Date: 14 February 2015
Location: Mayer High School, AZ
Start Time: 0700
Weather Conditions: Cool, breezy early in the day, warming to 87+F, dry.
Trail Conditions: Almost 100% trail, mixed fire road & single track. Dry and exposed. Generally non-technical, with jagged relief preventing a wholly smooth flow. Very well marked.
Finishing Time: DNF
Shoes: Nike Zoom Terra Kiger II
Singlet: Nike Dry-Fit Touch Tailwind Stripe
Socks: Nike Elite Cushioned Crew
Headband: Mountain Hardwear Way 2 Cool Bandana
The voices of each runner seemed to echo in my skull as each of them passed me by. I was sitting down beneath a bunch of cactus and a small clump of rocks; the only shade I could find as the desert miles stretched out before and behind me. Nonetheless, I was sitting down – in the middle of a race.