23 miles of ankle-deep sand. I think that about sums it up!
I’ve never run such a long race before and I’m even less experienced with trying to write a recap for that many miles! In the end, I’m going to share my Antelope Canyon 55k story with you like I remember it: surviving from aide station-to-aide station with a whole lotta sand in between!
The 55k began at 7am on Saturday morning, so Heidi and I set an alarm for 5am. This gave us plenty of time to get dressed, eat some breakfast, and let the jitters set in. Surprisingly, we were both nervous but neither of us were terrified like expected. We knew we had a long day ahead of us and that wouldn’t change; what good would butterflies do?