Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Last Minute Prep For 100 Miler

I got some great news in our preparations for the 100 miler coming up on Saturday. I was happy to find out that my sister Hollie will be joining Mel to help crew and pace! Hollie is one of the most supportive, enthusiastic, happy people I know. (Here is a picture with Hollie when we ran the Park City Marathon.)


Both Mel and Hollie will be pacers for me. Each will take turns joining me for 10-15 miles toward the end of the race. The job of a pacer is to 1) make sure the runner is eating and drinking, and 2) make sure to keep them focused when the runner starts going nuts and begins talking with Care Bears and unicorns.

I have written down certain words of wisdom they can remind me of during the 30 hours of the Javelina Jundred:
*** Embrace the suck.
*** Just make relentless forward progress.
*** Keep going, even if you have to walk.
*** It's not over 'till it's over.
*** Remember all your training and hard work.
*** You don't want a DNF next to your name.
*** Imagine how it's going to feel to cross the finish line.
*** Dig deep. Dig deep!
*** Don't talk to Care Bears.

Would you like to watch the Javelina Jundred unfold right before your eyes online? Here is info from their website:
The Javelina Jundred offers one of the most advanced webcasts available on the ultra circuit. As runners pass through the timing gateway, lap times are recorded from the timing chip and instantly displayed on the Ultracast web page on the Aravaipa Running website. Family & friends may access the Ultracast during the race by visiting www.aravaiparunning.com/avr/ultracast. A webcam of the finish line will be integrated into the Ultracast as well. Runners cross through this check point every 15 miles. (I got bib # 300.)

The race starts Saturday morning (November 12th) and the cutoff is 30 hours. Tune in for a good time.

Are there any other words of wisdom I should add to the list for this weekend?

22 comments:

  1. Your posts make me so excited to run a 100 miler one day. Knock 'em dead this weekend!!

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  2. NO care bear conversations!!! Great rule :)

    You are totally going to outlast this thing, Cory. Ultracast!!! I am going to check that out. Great bib # BTW

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  3. Oh my goshhhh...you are seriously amazing. I really cannot wait to hear how this goes. I think you are going to do amazing and you are so lucky to have such supportive people around you. hough I love the Care Bears, shut them out for this race! Take it easy this week :)

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  4. Embrace the suck....love it!! My personal mantra right now is "Hard Work. Dedication." a la The Biggest Loser. GOOD LUCK!!

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  5. I love "Embrace the Suck!" I am adding that one to my repertoire!

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  6. ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! so incredibly excited for you!!!! i am going to be in canada (random i know) but seriously going to try and pull up some of this live feed on saturday in order to track your progress!!! good luck!!!

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  7. Good luck...you will do awesome! I say that, if the care bears are being encouraging and helpful, go ahead and talk to them.

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  8. I've got no words of wisdom to add except you are crazy awesome for doing this race... or maybe just crazy, but nothing wrong with that! So excited to read all about it!

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  9. I can't believe it is here already!! I am so excited for you and I know that without a doubt you are mentally prepared for this race. I will be stalking you and I will be texting you throughout the race so hopefully you will have your phone. I really wish I could be there to support you in person but I will do my best from afar.

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  10. Good luck with finishing and with the not talking to unicorns and care bears! What a feeling to cross the finish line and know that you ran 100 miles!

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  11. Those are some great words of encouragement that you'll be needing towards the end. Your pacers look like they'll get ya there. You'll be in my prayers all day as I track your progress. You're gonna be great! Way to go, Cory!

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  12. Love the words of encouragement...especially "Don't talk to Care Bears" Ha ha!! :)

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  13. I'm sure you will do well out there. You've got the right attitude going in. Keep it real and ENJOY the precious moments while you are in them!

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  14. Good luck, Cory! I can't wait to hear about the Care Bears...um, I mean, the hundred. :^)

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  15. #300 just feels good for some reason, doesn't it? I'll be praying for you! Good luck, Cory. You are ready for this!

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  16. Wow sounds like you have a great race team and I'm loving those mantras. I have to go with my favorite race sign... your feet hurt because you're kicking so much ass.

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  17. Good luck and watch out for the Care Bears! 100 miles! I can't wait to read all about it!

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  18. I am absolutely ecstatic to be there with you and Mel through the race! You are the most wonderfully ambitious person I know, and I continually admire your zest for life! You are definitely one who can say you have lived a full life, experienced a lot, and truly LIVED.

    I read a quote the other day that said, "Carpe the hell out of this diem!" We'll definitely do that this weekend!

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  19. You are going to rock it! I saw you running out in the reserve today and was going to honk at you and yell "Go Cory" but there were small children walking to school and I didn't want to scare them. I have some good motivation for you....If you don't finish then you have to listen to Mel and I sing you songs from Celine and Heart for 10hrs! That ought to keep you running!

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  20. WOW! 100 miles, that seems like such a long way AND IT IS! But I have faith in you! You can do it!

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  21. But what if you WANT to talk to Care Bears? :)

    I can't wait to read how your race goes, I feel like you're going to rock all 100 miles!

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