Now that I pulled the pin on the 100 grenade (or grenade launcher for you, Pierre), I am starting the planning phase.
I emailed some 100 vets for their advice on what not to do in your first 100. (Julie Berg, John Taylor, and Allan Holtz.) These 3 have countless 100's under their belt, with hardware to go with it. I will post some of their responses (I am sure I will have to condense Allan's, as he is an encyclopedia).
I do know that strategy and planning are just as, if not more, important than raw strength and talent. By next week I will probably have a game plan laid out with caloric intake per hour, fluid intake per hour, and electrolyte supplement per hour.
Ironically, I am not nervous. One can not go out fast on these, so the first 50 should be relaxing. Did I just say that?
Ran 6 this morning at a 9 flat pace. I felt like I was walking. Still jumbled from the last two races. No major problems, and no DOMS this time. woo hoo!
Feel free to shoot advice my way. (Steve, I will take yours with a grain of salt)...just kidding. I will think of you when I pass elephant rock, though.