|Ceremonial Start in Anchorage|
|Willow Restart (Summit and Ears in lead)|
|Finger Lake Checkpoint|
|Katherine arrives at the Cripple Checkpoint|
I was a bit of a mess in Galena, crying about Ringo, and worried about my dogs. I realized I had to drastically change my schedule to allow for an equal run/rest schedule with the hopes of getting to the coast with a team that could race. So our team rested for 6 hours in Galena, 6 hours in Nulato, and 6 hours in Kaltag. This enhanced rest did appear to be working as the team started eating better and picked up their speed. The trip from Kaltag to Unalakeet was intimidating for me. This was a long run when I was really working to take short runs with frequent rests. I planned taking a 6 hour rest at the Old Woman shelter cabin which lies about halfway between checkpoints.
|Arriving in Nome|
|Finish Line in Nome|
|Post Race Fatigue|