terri survived another hour.
she only got in with a minute to go,
but that gave her a lot more than she had last timeā€¦.

and the temperatures went down.
this time of year the sun loses its bite as soon as it starts to get low on the horizon.

of course this is just a prelude to the struggles that are coming.
every runner is going to have a spell somewhere
that seems like it could be the end.
but you have to find the will to hold to your pattern
and keep stepping to the line
until it passes.

the first crisis will not be the last
and they wont get easier.
for now the 34 are into hour 9 intact.
i am sure they are looking forward to a few hours from now
when they get to switch to the road.