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Umstead 100 (Read 892 times)


You'll ruin your knees!

    He won't have to worry about any competitions from me.

      - most flatulent?

      - curliest hair?

      - fastest troll?

     

    GO TRENT!

    ""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)

    C-R


      Good luck Trent. There's beer waiting for you (you know where)


      "He conquers who endures" - Persius
      "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel

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        Go Trent GO!!! Have fun out there.

        ~Sara
        It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. ~ Jimmy Dugan

        xor


          Thumbstead upstead?

           


          A Dance with Monkeys

            I had a good race, with perfect pacing for goal, good nutrition and good hydration. I had tremendous support from a good crew. I held myself well together and was having fun, without any low spots.

            However, at mile 45 the combination of a sinus infection I have been nursing, the hot humidity of the day, and the early Spring pollen triggered a fairly substantial asthma flare. I got back to the race headquarters at mile 50. I took some medicine and tried to see if I could heal my lungs. I picked up my pacer and we went out on a 5th loop. But my chest never cleared and respiratory failure is not something wise to push through. So when I finished that loop, just over 100k, I called it a day.

            50 mile PR, longest distance run to date, fairly even pacing, and my legs feel good here 2 days later. And I got to go to bed before the big electric storm rolled in. With health and training, I should be able to grab that 100 mile belt buckle, and I wonder if I was on pace for a 24 hour finish before my chest caved.

            Umstead is a great run too. A number of local Nashville folk have done well there over the years, including a couple this year. I may go back...

            xor


              Yeah. If you can't breathe, you can't run. 

               

              Welcome to my club of 60 mile 100 miler wannabes.  We can have a tea party and swap electric storm stories.

               

              It is excellent to hear that you feel good a couple days later.  try again! 

               

              Was the electric storm cool?

               


              A Dance with Monkeys

                Yeah, try again. Which one do you good peeps suggest?

                 

                Electric storms are always cool when viewed from the dry comfort of a hotel room.

                  Which one do you good peeps suggest?

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Ever run in Colorado?

                   

                  Wink


                  A Sweetheart

                    Yeah, try again. Which one do you good peeps suggest?

                     

                     

                    Heartland in October.  

                    I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

                    xor


                       


                      Best Present Ever

                        Grindstone is one that folks around my parts talk about.  


                        A Dance with Monkeys

                          Heartland in October.  

                           

                          Hmmmm.....

                           

                          Thant weekend is currently open...

                           

                          Cripes.


                          A Dance with Monkeys

                            Grindstone is one that folks around my parts talk about.  

                             

                            This weekend is NOT free. Got a bat mitzvah I gotta go to.  Heh.


                            A Sweetheart

                              Grindstone is one that folks around my parts talk about.  

                               

                              I think the idea of a 6 pm start is really interesting.  It would be nice to get the dark running out of the way.  It would be a rough intro to 100's, though.

                               

                              Here is Craig Thornley's race report.

                              I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart


                              A Sweetheart

                                Hmmmm.....

                                 

                                Thant weekend is currently open...

                                 

                                Cripes.

                                 

                                YAY!  Just put your "X" on the line.

                                 

                                Two thoughts:  1.  It is a month before Monkey.  Boom.  You got your long run in.  (Not that you can train for Monkey.)  2.  The belt buckle looks pretty.  I still can't find a good reason for doing a 100, other than for the buckle.

                                 

                                Also, it is $120.  That's cheaper than a big city marathon.

                                I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart