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Friday, May 17, 2013

MMT100 One More Sleep

That's it.  A single one mile run and now all I have is to drive to the start, bunk till 4 a.m. and then run 100+ mountainous mile. 
I'll start my day in this...

Spend the warmer hours in this...

And God willing, cross the finish line in this.

It's gone from this to...

This and now off I go.

My goal put simply is to finish but I think I nailed it when a runner friend asks some advice as he approaches his first 50 miler.

Shelly Cable Steve Modica First you'd want to see this site ( http://www.vhtrc.org/mmt/ ) for the MMT 100. Every 100 is different so the training for each and the race day are a widely different experience. For MMT I did as much training on the race course as possible to get used to the very technical terrain. My plan is what most any ultra runner's plan is on race day, to run every thing I can as efficiently as I can and hike like I mean it when I have to. There will be section that are too rocky, too steep or in the middle of the night too dark to be safely (for me) run so I will be making that judgment call as I progress over the course. The biggest factor in my finishing will be correct pacing and proper fueling. I won't "win" this race by a long stretch but if I can cross that finish line within the cutoff and have loved more moment than I have struggled; then I will have won!


  1. You are going to be so awesome!! Have fun!! =)

  2. You are awesome for even attempting this! Go for it!

  3. Best wishes for a great race! I can't wait to read all about it.