One hundred miles, here I come…

Saturday=  30.1 miles

Sunday=    25.2 miles

Total =        55.3 miles

 I'm getting ready for Lean Horse. One hundred miles, here I come… 'Nuf said.

 

 

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2 responses

  1. Holy #$%@ Batman! Way to go! I might have a hard time pacing you this time.

    July 20, 2009 at 8:19 pm

  2. I doubt you'll ever have a hard time pacing me, unless you're injured with an ankle sprain or a broken bone!
    I ran exactly at my hoped for hundred mile pace: 12-14 min/mile runs and 15-16 min/mile walks. If I just couldn't run < 14 min/mile because of hills or fatigue, then I walked it at 15 min/mile instead.
    I'm thinking that hill from Hill City back to the top at Crazy Horse should mostly be walked so I can save a little for later.
    I don't even want to think about DNFs but I MUST go past Harbach Park in Custer this year NO MATTER WHAT!
    A great surprise to me: I was sore and stiff after my 30.1 miles on Saturday. On Sunday, it took about ten miles to work that out. But when I did, I felt a lot better Sunday than I did after my Saturday run.
    Why?
    I did worry about running out of fluids on Sunday. I tried stealing some water from a spigot at the Volunteer Fire Department building in Pringle but it was shut off.
    Damn!
    Fortunately, the town of Pringle has a bar. I stopped there and asked for a Coors Light (beer-flavored soda water, I figured), a 7-up (need the sugar) and glass of ice. I took an electrolyte cap, mixed them half-and-half in the glass and gulped them down.
    The bar in Pringle was mostly a red-neck bar so they stared at me in my girly-man black short-tights.
    But %^&*%^$ them, I didn't care!
    I was thirsty!
    I filled my empty water bottles with ice and took one for the road. The Bavarians call such a beer mixed with lemon-lime soda: Radlermas. I must thank my folks for knowing about that. We used to drink when haying or doing other hard outside work in the summer.
    We were told this was what the bicyclists used to drink to quench thirst. Actually, auf Deutsch (in German) the word Radler means bicyclist so it must be true.
    When I started running again I felt a little sluggish from the beer (if you can call Coors Light to actually be a beer) but after 2 miles or so I found my stride again.
    The last 3 miles into Custer was downhill so I pushed it for a "fast" finish and ran it in at a 9 – 10 min/mile. That is not fast but after over 50 miles in 24 hours, it was very hard.
    Today- to my surprise I feel LESS sore after 55 miles than I did Sunday morning after having done only 30.1 miles the day before.
    What the hell is up with that?
    Is this really all in my head as I think (ie delude myself) that it is?
    I'm thinking of a 30 or 40 mile this Friday followed by who knows what the next day.
    Yes, I'm getting ready for Lean Horse. I sent in my registration fee tonight. No backing out now.

    July 20, 2009 at 10:28 pm

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