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100 Miler? One Can Dream

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People tell me when I get bored of marathons maybe I’ll start doing ultras – as in 100 mile races.  Great inspiration.  (Thanks Dave / Jeff).

  • http://friendfeed.com/css Chris Selland

    read UltraMarathon Man if you haven't already done so

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Fantastic book. Dean Karnazes is amazing.

  • Daniel Benhammou

    I started running 100s a few years ago and they are amazing. The provide a wonderful opportunity to take a time-out from the everyday hustle and reflect on what's important – all while enjoying spectacular scenery and friendly people! The leadville 100 is only 15 days away!

  • http://www.ryankuder.com Ryan Kuder

    Dean Karnazes is awesome. I read his book before my first marathon. It makes your 26.2 seem somewhat insignificant, but in reality, anyone who gets off the couch and hits the road is doing something extraordinary. Kind of like people who start companies, no?

  • http://www.jessica-thoughts.blogspot.com Jessica Schallock

    Wow, incredible to think of that kind of human acheivement. I'm sure it must be a different mindset. I imagine that once you pass a certain threshold, the whole experience changes–potential for a great spiritual experience as well as a physical acheivement. You never know–you might find that “sweet spot” as a 100 miler someday.

  • step2User

    Ultra Marathon

  • Praveen

    Is it abt a book

  • http://www.owocki.com/ Kevin Owocki

    Wow. I can't even imagine doing 100 miles all over the course of one weekend. Heck, if I had run half that much this week, I'd be in much better shape in the Gyminee challenge!

  • Anonymous

    You should do a 100 miler. There is something said for doing a ridiculously long race, regardless of pace. Much better than doing a bunch more 5+ hour marathons. Or work on you speed and break 4 hours. You are in no mans land now. jmho

  • http://www.naffziger.net/blog Dave Naffziger

    I'm not sure which stunned me more: that they weigh people before and during the race to make sure they don't dehydrate, or that in the middle of the race Jeff weighed 6 pounds less than when he started or finished.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ignighter36531 ignighter36531

    Wow. I can't even imagine doing 100 miles all over the course of one weekend. Heck, if I had run half that much this week, I'd be in much better shape in the Gyminee challenge!

  • Daniel Benhammou

    I started running 100s a few years ago and they are amazing. The provide a wonderful opportunity to take a time-out from the everyday hustle and reflect on what's important – all while enjoying spectacular scenery and friendly people! The leadville 100 is only 15 days away!

  • Jessica Schallock

    Wow, incredible to think of that kind of human acheivement. I'm sure it must be a different mindset. I imagine that once you pass a certain threshold, the whole experience changes–potential for a great spiritual experience as well as a physical acheivement. You never know–you might find that "sweet spot" as a 100 miler someday.

  • Anonymous

    You should do a 100 miler. There is something said for doing a ridiculously long race, regardless of pace. Much better than doing a bunch more 5+ hour marathons. Or work on you speed and break 4 hours. You are in no mans land now. jmho

  • Ryan Kuder

    Dean Karnazes is awesome. I read his book before my first marathon. It makes your 26.2 seem somewhat insignificant, but in reality, anyone who gets off the couch and hits the road is doing something extraordinary. Kind of like people who start companies, no?

  • step2User

    Ultra Marathon

  • Praveen

    Is it abt a book

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dave_naffzi2081 dave_naffzi2081

    I'm not sure which stunned me more: that they weigh people before and during the race to make sure they don't dehydrate, or that in the middle of the race Jeff weighed 6 pounds less than when he started or finished.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Fantastic book. Dean Karnazes is amazing.

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