I was caught by surprise to see this race in the news. Clicking the link to Outsides website, I was reminded of something from long ago and as soon as I saw the photo ad the head of the article I remembered why, and it became clear why this race would never end up on my bucket list, even if I was an endurance athlete ( clearly not ) or had a bucket list. Want to know why?
Because I already ran it.
Until I read this article, the event, and much of the era in which it occurred, had been forced to the back of my mind by other adventures. But so much came rushing back, in scarring detail, that I thought I ought to write the memory down. Here's the story: