I just checked the "Where's Karl" web site and found the following update. I guess Andrew Thompson's record is still the one to beat. One can only wonder if the 53 mile day through the Whites was the main cause; or a combination of that and running/walking far differing miles per day. Another runner who has tried the trail thought that trying to do about the same amount of MPD was easier on your body. Karl's plan to only stay at roadside in the RV hampered trying to do more consistent mileage and I thought that was a big mistake. Of course sitting here in front of my computer, it's easy to second guess Karl. Still an amazing effort.
"My Anterior Tibialas is tweaking. It’s swollen and unrunnable right now. Needless to say, the record will remain in AT’s (Andrew Thompson) hands. My plan now is to pop vitamin P (Prednisone) for a few days and see what happens, along with ice baths a few times a day. I am not quitting yet, vitamin P sometimes has an incredible affect on inflammation, and I will continue if it comes around….quitting this early is not an option. Thanks for all the support and cross your fingers, cuz’ it ain’t over yet."