• Mystery Rash, 100-mile training, ultra running, Pinhoti 100, getting sick before a 100-mile race
    100 Miler Training,  Running,  Ultra Training

    When Your Body Breaks Before a 100-Mile Race

    Over the past week, I developed a mysterious rash/virus that sucked all the energy out of me and made me miss my last week of critical training runs before the Pinhoti 100. Fuck. Sometime Tuesday I noticed that my calves had a bit of a rash—razor burn, I assumed. It hung around there for a few days, then slowly started to creep up my body until angry red spots were everywhere—in my ears and nose, on my palms and feet, all over my face. The rapid change from razor burn to Code Red Leopard was enough to get my ass to doctors 1-7 (it was a teaching clinic), who unanimously…