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Burning River 100

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Location:

Little Rock,AR,United States

Member Since:

Oct 19, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 7, 2017

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 1, 2016

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:36:33, 1st Place (Course Record);  October 3, 2015

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:59:12, 1st Place; October 4, 2014 

War Eagle Tail Twister 50K: 4:07:12, 2nd Place; June 3, 2017

2017 New York City Marathon: 2:53:59; November 5, 2017

2013 Boston Marathon: 2:59:11; April 1, 2013

PR, Sleeping Bear Marathon: 2:45:41, 1st Place; October 7, 2012

PR, Soaring Wings Half Marathon: 1:20:33, 8th Place; October 29, 2011

Nation's Tri Olympic Distance Triathlon, 2010, Washington, D.C.

Personal Records: 100 Mile Ultra, 15:36:33; 50K Ultra, 4:07:12; Marathon, 2:45:41; Half-Marathon, 1:20:33; 5K, 17:02 (flat); Olympic Distance Tri, 2:42:57

Personal:

Pride necessarily sprouts and grows; a pride that can only come from relentless kneading of unwilling flesh, painful months of grinding and burning away all that is heavy, all that is strength-sapping and useless to the body as a projectile. --John L. Parker, Jr., runner/author

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. --Theodore Roosevelt

I work as an Attorney in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Miles:This week: 25.00 Month: 126.00 Year: 3900.00
Race: Burning River 100 (102.2 Miles) 18:58:46, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 7
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
103.000.000.000.00103.00

Perfect morning for an early 4 am start to the Burning River 100 in Ohio.

I went out in the lead, taking advantage of the first 18 Miles of pavement and bridle path. At that point, the course transitioned to varied terrain, with increasingly more rolling trails and single track. Nevertheless, I managed to hold the lead through Mile 72, but, at this point, I was having difficulty holding down fluids, and my day got a lot tougher.

Around Mile 96, quads shot from the steep descents into several creek beds, and completely dehydrated, I was limited to slow walking over most of the last 6 Miles. I hung in for 7th place and was pleased to squeak out sub-19 hours.

You always learn a lot about yourself from running hundred milers, and today was no different.

Diana, my amazing crew chief, was there for me throughout the day. And it was another good adventure we got to experience together.

 

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00
Comments
From jtshad on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 14:42:16 from 141.221.191.225

Congrats, way to battle through. Take some time to recover...with beer!

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