I just discovered something the other night as I was adding Hellgate stories and stats to the extremeultrarunning.com website. After being delighted to report a 14 minute PR for myself, I must recant. Sad, indeed. Here is what happened.
When I looked up prior results, I stopped short when I saw a previous time for me at 15:54 since I did not remember running under 16 hours three times. Guess what? 2004 was the 15:54 but in 2007, I ran 15:40:22. My time this year? 15:40:31. Shoot. 9 measly seconds away from a PR. In the context of nearly 67 miles, that really isn't much. UGH!!!
Sorry for the misinformation. Somehow, I'm not quite as excited anymore. I was loving the idea of a PR.