24 hours in Wisconsin

June 21, 2022

On June 24, starting at 9am Central Time, I will run for 24 hours around an indoor track in Milwaukee, WI. You can follow my progress here: https://my.raceresult.com/208449/

My goal is to re-qualify for the U.S. National 24 Hour Team, to compete at the World Championships in Taipei on Dec 2, 2023. The minimum qualifying standard is 130 miles, but only the top 6 women will make the team, so actual target is likely higher than 130 miles. Here are the Team USA qualifiers so far.

Here are the all-time top 24 hour run performances.

June 26, 2022

Wow, I am so full of gratitude for all of the support this weekend as I chased the team USA qualifying standard for the 24 hour run. I made it 136.6 miles which puts me 2nd on the list of qualifiers though the qualifying window remains open for a full year and there are many talented women still vying for the top 6 slots.

Thanks to Bill Schultz and Mike Melton for putting on a flawlessly organized race. Thanks to Tuan Nguyen for his brilliant photography. Heartfelt thanks to Antonina Bodywork and Rebecca at Healthy Soles PT for getting me going again after a string of frustrating injuries that kept me from running for 4 months from December-March. Thanks to my incredible crew Katherine for her tireless positivity, organization, problem solving skills, tolerance of all bodily functions & dysfunctions, and persistence in coxing me home through the airports safely yesterday even when she was utterly exhausted too. And thanks so much to everybody who sent positive messages by facebook or text or the race results page. Katherine read them to me as I ran past, which was a terrific boost!

Now I am sleeping and eating and daydreaming about the next adventure...

Pettit National Ice Center
Pettit National Ice Center.
Nathan shirt
Track encircles 2 skating rinks.
Starting line
Starting line, with Viktoria Brown and David Krall.
Running with focus
Running with focus for 495 laps...
Team UA
Chasing the 130 mile qualifying standard.
American flag
Hoping to represent the USA.
Team UA
Thanks to Katherine for tireless crewing.
American flag
Thanks to Bill Shultz for a flawlessly organized race.