• 2010 White River 50-mile Trail Championships (Washington)

  • 2011 Waldo 100k (Oregon)

  • 2011 Waldo 100k (Oregon)

  • 2012 Leona Divide 50-miler (California)

  • Mt. Hood Circumnavigation- August 2011 (Oregon)

  • 2013 Patagonian International Marathon 63k (Chile)

  • Grand Canyon (November 2011)

  • 2011 Rocky Raccoon 50-miler (Texas)

  • 2012 Western States 100-miler (California)

  • 2010 White River 50-mile Trail Championships (Washington)
    Running in the shadow of Mt. Rainier finishing 5th place overall. Photo: Nick Cooksey
  • 2011 Waldo 100k (Oregon)
    En route to an overall 5th place finish - Photo: Michael Lebowitz
  • 2011 Waldo 100k (Oregon)
    En route to an overall 5th place finish. - Photo: Michael Lebowitz
  • 2012 Leona Divide 50-miler (California)
    Running some early miles with Timothy Olson and James Bonnett in the mountains in SoCal. Photo: Stephanie Deveau
  • Mt. Hood Circumnavigation- August 2011 (Oregon)
    Enjoying views of volcanoes while running a 40-mile circumnavigation of Mt. Hood.
    Photo: Joe Grant
  • 2013 Patagonian International Marathon 63k (Chile)
    Running in quite possibly the most beautiful place I have ever visited! Photo by: TrailChile
  • Grand Canyon (November 2011)
    The night before a 45-mile "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim" run on the Bright Angel Trail in the big ditch (Arizona). Photo: Yassine Diboun
  • 2011 Rocky Raccoon 50-miler (Texas)
    On the way to finishing up 2nd place overall in Huntsville State Park in February.
    Photo: Lynn Ballard
  • 2012 Western States 100-miler (California)
    Coming into the Foresthill Aid Station at approximately mile 62 with Neal Gorman (left) and pacers/crew Joe Kleffner and Willie McBride. Photo: Bob MacGillivray

Monday, 15 September 2008

Getting Closer

OK... so the butterflies are officially fluttering in my stomach and we're still five days out. I'm realizing the amount of planning that goes into these types of events. Not only do I have to be prepared for what I will need to complete 100 miles but also what I "might" need if or when something goes "wrong". I must say that it has been nice not running as much this week even though I caught a little bit of a cold. I was reading that this is common when endurance athletes go into a taper. It's almost like tricking your body and it kind of lets it's guard down. Thankfully it's on it's way out and I should be good to go for the weekend. Also, the weather forecast is looking near perfect for the ultra event...let's hope it stays that way.

Miles for the week: 30

Monday= rest
Tuesday= 6.5 miles with Finger Lakes Running Company crew up Remington through Cayuga Heights and back down to store
Wednesday=3.5 miles power hiking over Greek Peak with Ian scouting out the first leg of the course
Thursday=6 miles out around SUNY Cortland
Friday= 6 mile night run w/ headlamp from downtown up Remington to apt. on Warren Rd. (12:30 am - 1:30 am)
Saturday= 8 miles on Cayuga and Pink trails
Sunday= no running/ 17 miles on bike-- biked downtown from apt. then was lead biker for Ithaca 10-mile race

This week is still going to involve some logistical organization with Erica (my main crew person), family, and pacers (Michael W. and Jamal). Other than a little nasal congestion my body is feeling in tip top shape. I watched a great movie last night recommended to watch before this ultra event by my brother called "Touching The Void". It involved a couple of climbers and the near death mishaps in the high peaks of Peru and how their courage to never give up allowed them to finish their mission. It was quite inspiring before embarking on this treacherous goal I have set out to do.

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