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

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, www.myathletegps.com, for me that I will be wearing, and it allows anyone to be able to track them from a website. From the website, you should be able to see my location, speed, distance, and my elevation.

My race starts Saturday at 6:00am. The device was supposed to have been configured to update every minute. Below are the links that you could go to and see my progress.

You can bet that while I'm on this long trip, I will be thinking of Dustin doing his long journey. It's probably as close as I can get to fully comprehend the monument task Dustin has taken on.


Link for web Browsers & iPhones
http://www.mapmyathlete.com/vemap.aspx?name=024096

Link for PDA/Blackberry/Palms
http://www.MapMyAthlete.com/pda.aspx?name=024096

Note: Certain versions of the Blackberry browser do not work. You can download for free the Opera-mini browser on your blackberry at http://www.opera.com/mini/download.

While I’m moving, there should be a blue arrow on the map. If/When I stop moving, a bullseye pattern will appear on the map (let’s hope there’s not too many of these).

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Comment by Kevin O'Rourke on October 17, 2009 at 3:44am
Fantastic effort, you kicked ass
Comment by J-F lemay on October 13, 2009 at 2:46pm
wow! nice job! you should be very proud of ya? take care of those legs and show us some pics!
Comment by Tim Gavin on October 13, 2009 at 8:25am
Fantastic! Great job!
Comment by Eric Orton on October 12, 2009 at 5:15pm
25 hours!!! That is awesome. Now rest up. Stay active as that will really help with your recovery. Jumping in the pool a swimming around is a great way to loosen up. Go for a bike ride...anything to stay active while you rest the running legs. There is a tendency to get very tight after this race and staying active will help with this.
Congratulations - E
Comment by David Szymanski on October 12, 2009 at 5:11pm
This is great, Thomas! Congratulations!
Comment by Thomas Orf on October 12, 2009 at 5:03pm
We just go back home a couple hours ago. In a few days when I've got more time, I'll send out a more detailed summary of everything. First, thank all of you all for the nice comments above.

I did finish my first 100 this weekend. 61 starters, 41 finishers, I finished 20th in 25:27. There's lots to share, but again, I'll do that later. It was tough, tougher than I ever thought, but thanks to Eric's plan and all the support I had from my family and friends, it's almost like there was no way I could fail.

My legs are still a little sore, and I probably won't be running for a few days. :) Other than that, things are going really good, and now it's time to get back into the real world with doing laundry, grocery shopping, etc.

Again, thank you all for your kind words and support.
Comment by Shawna Kennedy on October 12, 2009 at 4:26pm
How did it go, Thomas? I'm eager to hear.
Comment by David Szymanski on October 8, 2009 at 9:42pm
I hope you have a great time, Thomas. Training is in the bank. You're going to kick it.
Comment by Jonathan Banks on October 8, 2009 at 1:42pm
Couldn't they come up with something other than a bullseye? Too ironic. Good luck man. Remind us, which race are you doing?
Comment by Tim Gavin on October 8, 2009 at 7:55am
I wish you well and can't wait to hear about your run. I am a little bit jealous of your adventure ahead :)

Cheers
Tim

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