116 Miles in 24 Hours! Jess runs the Pacific Rim 1 Day

Jess ran 116 miles in the Pacific Rim 1 Day Run. (That's over the top!) She came in 1st place for women and 2nd overall. The 1st place man ran 121 miles. The 2nd place woman behind Jess only ran 109 miles (so she kicked her butt!) This is the furthest Jess has ever run. This race was also her fastest 100 mile time – she hit 100 miles at 20 hours and 15 minutes. There were 75 runners that started the race. Not everyone ran the full 24 hours. It doesn’t matter how long you run – you just have 24 hours to get as many miles as possible and ranking is by total mileage. There were counters at the mile mark that kept track of their loops.

Many people napped during the wee hours. But superwoman did not. Kristine Narciso came and ran miles 103 to 116 with Jess. Kristine met her at 5:30am and kept Jess motivated and running as best she could. (You're awesome Kristine!) The race was from 9am Saturday to 9am Sunday starting March 20th. This race has been around for a long time (relative to other ultras). It started in 1989. Jess said she did not enjoy the 1 mile loop. "Its is much harder to run a 1 mile loop 116 times than to run a trail for 116 miles. Infinitely harder!" We'll believe her.

On Saturday morning at the beginning of the race.

Sunday Morning after a gazillion miles!