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in: Grandpa Jameson; Grandpa Jameson > 2016-08-20

Aug 22, 2016 3:38 PM # 
Good. That's the best way to approach it. Means you'll be focused. The biggest mistake folks (me) make when they've done one is forgetting how scared you SHOULD be. Your prep has been solid, you've done the work.
Aug 22, 2016 3:42 PM # 
Agreed 100% with PG........
Aug 22, 2016 4:08 PM # 
maggie came 2nd to someone who had the fastest time since ANN FREAKING TRASON. You witnesses Maggie digging deep and getting er done. You have the same stuff. Every 100 is a war of attrition. Ask the great Max King!
Aug 22, 2016 4:40 PM # 
Patrick is right, you should be scared. It's easy to forget what can happen in 100 miles, especially if it's been awhile or after a series of good (uneventful) races. Glad you were able to see the gamut this weekend. That being said, you've trained well and you're ready!

And BTW - congrats to Maggie. She crushed it!!!!
Aug 22, 2016 6:36 PM # 
^what Clancy said. Strong work from Maggie; I'm excited to see what you put down at RRR.
Aug 23, 2016 11:26 AM # 
Grandpa Jameson:
right on guys... thanks. I was for sure nervous before watching leadville and no doubt respect the distance... but damn... hanging out at twin lakes for hours watching people hit 40 miles already wrecked and then getting back to mile 60 really hurting and thinking when I'm at that point in the race all have 47 miles left. maggie and i passed a handful of guys including some of the best (tim olson, mike aish) and they were in the box. it will be the hardest thing i've ever done and I didn't pick an easy one. 107 miles, no pacer, super cold at night, and a ton of night running.

i am really looking forward to it though and leadville was great to see a month before.
Aug 23, 2016 4:59 PM # 
you will do great. you have great depth in your conditioning. 1. hike the climbs a lot, even when it feels way to easy. 2. have layers for the night, like jacket and gloves, you would be surprised how cold you can get in the mountains @ night when your not generating heat, kind of like on the road bike. mentally = be prepared to fight the mental demons, it's hard, but try to never think about how far you have to go(aid station to aid station), that can make you panic. during the darkness, think about your family and be in the moment. Maggie has set the family standard, but don't let that effect you, most of all, have a fun attitude and don't take it to seriously ;)

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