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- - By OldAndInTheWay Date 2018-04-30 10:08 AM
Hey strangers! How is everyone? I have been busy with work and kids and not around much.
Did the C&O Canal 100 over the weekend. Here is a brief recap.
My training all winter was bad. Injuries etc. I have done 4 runs between 20-22 miles all year, that was it. Plus a few miles each day. To keep my streak going.
So i was under trained but healthy at the start.
98 miles of the race is flat on the C&O canal towpath. there is a steep 1/2 mile descent to the path. do that twice. 60 mile loop then a 40 mile loop.
Race started at 7am saturday with a Sunday 1pm cut off.
112 people signed up. 17 DNS. 31 DNF. 64 Finished.
I ran with a HS friend. We have done other races together. He was undertraineed also.
It went much better than expected. We did a run/walk strategy. Weather was great. Running all night wasn't bad.
We finished in 23 hours 23 minutes 16 seconds. We finished in 17th and18th place overall. And 2nd and 3rd in the 50-59 AG.
Parent - - By oncearunner [us] Date 2018-04-30 10:59 AM
Congratulations!  We have missed you.
Parent - By OldAndInTheWay Date 2018-05-01 7:29 AM
Parent - - By Dave59 [us] Date 2018-04-30 12:37 PM
Way to go Rob. How did you feel the day after the race?

Next up?
Parent - - By OldAndInTheWay Date 2018-05-01 7:22 AM
I feel pretty bad, but not much worse than after a marathon.
I'm gonna pass on the 200 miler :roll:
Parent - - By ironjen Date 2018-05-03 3:32 PM
The head/founder of my old tri club attempted the 200 last year. He made it over 150 (can't remember the exact mileage) before quitting. He's also done 2 I think, of those ultra ironman (the double).
Parent - By OldAndInTheWay Date 2018-05-03 5:08 PM
He's got a screw loose :laugh:
Parent - - By Grey Beard Tom [us] Date 2018-04-30 12:38 PM
You are amazing.  I can't imagine 100 miles, but 100 on that tow path.  Good thing you had a partner with you.  Way to go!
Parent - By OldAndInTheWay Date 2018-05-01 7:21 AM
I wore the Chili Pepper Shorts...they were the key.
Parent - - By dnaff [us] Date 2018-04-30 1:50 PM
Killed it.   Congrats!!

Inquiring minds want to know:  What was the best aid station and why?
What was the best aid station food?
What did you drink?
Did they provide showers at the end?
Could you bring your own nutrition and have them go ahead to the next station and leave it for you?

(I'm volunteering at an aid station, maybe 2, at the Hennepin 100 this fall.  That, and I'm just nosy.)
Parent - - By OldAndInTheWay Date 2018-05-01 7:36 AM
the aid station we hit at mile 40 and again at 80 was the best.
Gilligan Island theme. great food. people in costume.

I liked most of the food. Ate all kinds of things: bars, chews, gummy bears, chips, pretzels, pickles, PB&J, grilled cheese, egg sandwich, rice, chicken broth, noodles, quesadilla, chicken wrap, humus wrap, avocado wrap

I drank water mainly. some flat coke and sports drink also.

it was at a  camp ground that had real building and i think showers were available. i just went home and took one there.

You could back 3 drop bags and but whatever in them. I did pack some nutrition but didnt use it. I did put shoes, socks and clothes in the bags. wore 3 different pair of shoes. and put on LS shirt, hat and gloves at night.
From mile 30 you had access to 1 of your dropbags every 10 miles.
Parent - By dnaff [us] Date 2018-05-01 8:41 AM
Parent - - By markhh [us] Date 2018-04-30 6:23 PM
Well done!
Parent - By OldAndInTheWay Date 2018-05-02 12:53 PM
Parent - - By Kymoose [us] Date 2018-05-01 6:06 AM
That's great, Rob!  Well done!  I'm sure it was nice to have a friend to run with especially in the dark hours.  With a minimal amount of long runs with minimal long run distance for a 100, that is an impressive time.
Parent - By OldAndInTheWay Date 2018-05-02 12:54 PM
thanks Mike. since i was undertrained there was no pressure. just went out and stuck to the plan we had. it the 50 mile mark at just under 10 hours and feeling great...that really surprised me.
started hurting physically at mile 30. But was mentally ok until mile 80...that's when it was really nice to have someone to run with.
Parent - - By pamruns [us] Date 2018-05-01 9:05 AM
Wow! Congrats!!:cool:
Parent - By OldAndInTheWay Date 2018-05-02 12:55 PM
Thanks Pam!
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