Will I ever learn?!
You'd think I would have learned after my experience at the Lean Horse Hundred.
No way! I rested and then promptly started looking for my next ultra. A good place to start is Stan Jensen's Run 100s website. The best way to recover after a DNF is register for another one!
I found that on November 15th they will be running the Javelina Jundred in the desert outside of Phoenix. It is run on a 15 mile loop in McDowell Mountain Park. The Javelina Jundred is known for its party-like-atmosphere and has a reputaton for being a very friendly 100 mile ultra for first timers.
Other benefits include a 100-k "wimped out" award for those who do not make the full one hundred but go at least four loops. There also are awards for Best Ass, Best Costume (male and female), First Virgin (first 100 mile completed at Javelina Jundred), Most Memorable Perfomance (called the 'Geri K'), Top Team (best two person team), Youngest, Oldest and Dead Last.
If I am able to finish 100 miles, I think that the "Dead Last" award might just be for me!
There are only two cut-offs: 28 hours before starting the last 9 mile partial loop and 30 hours to complete the full 100 miles. Finishers after 30 hours will still get a posted "unofficial" time.
After running two marathons in two weeks as training, I feel ready.
Am I crazy? You bet! Will I ever learn? Probably never!