28 Jan '18, 1pm

Traits Of Successful First-Time 100-Mile Runners:

I agree with AJW. When I tackled my first 100 (Keys 100), I think I had those traits. I may have hit some dark patches (especially around miles 55-65) but I kept a positive attitude and applied a consistent approach/plan that I created prior to the race. I did tons of research on what to expect, read race reports, chatted with anyone who had experience, and compared that to my current running capability. I trained as much as I could in the same conditions and tested all the gear and food I would use. By eliminating all the variables, I felt as sure as I could going into the race. I did have unexpected things come up to overcome but the positive mental attitude helped my adjust on the fly. Another key aspect that helped me was to create a realistic pacing chart that showed me how fast I’d like to maintain at various stages of the race and all the aid stations. I could easil...

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