Yes!! Lumberjack 100 was great and third time was a charm. I had two goals for the day: 1) finish and 2) have fun. I did finish and it was pretty fun so I call that a success.
I decided to pace myself very conservatively so I could actually maintain and hopefully get faster on each of the 3x33 mile laps. I went out feeling great but with the plan of holding back for at least 4 hours. My goal was to finish under 9 hours. Seeing that I have not, by a NUE racer's standards, at all been training for a 100 mile race I thought that was a reasonable expectation for myself.
Here I am again..for the third time. It's a long way from home but this year I'm determined to cross the finish line. 2 years ago, I crashed out of the race before the race even started and last year my knee injury took me out after 50 miles.
This year, I simply have two goals: 1) Finish and 2) Have fun. Long races are not my focus this year so it's nice to not have any additional pressure..who knows, I may even do better than I think I will..we shall see.
I woke up this morning to an email that Bob, my beloved past foster dog is currently missing in Knoxville, TN. He escaped from his yard at 3am on Tuesday 6/15/10. He was near Ebenezer & Northshore near Pellissippi Pkwy.
If anyone has any information, please let me know. Thanks, in advance.
I got in a total of 5 hours of training this week, and 4 of them were today!