Monday, April 18, 2011

Updates: "The Women of Badwater," final exams, DNF, and 200 mile runs

Sorry I have not posted in a while. I knew this month would be difficult. Law school final exams are right around the corner. It is hard to blog on a regular basis during this time. But, I've got some exciting blog projects lined up. I am working on an article called "The Women of Badwater," covering the stories of such runners as Connie Dockendorf, Cheryl Zwarkowski, Jamie Donaldson, Mimi Anderson, and Catra Corbett. Should be fun!

In terms or racing, I just got back from Arkansas from the Ouachita Trail 50 Miler. I ended up with a DNF at mile 30-something. I ran out of time and missed the cutoff after being forced to walk due to a crappy knee (fell and banged my knee at mile 17). But, it was a beautiful course. This ended up being a lousy race, but an okay training run. Race report to come.

I am now training, with the help of Lisa Smith-Batchen, for a 200-mile run in October in Yellowstone. I am very excited about this project and will use the run to raise money for charity.

So, times may be tough, but the future holds a lot of promise. Keep strong, run your heart out, and stay healthy!

Gerard Martinez

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