Wednesday, May 9, 2012

MMT 100


It's time for my third crack at the MMT 100 in Virginia this weekend.  I ran 21:37 in '08 and 22:39 in '09 so after a three year hiatus, I'm interested to see what I'm capable of.  Just like every runner, I'm hoping for a huge PR.  Anything less than 21:37 will admittedly be a bit of a disappointment.  Regardless of the outcome, I'm looking forward to the single-minded focus of simply running for a day on Saturday and Sunday -- a joy that I certainly do not take for granted.

Time to get my head screwed-on right . . . the most important aspect of running 100-miles (in my opinion, of course).

Enjoy some pictures from my first 100-mile experience in 2008.

The invaluable crew at Edinburgh Gap

 Mongold on pacing duty

 More crew -- the embarrassingly selfish part of trying to run 100-miles fast

Mongold will have pacing duties over the last 16-miles again this year (My friend Clay is also kind enough to spur me along for some miles)

 Gap Creek blister service

My AWESOME wife; who will be crewing this year 6-mths pregnant (she's tough)

 Paul giving info: "speed up!"

 great shot by Aaron Schwartzbard

A Happy Finish: What will the clock read in '12? . . . I hope at least an hour faster
Race Report from MMT '08

10 comments:

  1. Go get it, Adam! You'll find the new course layout (and 4am start) will give you a great opportunity to chop an hour or more off your time. Hope to run a few miles with you along the way to your PR!

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    1. It will be good to see you Dan. Make sure Nick waits for me so that we can chat a bit!

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  2. Kill it! I'll be thinking of you all all weekend, dancing on those rocks. Have fun!!

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  3. Adam, have a GREAT weekend! Wish I could be there with you in person, but I can guarantee that I will be glued to the computer on-and-off come Saturday morning monitoring the race. Best wishes for a fun and fast race.

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  4. Thanks Amy and Chris. I wish that both of you were going to be there.

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  5. Good luck this weekend Adam! See you at Veach Gap, I'll be volunteering.

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  6. Thanks Kirstin. Hopefully I'll still be looking pretty decent at that point.
    Thanks for volunteering!

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  7. Sending healthy, speedy, thoughts your way! You've got the best crew out there with Kadra by your side.

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