Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday 4 miles

4 miles super easy in 32:04 with 820ft of elevation gain. I feel quite good, every cylinder seems to be firing. We'll see how I do with a 12 hour/ 2 plane travel starting at 3:30am with a 7 month old and 2-1/2 year old.
Any pace plans I had are forgotten with the forecast for Saturday, 45 and raining at race start, so muddy is a possibility. I only have one pair of trail shoes and they suck so I'll go with my Lunar Trainers. There is also a last minute entry of a guy, DeWayne Satterfield, who has run 6:00 for 50 miles and is on the Inov-8 team. I'll sit back and try to hold on to him and maybe learn a thing or two.

15 comments:

Ward said...

Good luck T.. Like you told me before Boston, this is going to be easy until it gets hard! You'll do great!

Brett said...

http://team.inov-8.us/search/label/DeWayne%20Satterfield

He just DNFd at Pinhoti 100 mile. Don't know anything about it.

I see he also set the course record for the 500k cross-state Tennessee race this summer. (WTF?!?!?!)

Lots of good results this year...probably most noteworthy is that he appears to live in Huntsville, so this is his 'home course'. Looks like he has run some good times in the 50k there over the last few years. Nothing close to his 6 hour 50 mile pace you saw...but then again this is just viewing results in black and white, so no telling what the weather was like on those days, etc.

Ironboom said...

Lucho,

Don't start focusing on the negatives, such as 3:30 am flights etc. Focus on what you can control. You've done the training. It's mental now. You'll be awesome!

Lucho said...

Thanks Ward... so true.

Brett- I'm glad he'll be there. I doubt he'll be silly at the start and I can just follow his lead. He'll run smarter than I would on my own. Hopefully I can give him a challenge at some point. Thanks for the info!

Lucho said...

IBoom- No negatives, this is all fun! I feel no pressure and am excited to just get in to the mix. I'm treating the travel like Leadville training... a huge day of fatigue followed by a 50 miler :) Thanks!

kerrie said...

have fun and enjoy the trip! a full day of travel with the boys and jo will be a blast :)
and seriously "DeWayne"?....lol

as for it being wet and muddy - i don't know if they have gear drop off places(i'm pretty sure they have that for food, but i would think they would have something for clothes for ultras...) but i'm wondering if you'll want to put a "special needs bag" with a change of clothes, socks and dry shoes at some place on the course.
i could see it being nice to have the option to change shoes and socks at some point....

Anonymous said...

Tim,

No fear! His 6:00 was in 2000, 9 years ago, and he was never the marathoner you were/are. Think positive and don't hold back. BTW, maybe he can give you a pair of FlyRoc's or something...

Eric

Lucho said...

K- It's a 5 lap course and it comes by the parking lot. We're encouraged to set up our own little transition area. I am planning for a hurricane and blizzard with 6 feet of mud and a tsunami. This is still 300 times easier than planning an IM though!

Lucho said...

Eric- That's hilarious that you say that... when I saw Dewayne was sponsored by Inov-8 I thought the exact same thing! Maybe I can beg a pair off him after the race?
Thanks for the good words!

Mary IronMatron said...

Good luck! My money is on you, except I have no one to bet with... But if I did, I'd bet on you. :) Have a great race!

J.P. Patrick said...

I'll be sending some positive vibe your way! Have a great run and have fun!

Jim P. said...

Good luck! Can't wait to read your reflections on the race.

Annie said...

Tim,
good luck this weekend, sounds like you have been doing great with your training. Can't wait to hear all about the race.

GZ said...

Congrats on the win. Race report is highly coveted at this point. Well done.

Fred (aka ace) said...

Good luck!!