Well, after my wife told me that she thought I should try and achieve my dream of running 100 miles the other day, I started considering it again. Things are going to be different this time though. I have a great coach who is super encouraging. He also uses research based training to get his runs to their goals. The great part about this type of training is that it does not require the vast amount of miles and time that I had been doing previously. So with that said……………….
I AM GOING TO PLAN ON RUNNING 100 MILES IN FEBRUARY.
I will run in the Rocky Raccon 100 Mile Trail Run. It is a 20 mile loop that you do 5 times. The cut-off time to be considered a finisher is 30 hours. So I will be running from 6 am Saturday all the way to around 11 am on Sunday. Pretty amazing huh!!!! I know it may sound like pure lunacy to most of you, but this is a dream I have had for around 10 years or so. It all started when I read in a running magazine about people who ran 50, 100, or more miles in one pop. I had never heard of such a thing and thought that this would kill a person. But it did not kill them. It changed them forever because they did something that few people on earth will ever do nor even want to do. RUN 100 MILES. I gave it up last year to spend more time with my wife but now with the new training, I will only have to do really long runs once per month. One weekend a month is for running and that only for the next 8 months starting in May. The 40 miler will be a good base for me to start training so I will start as soon as the Strolling Jim 40 miler is over.
I just thought I would share this with you all