- February 22, 2005 at 2:15 am #2269
How’d the 100k go?
- February 22, 2005 at 2:27 am #17836
Inquiring minds want to know…….
- February 22, 2005 at 2:23 pm #17837
i’m not trying to steal Double’s thunder but he emailed a local group of us with his trip report…
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I returned yesterday from a barn burner of a road trip with Roy. We flew
to Atlanta early Friday and
after a wrong turn or two ended up at the race director’s house (Janice
Anderson) in the afternoon. We
marshalled out to the course w/ some of the supplies and then returned for
some shut eye. This is
when I learned that Roy eats everything I don’t and vice-a-versa.
The course was flat, the day was cool w/ no wind and there was plenty of
competition to be had from
the start. About 27-28 100k entrants and 50-60 in the 50k headed out for
the 2 x 50k out and backs.
Personally, I felt flat from the beginning and by 15k my legs had already
taken a bit of a pounding from
the 99.9% concrete path. Did I mention it was concrete. By the first 25k
I was hoping to still to get near
8 hours, but it never got better. I got back to the 50k around 4:03 and
had been thinking of dropping around
35k. None-the-less I would head back out and see why I did all that
It got worse. Three or four people went by me including Connie Gardner and
Regan Petrie. I was
impressed how powerful they ran and decided to try and copy the style.
After about 20-30 minutes I
found myself coming back to them and would run back and forth with them as
well as Eric Linder and
David Walker. At the 75k turn David took more time than me so I headed
back. Connie and then Regan
were bearing down on me and I had to work. My quads were shot, but I
convinced myself if I never
walked then no one would pass me.
Seeing Roy on the way back, he told me Godale was walking and I could pick
up a few places. Sure
enough, people were dropping fast and others had dropped at the 50k. After
I passed Mark, I soon passed
Mike Buchanan who had felt the rath of the concrete as well. I ended up
running the last 25k faster than
the one before it, but in a disappointing 8:42 for 7th overall.
Runners from the state of Washington went 1 and 2. The first guy was in
the high 7:20s I believe and 2nd
ended up at 8:07. A total of 13 finishers and only Connie (8:51 and 8th)
and Regan (8:53 and 9th) finished
among the women. No excuses, but the concrete for me was unfavorable.
The best part of the trip was staying at Janice’s and hanging out with Roy
for the weekend. We just flat
out had a good time and told funny stories about all you people since you
I’ll see you at Ice Age.
- February 22, 2005 at 3:47 pm #17838
Man, Double is an animal. One of the things that most impresses me about him is how, no matter how bad things are going, he always guts it out and turns a bad day into something he can at least build on.
Speaking of Ice Age, not that I’m planning on running it – at least this year, but what’s the date?
- February 22, 2005 at 4:44 pm #17839
- February 22, 2005 at 5:09 pm #17840
Hmm…if I just…naah…better not. 😉
- February 22, 2005 at 5:51 pm #17841Ryan wrote:no matter how bad things are going, he always guts it out and turns a bad day into something he can at least build on.
Yeah, his ultra reports always seem to say something like “I was feeling like crap but decided to keep running and see what happens.” Then he usually finishes with “I was 4th overall.”
Way to go Double.
- February 22, 2005 at 6:19 pm #17842
Thinking of dropping with only a third completed yet you finish… and stronger than virtually anyone else. I wanna be like you when I grow up but would be ecstatic with half of what you possess. 😀
As always, I am totally impressed. You ‘da man’ and ‘da legend’ Double!!! 8)
- February 22, 2005 at 6:52 pm #17843
Great job – now if I can only gut out a similar effort for only 40% of the distance 🙄 Sheesh I feel week. Thanks for the effort, now I have something to think about to motivate me through the little 26.2 miles on 22 MAY 05 in Green Bay.
- February 23, 2005 at 1:14 am #17844
Hey, it was a great experience. Honestly, I will probably do it again. The thing I’m most disappointed about is the peaking issue. I have felt positively flat the past two 100ks. I don’t ponder the issue, I simply tried to do too much since July. I thought I could handle it and I couldn’t. The good news is I get to train less for awhile.
I appreciate the kind words, but you would all have done the same. My last five road 100ks:
2001 = 8:30 Pittsburgh, PA
2002 = 7:43 Duluth, MN
2003 = 10:24 Taiwan
2004 = 9:38 Eagle, WI
2005 = 8:42 Rockmart, GA
Hey, I see a positive trend developing.
I still have that one shimmering day from Finland to Duluth where it sorta came together. At the time I felt there was much more I could have done and would do. Now I see the sun don’t shine on the same dogs a$$ everyday. I am so glad that Zeke was there to contribute and it was all made possible by this little website.
Ryan you should get out to Ice Age in some capacity. Relay, crew for one of us, or even the 50k. Ask Jerry, Pski, Linz or FB; it is something that will take you to the mountain. Other things in life will seem simplier.
Jerry and Linz, I am so looking forward to the dinner at Albanese’s the night before Ice Age. We’ll get Ryan, Kooch and Larry out there and tell big lies. The first round is on me, write that down. We will even bring Pski out for motivation. He whipped me to my standing PR there by spinning a few provarications.
Keep it legal.
- February 23, 2005 at 1:48 am #17845
Double, once again, heck of a job sticking it out and I do love that trend over the past few attempts.
As for Ice Age this year, I have a feeling that weekend will be plenty busy for me already. I don’t think I’ll have time to spend all day out at Kettle Moraine. Maybe next year. Maybe.
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