Thomas Orf
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How many years have you been running?
21 months
What is your goal race for the year?
Heartland 100
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
Qualifying for Boston and finishing 100k with no training
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
Finish Badwater

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Run and Dinner with Caballo

Posted on November 4, 2009 at 8:15pm 4 Comments

Caballo Blanco has been here in Austin at least for the past 3 days. On Monday, he was going to be out running and people could come run with him. There was about 18 people and we ran about 5 miles. Afterwards, we went and had dinner with Caballo at one of Austin's iconic mexican places, Chuys. I got to sit next to Caballo during dinner and it was great. I heard lots of good stories. It was really an awesome night. I felt like I was with a rockstar.

Caballo was totally down to earth… Continue

My First 100 Completion Summary

Posted on October 18, 2009 at 6:36pm 3 Comments

Let me first say that the race was difficult, even with all the training. It was much harder than I anticipated. I figured since I had done the training, and did it to the "T", then the 100 miles wouldn't be that difficult, but was I ever wrong. I didn't really train for my first attempt, so I chalked up all the pain and agony I went through to my lack of training. Now that I was trained, I certainly didn't expect to go through any hard times, and for the most part, things would be failry easy,… Continue

100 Mile... Ready or not, here I come!

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 9:02pm 11 Comments

I have my 2nd 100 mile attempt this Saturday. I failed my first attempt, only making it to mile 76. Two things are different now, than before. I now have Eric, and his training. I'm getting excited.

Eric, I hope I can do you and your training the proper justice it deserves by bringing home a finishers buckle. Thanks again for all you've done for me.

My marathon coach and friend, Shaughn, rented me a GPS device from,, for me that I will be wearing, and… Continue

$500.00 - What have you found during a run???

Posted on September 20, 2009 at 12:57pm 7 Comments

I knew this title would get everyone's attention. This title is what I found on a run yesterday morning.

I had already run 11 miles, and I met up with our little running group at 6:00am and I was going to run 14 miles with a girl who's training for a marathon. We were running in the emergency lane along a highway, and between mile 8 and mile 9, I looked down and saw a roll of something. I leaned over and picked it up. I thought it was some play money. It was rolled up with a… Continue

Training Done!!! Taper, Here I Come!!! Eric, I need A Race Strategy

Posted on September 20, 2009 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

First let me say, the that I don't consider the couple taper weeks as training, which is why I named the blog what it is. I realize the taper weeks are just as important, but they are so much easier and when you get to them, the running is so much less and so insignificant to the months that you've been through.

I have just completed Erics 24 week 100 mile training plan. To end the training, I had a 20 miler on Friday, then a 30 miler on Saturday. The next two weeks are my taper and… Continue

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