race.

-4 days of Hostelity was hard, really hard.
-My muscles are good, but still getting used to the zero-drop Hokas in my hamstrings.
-The RD, cook, and other runners were the best.
-This race was not my goal, only training for this summer trying to break the speed-record on the AT.
-I ran 216 miles(54/day) and gained 56,000 ft of elevation in the process. I also descended 56k.
-I drank over 24 Dr. Peppers
-I ran 327 loops, 10 of which were the 1 mile option.
-I ate 6 burritos, 6 avocado chicken salad wraps, about 15 egg/hashbrown muffins, 2 hamburgers, many eggs/pancakes/french toast/grits/coffee for breakfast, spaghetti with meat sauce, smoothies, orange julius, 2 turkey avocado wraps, 7 snickers with almonds, 1 can of pringles, 4 fruit popsicles, and that’s all I can remember.
-I ran all but about 7 loops by myself.
-I was really liking when Andrew Bird came on my iPod.
-The high point of my day was talking to Malachi on his way to school and on his way home.
-Richard’s texts got me through the toughest of times, like this one “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5”
-Kena and I totally disagreed on which direction to run the loop 🙂
-I had a low-grade fever on Saturday night and was laying on the tile floor trying to cool off, eating a popsicle(it worked).
-The most peaceful part of the race was between 2-4 am on Sunday morning when I was out on the loop by myself. It was a beautiful night.
-I have recovered well.
-Do I think I can finish the AT in 46 days taking Sundays off? We will know soon enough won’t we?

Overall, it was a great step in training for the AT this summer.

Check out the article at Running Times online written about this journey here if you haven’t yet
http://www.runnersworld.com/trail-racing/a-mission-on-the-appalachian-trail?cm_mmc=Twitter-_-RunningTimes-_-Content-Trails-_-DrewBurnett

Finishing 216 miles
Finishing 216 miles

Willy giving me my custom 200 mile belt buckle.
Willy giving me my custom 200 mile belt buckle.

eating breakfast on day 3
eating breakfast on day 3
sometime on day 4
sometime on day 4
at the aid station wasting time.
at the aid station wasting time.
The lap counts on paper. I used rocks to count :)
The lap counts on paper. I used rocks to count 🙂

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