Saturday, February 12, 2011

Still Tempted about a 100 mile Run

Hi....got in a very good weeks worth of training...Hitting weights hard...doing more tempo runs, but have not ramped up the mileage much. thats gonna change. My week was fabulous but not even close to our friends in Egypt. What an incredible turn of events.. The people have spoken.
The idea of running a 100 miler is very tempting and I know the proof in the performance is in the training. The mental toughness. Running 50 miles is one thing. I can only imagine 100 is about 5 times the stress. I have 3 Ironman triathlons under my belt and I think a 100 miler would be tougher. Do the math. I need about 15 hours for the Ironman...the 100 miler will take 30 hours... Well theres only one way to find out....so.....
I enlisted the writing skills of Scott Dunlap. (He is unaware of this. It just means I read his blog. I think its one of the best anywhere.) Scott ran the Burning River 100 miler and raved about it. It was a fun read and it shows just how amazing the race is in many respects. Kudos to the Race Director Joe Jurcyk and all the volunteers. Scott has been all over. You will come away from reading this piece thinking the Burning River is a cool race. Here is the link below.

http://runtrails.blogspot.com/2010/08/pr-at-burning-river-100-miler.html

Life's a Blast

4 comments:

duchossois said...

DO IT! You need to do it at least once.

Chef Bill Bailey said...

You got to do it...

Stacey (aka Ultraprincess) said...

Have you decided yet?

I just started training for my first 100 miler.... Look forward to following your blog :)

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