I remember the days when I had no desire to run 100 miles. What makes me think I can do this, when I could barely survive a 100k? When I can’t breathe in any distance over 50k?
I feel like one of these times I won’t have lung problems. I won’t freak out. Everything will just work. … hmm.
After Twisted Branch I had 100 on my mind. It seems like the next necessary step.
Why Burning River 100?
- I ran parts of the course last year, and paced Daven.
- The trails were awesome.
- It’s in August. I like heat.
- I loved everything about this weekend.
- Dan-O is running too.
- Good timing from Cayuga 50
- It’s point to point.
- Elevation isn’t crazy.
I am not a strong hill runner. I can run down them. But climbs that go on forever tend to kill me. So Burning River should be ideal for me.
What’s my goal?
I don’t want to just finish. I don’t want to be rolling in at 10am the next morning. I’d like to be done in a day. Or close to 24 hours. But if im in death mode, I’ll settle for 30 hours.
So what’s next?
I signed up for Cayuga again. I wasn’t going to. Then I did. Cause it’s awesome.
I dunno. Hiking and ADKs and stuff. and running I guess. Maybe Bikram. Then Burning River. Then I might be dead. We’ll see.
p.s. I qualified for Boston. Barely.