I added the Mid State Massive knowing that I’m never going to get into the Vermont 100 since I’m 108 on the waiting list. A few nights ago after a great training day, I registered for the Midstate Massive. I’ve been reading blogs and watching YouTube videos about the race. My plan is to volunteer at the Vermont 100 and see what the 100 mile race is all about and learn everything I can. My plan prior to Leadville included volunteering at an ultra and it just didn’t happen. This time – IT MUST.
Here is my list of all the things I need to do to finish a 100 miler that I didn’t do while training for Leadville:
- Run at night
- Hill repeats
- Speed work
- Strength training
- Walk a lot
- Volunteer at a 100 mile race
Why do I need to finish a 100 mile race?
I want to know what it’s like to cross a 100 mile finish line. I want to understand what my body has to do in order to run 100 miles. I need to finish what I started. I want the buckle.
Back to the present: today is a long bike ride and run. However before that a short mountain bike ride on the Concord trails with Fred.
78 days to Ironman Coeur d’Alene.