Thursday, July 31, 2008
End of Day 5; Day 6 and; Start of Day 7
Spoke with Kirsten's parents moments ago. I believe Sam made it to segment 16 by end of Day 5 (282.4 miles total). Day 6 found Sam in great spirits. His feet are swollen and he is in a bit of pain as we can all imagine (or not) but he still has his sense of humor. It looks like he made it through segments 17, 18, and 19 by the end of Day 6 for a total of 330 miles in 6 days! He is currently on Day 7 and has made it through segment 20 and is on segment 21 with Kirsten right now. The plan is to make it to segment 23 by the end of the day, which will put him at mile 387.1. He is still well on track to break the record. He has currently entered the San Juan Mountain Range - home of the infamous Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run. He will gain serious elevation at high altitude in this range and access to each segemnt will be complex for the crew. As the finish line gets closer, Sam's determination becomes even more impenetrable. Keep the encouraging comments coming!!!!