After reading my Ice Age report from last year, seeing the forecast for Saturday, and knowing the condition I am in, I have decided to.....
If I do the first Marathon portion at the same pace, and maintain it for the remainder of the race, I will break 8 hours.
Will I break 8 hours? Don't know if that is in the cards. I am pretty sure I could do 8:30.
I am not worried about how it will affect Kettle 100. I have 4 weeks to recover, and no races in between.
Last year the heat killed me, not my conditioning. And, I ran Superior 50k the week after Ice Age.
I feel great, and feel like I have an awesome run in the hopper.
Steve posted a poll on his blog on how many hours Wynn will beat him by.
In that spirit, I am predicting I will beat Steve (He ran 100M 4 weeks ago, 50k 3 weeks ago, 50k 2 weeks ago, and god knows what kind of non recovery routine.
I am measuring by how much not by time, but by beers.
At the end of the race, Milwaukee Ale House has nice brew at the end. How many beers will I consume after the race before Steve finishes? We will see.... Take the poll.
Steve.... I do hope you see the humor in this.
And one last note. Adam and I have a battle going.
Adam is running FANS the same day I am doing Kettle 100. I challenged him to see "Who can hit the 100 Mile mark first?"
Considering he has to keep going after he hits the 100 (24 hour timed event), and I get to stop at 100, that compensates for the difference in race courses.
Anybody want to chime in with predictions?
How about what the loser has to do?