My First 100 Mile Ultramarathon
Well it’s been a very long time since I have done any multi-day adventures. The military, my recent obsession with skydiving and trying to juggle all life’s other commitments has left little gaps of available time. Also, I must mention my new home in Georgia has hostile summers that make any activity outside completely miserable, so it’s no wonder I haven’t gotten out. But that’s all about to change, the weather is slowly turning and I can get outside to train without sweating an entire puddle on the ground.
So the race starts November 1st and covers 100 miles of eastern Alabama mountains on mainly single track, some jeep road and a few miles of pavement. Looks like it’s going to be a great course. Never done an ultramarathon of this length before so I am sure there will be some lessons learned. I can only imagine that my experience with multi-day mtn bike races will be an advantage. I’m looking for a strong finish with a decent time, nothing record breaking, just would like to cross the line. Looking at the last few years of the race times seem to be anywhere from 17-24 hours. I think I’ll be somewhere in the middle. Really looking forward to getting out there for the sufferfest and out of this tent I have been in for the last 8 days. Posted from my phone
Check out the link below if you’re interested in the race.