Do you know John Hart? This local guy is pretty amazing… he ran the Western States 100 and details the ups and downs of his 100 mile race below. Take some time to read his race report. It’s inspiring and gives a good perspective on running ultra marathons.
Here is an excerpt from John’s race thoughts:
Everything went downhill after Foresthill: the trail, the sun, and me. I began feeling bloated and slightly nauseous by mile 70. So I did what every ultrarunner is taught to do, and that I had done successfully in the past. I tried to vomit. I stuck my three middle fingers so far down my throat that they might have emerged the other end. Nothing. A couple more attempts, same result. How could I have gained 5# but nothing was in my stomach?