Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Quick Check

Words and images are still swirling about in my brain, mostly during times not very conducive to writing (i.e. traveling down the highway at 65). Hopefully, enough will be retained for a report to spill out onto this medium in the not too distant future.

For the time being, here's a quick update on last weekends results from the goals I set for myself:

Finish my 10th 100 miler:
- Check


Keep the sub-24hr streak at Javelina going:
- Check


Beat my 22:41 time from last year
:
- Check


If the the stars all align, the desert smiles on me and the moon's bright light fills my soul, hit something around the 22 hour mark:

- Not quite.

After losing at least 10-15 minutes during loop 5 due to some GI distress, I had to push hard during loop 6 and the final 9 miles. I still managed to knock 14 minutes off last years time to break 22:30. Finish time was 22:27 and change and, even more surprising, another top-20 finish due to typically high drop-out rate.

Full results are here.

3 comments:

Nick said...

Well done that man. Awesome result!

Steph Bachman said...

Just wanted to say thanks for the advice you posted on the Brooks ID board the other day about trail running. I used the "ski slope" method of braking on my run today. It was on a road, but it work beautifully! Thanks! : )

Eudemus said...

Steph, I'm glad you found it useful. It's a great technique to save the knees on steep downhills. One thing you learn as you become a better downhill runner is that you can recover while still moving fast downhill.