Congratulation Lori! That is such an incredible accomplishment! Have you been working with Eric one on one, or with one of his online training programs? Please do tell about fueling and night running. Again, congratulations!
Yes, I have worked one on one with eric since about April using an on-line program, e-mail, and phone calls. I fueled mainly with CR333, a simple carbohydrate/long-chain amino acid/electrolyte mix and water. I drank about 20oz or 300cal per hour and drank during the day (85-90 degree temp) an additional 10-20 oz of water. At night I only drank the 20oz/300cal per hour. I only took a salt cap about every 4-6 or more hours (I don't typically sweat a lot and at night the temp dropped to around 50 degrees although it felt like about 20!). I tried to eat a little at the aid stations, but after trying a little banana or pb&J I was sick feeling for the next 2-3 miles. After the first 20 miles I never ate again and felt well fueled and well hydrated the rest of the way. The last 5 miles were excruciating. I developed a sharp pain in my R knee with every step and soon after sharp pain in the flexor tendons of my feet. I literally limped the last 5 miles crying (with no tears, which really pissed me off!). Thank God for my pacer! She just kept telling me I could do it. She also kept lying to me about how far we had left to go ;). Initially I didn't think I wanted a pacer, but I can honestly say i would have quit without her. I didn't layer up at the last aid station because i was moving fast and was not cold. I paid for that those last 5 miles limping in. I got a little hypothermic and dehydrated because all i could think about was how much I hurt. I should have been drinking more. I did distract myself with singing The Rolling Stones, "She's So Cold". I had passed the lead female at the 80 mile mark and just knew she was going to pass me in those last long slow 5 miles. I kept looking for her headlamp, but she never caught me. As I write I am in tears....humbled, thrilled, tired, anxious to run again soon!
She nailed it. Shows you what hard work and attention to all the details can do. Way to go Lori!
In Oklahoma? I had some friends doing the 50K.
WOW!!! You give me hope! I would love to do a 100. Congratulations!!
Wow, awesome! Congratulations! What would you say is your big breakthrough with your training... because that's a long way... sorry, I'm new here.
I can relate to that, actually. I've ran a few marathons already... but 100km seems unreachable... i know what you mean with body sensing... the only way I can do that is through a lot of training. But you have my vote, because what you've achieved is incredible. I guess for me I'd like to be in the same place one day... for me I tend to get injured right before success... Maybe I should take a closer look at Eric's training... Is it expensive to have him as a coach? Does he train for all distances or only ultras?
Congrats!!! that's such an amazing achievement!!
Amazing!, Thanks for sharing!