It's official. I've signed up for my 3rd 100 miler.....the Javelina Jundred on October 27th 2012! I'm more than a little excited.
Last year I ran the Javelina Jundred as my first 100 miler and seriously loved every second of it. It has the feel of a party. The Zion 100 a few months ago was different. Zion was an adventure. And I love an adventure. Zion will undoubtedly be on my calendar next year. But Javelina is a party.
Javelina Jundred is held close to Jalloween so there are lots of costumes. The desert scenery is beautiful. It's cool to hear packs of coyotes howling in the distance throughout the night. The aid stations resemble a Costco.
The course consists of 15.4 mile loops run washing machine style and I loved watching the race unfold right in front of me. It's cool to see the elite runners coming back the opposite direction and cheer you on while you cheer them on. Since the loops were clockwise then counter-clockwise I never felt bored, and it was impossible to get lost.
I'm excited that my friends Ben and Travis who I ran most of Zion with will also be joining me at the race. Good times will be had by all. (Actually, I'm not sure "good times" is completely accurate for those last 40 miles.)
I think this race will always be special to me because it was my first 100. If you're ever looking to try to tackle the 100 mile beast, the Javelina Jundred would be a great option.
Well, I knew you'd do another one, and this one looks like a great one! I'll probably track you like I did last year. Good luck!ReplyDelete
That's so exciting - yay!!! Now if they'd just have a few Hostess products at the aid station, you'd be all set! :)ReplyDelete
I suddenly feel the urge to eat candy...ReplyDelete
That is great! I loved reading your experience the first time around so I look forward to hearing how it goes for round two:).ReplyDelete
I want that aid station, without the 100 mile. Can I just do one, maybe two loops and then sit at the aid station and eat the candy?ReplyDelete
You are absolutely crazy pants amazing sauce and I freaking love it!! I have really considered getting into Ultra running just for the snacks. :) Love it!ReplyDelete
I had no doubt you'd be making this post sooner or later! You're a beast.ReplyDelete
Dang! I can't imagine ever doing one...but if I did I really can't imagine doing that to myself again and then again. Have fun :)ReplyDelete
I still cannot fathom the 100 miler, Cory. WOWZAReplyDelete
There is definitely a love of 100's going on here! Cory, could you do a post about how you learned how to run ultra's and what it takes for a person to get started? Do you follow a certain order, ie marathon, 50K, 50 miles, then 100K, 100 miles? Or did you just jump in with both feet running and go for the gusto? Who taught you what to do and how to train?ReplyDelete
The aid station photo almost convinces me. Almost.ReplyDelete
From the photo I thought your post was going to be on kids birthday parties. You only run those things for the food don't you?ReplyDelete
Wow 100 miles, that's is craziness! Good for you!ReplyDelete
I've heard of beer, white wine and oysters during a race but not aid stations with kids birthday parties' food :) Great to hear about the registration for your 3rd 100 miler!ReplyDelete
Wow, that is fantastic! All our snacks for my fuel station (outside of the Hammer products) for the Mt Evans Ascent was actually from Costco - so you're not too off there!ReplyDelete
Geez, I need to start running 100 milers. The only thing I get at road races (besides oranges and bananas) are the occasional Gummi Bears. I really just want a box of Oreos and not feel guilty about it.ReplyDelete
100 miles!! What a distance. Good luck.ReplyDelete
Despite the special aid station .... I prefer shoerter distances.
I wanted to try that one this year but since I got into marine corps it's a no go. Sounds like fun, I of course can't wait to hear about it!ReplyDelete
Cory! About 2 months ago I decided I was finally going to sign up for my first 100. After many late nights of blog reading about which ultra to do as my first, I came across your race report of Javelina which was AWESOME. As a result, I too should be there (hopefully my Hokas are nice to me also) and am thrilled to meet you come October.ReplyDelete
My wife and I both love your blog and writing style - maybe we'll share a couple miles together!
Hey, I'm running Javelina this year as well! I hope to see/recognize you out there. I just read your race report from last year, and it's actually the best one I've found. Not only is it very human, and not written by someone who runs ultras in crazy-elite times (bleah), but it also has some great pictures. Good luck again this year. I'm a slower runner, so I'm sure we'll be near each other at some point. - Lisa HayenReplyDelete