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Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester


Monday, October 29, 2012

Golden Gate Challenge Short Version Report

Hi everyone! I survived the 3 day Golden Gate Challenge and had the most amazing race! Absolutely awesome experience!

There is so much to tell I will do a report for each day as I get and have time. For now I give you a short and quick glimpse at it all. I finished and felt great every day.

Quick summary for now:

Story of day 1: wet, wet, wet with water and mud everywhere.

Dozens of crossings like this!

With water comes mud...

Hard work rewarded with unbelievable views!

Story of day 2:

Monster mountains to climb.

More climbing!

Spectacular views at the top!

Story of day 3:

4AM start today!

Climbed to the highest point...

...to run on top of the world!

Got the trophy and very proud of myself!


Full reports of each day to follow.

Have a super week everyone!

22 comments:

Amy said...

Let me be the first to say: Congratulations!!! What an accomplishment! Loved the pictures and looking forward to hearing more details. For now, rest well, you've earned it!

Ewa said...

Congrats, Johann!
I get it wet, climbing, more climbing, top. trophy. :)
Hope work is not too boring after all that.

Staci said...

Love the photos, can't wait to read more. Take it easy and enjoy your well deserved rest days.

Kate said...

Amazing pictures! I knew you could do it, but what a great feeling to have actually DONE it! :) Can't wait to hear more.

TorontoRunner said...

aww what beautiful pictures and view!! amazing. Congrats!!

misszippy said...

Johann-what an amazing accomplishment! You are one tough runner! Congrats.

Robbie said...

It looks like you had an amazing time! Beautiful views. Will read your posts and TRY to get the "feel" of your run. Love the trophy!

HappyTrails said...

Congratulations Johann - cannot wait to hear the rest of the story!!!

Robin said...

Looks like another great adventure!

Michael said...

Wow, so beautiful! Congrats! That looks like an insane challenge. One day, just one day I want to do at least on race like this - well maybe not a 3 day one, but just one that is hard work, but so worth it! You inspire!!

it's all about pace said...

wow! tell me more.

Heather said...

WOW!! Looks amazing!

Mike said...

Congratulations Johann!! Wow, a 3 day race...you should be proud.

Giorgio said...

Congratulations Johann! What a amazing adventure!
The first picture, which shows those runners while they were crossing the water, is really fantastic.
I look forward to reading your race report.

Christina said...

Great job. I love the pictures of the water crossing. how did you run with your feet sloshing after you crossed?

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Johann - when people say to me "Wow Jim you run a lot" or "Man Jim, you're a good runner" I just laugh to myself and think about guys like you who are REAL RUNNERS!!! You are a friggin' MAN and I am not anywhere near your class. I love reading your reports and finding out what extreme race you've done next ... it never fails to amaze me! Great job my friend as always. You are one of my running heroes!

Liz said...

Wow! That just looks incredible! That's the problem with these long races - finding time to write them up!

Jill said...

Awesome. Awesome. And then there's more awesome!! You are incredible, Johann....I am so incredibly happy for you! Cannot wait to hear all about it!

Char said...

Looks like you had amazing weather. Congratulations on three tough days of running.

Average Woman Runner said...

CONGRATULATIONS - ONCE AGAIN! You are so good at tackling what appear to be the most grueling yet beautiful races. WOW!

ajh said...

A huge congratulations. This looks like quite an accomplishment, not an easy time at all! Looks like you throughly enjoyed it - I would expect nothing else! Looking forward to more about it.

Stacey UltraPrincess said...

You're so fortunate to have such beautiful courses!!! I find that breath taking races seem sooooo much easier than boring ones..... Even if they are more technical!