|Runners/Pacers/Crews from 2010 MMT 100|
2007 was my first year and I finished the race in 28 hr./26 min./37 sec. - 23rd place. In 2008 was my 2nd year and I made it to mile 64.9 mile in 15 hrs./9 min. and had to DNF (did not finish) or the one I like DNS (did nothing stupid). My right leg behind my knee was very tight and I limped that last 6.8 miles and decided to pull the plug. It was a smart decision and it let me run the rest of the summer without injury. 2009 was my 3rd year I entered the race but it was not my year and backed out 2 weeks before the start of the race. It was a hard thing to pull my name off the list but if your not ready for this race move on and pick another one. 2010 was my 4th and I was more focused on consistent training the whole time and knowing that backing off was not an option if I wanted to run well. I went for it from the start and I finished in 23 hrs./6 min./5 sec. in 7th place.
|My MMT 100 Race # from 2010|
My first night of training started by heading to Mohnton to run with the Pagoda Pacers for the Wednesday night fun run. I forgot my headlamp, got stuck in traffic and got there 5 minutes late. Luckily the group got a late start and I quickly got out of my car an caught up to the pack of at least 25 runners. There were 5 other runners there that are also on the list to get into MMT so it was great to talk a little about the race. We took some breaks for everyone to regroup and it was really fun pushing the ups and flying on the down hills. After the run we headed to a local restaurant for some more laughs and talks about the race. We have a great group of runners that do all kinds of distances and you can really learn some much from all of them if you listen. It just felt really great to be out running again. I have been doing a lot of fast hiking lately due to rolling my right ankle back in June and my left ankle in October. Right now the ankles are fine and are getting stronger I just have to pay more attention to my foot placements.
12-1-2010 - around 5 or 6 miles - 50+ minutes