24 Dec '15, 11am

Zach Bitter's report from his track 100-mile American record last weekend.

In the future, I need longer tempo/progression efforts. I feel like this would give me the needed strength to hold up muscularly the final 15 miles. I need to be more strategic with timing of posterior-chain strength work (hamstrings and glutes). Something I will definitely focus on this winter. I knew this going into the event, but lane two adds up. When doing 100 miles within a 24-hour event, passing in lane two is inevitable. It’s part of the game, though, if you want to do it within a longer timed event. My Strava data clocked 104.7 miles, which a healthy chunk of is GPS error. In training, I calculated it to produce a bonus of eight to 10 seconds per mile when doing workouts on a track. This information has me excited for future events where hugging lane one is possible. I can’t thank Aravaipa Running enough for putting on such a cool event. They are top notch in plan...

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