Saturday, April 14, 2007

100 Mile Advice

I just read a very good insightful post of Joey's on finishing a 100 mile. This quote matches something I have thought for quite some time:

"A lot of folks go into a 100 setting themselves up for failure. If you enter a race with the possibility that you might not make it then you probably won't. If you think that you get a certain distance or place in the event and you might drop there, then you will drop."

Mind over matter people!! If you don't think you can do it, you probably won't.

Another good website about 1st 100s: here; I have read his page more than one time.
This is another great post,by John Morelock.

I did one hour on the treadmill today. I mixed up jogging with walking, cranking the incline up to 5 or 6% for the walking. I am looking forward to a 13-15 mile trail run at Mohican on Sunday. We're back to winter weather again here in Ohio:
"Rain and snow showers in the morning. The rain and snow will change to rain showers in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precip 60%."

Winds 20 to 30 MPH???


tony said...

Kim, you're the best! A huge help to me as I consider BR100 for a first ultra. I actually have taken notes / printed things off your blog. I want to be informed so I can finish. This one was very helpful, too. I'd like to come with Mike K someday, and run with you guys! Thanks!

Sensationally Red said...

Hey Kim...I like your profile info. I definitely think you should keep the title of your blog..Trails of an Ultra Newby. Ultra-running is an extraordinary thing. But if you paint yourself as an "ordinary runner doing extraordinary things" you'll do more to motivate other runners and bring more to the sport, like myself, that would "someday" like to run an ultra. I love your blog! Give all the nitty-gritty details!

Chef Bill Bailey said...

Hey Kim
I agree with Joey's quote. I use to be one of those people who would bitch about climbing the hills and how much more do we have to run. I find that if I get it in my head that I am going to run the hills I end up running all the way up. Yes I am tired and it's hard, bla, bla, bla, but I am doing this for me and I can already see results from all my hard work and mind games I play on myself.

Tim Looney said...

Thanks Kim. I am going to print the articles you reference as I prepare for my first 100 mile. 64 more days! Yikes!