Dave – Sub 20 hour 100 mile attempt – Part 1

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    • #17669
      Dave Whiteside
      Participant

      A year ago I ran the Long Haul 100 finishing in 20 hours 49 minutes and after it vowed never to run another 100 miler again. Well we’ve all said that
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    • #17671
      Carolyn
      Participant

      Thanks for sharing this story even though it didn’t turn out like you thought it would. So often we read about the glory of racing but anything can happen (especially in a 100!). I’m sure you learned a lot.

      Running technical trails in the light is challenging enough, and the darkness adds more challenge. Have you tried clipping a headlamp to a waistbelt to augment the one on your head? Adds better depth perception so stumbles may be less likely.

      Falling is kind of scary too, as one can get quite injured (it’s not the falling, it’s the landing). We have a lot of rocks and sand here, and steep slopes, so there’s plenty to trip on. The stride and pace for trail running are so different from what they are for roads. “Driving” knees up and forward, and taking much shorter strides, have helped me a lot. I can tell I’m tired / low on electrolytes when I start kicking things or tripping.

      The pictures were beautiful, so different from the forest/desert we have here. Looking forward to Part Deux!

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    • #17676
      Dave Whiteside
      Participant

      Yes @Carolyn, I did go and buy a waist lamp for part deux!

    • #17677
      Hip Brother Tom
      Keymaster

      Great story Dave! I am looking forward to part 2!

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