Ran 7.0 miles @ 9:08/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - N/A (didn't feel like wearing strap)
Stephen and I met up at 5:30am to get in our final Pineland Farms training run before the Vermont 100 next weekend. The rolling terrain there is always a great workout. We just set out at an easy pace and discussed the race and a variety of other topics. Stephen is a great guy to run with, and I just wish he wasn't so darn fast (or I was faster) so I could run with him next week. I suspect he'll be leaving me and a lot of others in the dust!
Today I will finish buying supplies for next week and put together my drop bags and arrange my camping gear. Should be fun.
Below are my projected times for certain aid stations. Listed are my estimated times of arrival, along with the paces up to that checkpoint from the last with a progressively slower pace as the race moves along.
Start = 4:00am
21.1 miles - 8:15am - 12:00/mile
30.1 miles - 10:25am - 13:00/mile
47.2 miles - 2:05pm - 13:00/mile
57.0 miles - 4:25pm - 14:00/mile
62.1 miles - 5:40pm - 14:00/mile
70.1 miles - 7:30pm - 14:00/mile
77.0 miles - 9:15pm - 15:00/mile
88.6 miles - 12:15am - 15:00/mile
95.5 miles - 2:10am - 16:00/mile
100.0 miles - 3:30am - 18:00/mile
Total time = 23:30
I'm looking at the above as a best case scenario. I'll seriously be very happy just to finish. Even if I have to drop out, I'll be fine with that. I just feel fortunate enough to be running this race, especially after the knee surgery three months ago. Having said that, a sub-24 hour time to get the buckle would be very sweet, and that's what I'm aiming for. But regardless of what happens, it should be a lot of fun, and that's what it's about.