Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run just 1 week away I have begun my usual journey of reflection over the last several months of training. This year's run has special meaning as all my runs do but this was my first 100 miler (original post, subsequent post) so I am particularly excited to go back. I am also looking forward to another incredible experience as I will run and suffer with the inspiration of so many that I carry with me. Plus I have the added benefit of having my brother in law pace me on my last 12.5 mile loop.
Here is the training comparison from my very 1st 100 miler at Umstead last year and what will be my 2nd Umstead and 4th 100 miler at the 2011 race on Saturday, April 2nd.
As always, thanks to my beautiful wife for all her support of my efforts. She puts up with early alarms nearly every day, hours of wondering and hoping I am OK and of course the dreaded stink parade of nasty cloths and gear. Thank babe. You are the best and I love you.