Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sorry, I need to quit saying that. Here's a damn update finally!

So I finished the Mohican 100K! I didn't just finish, I kicked it's ass! I was hoping to finish the 100K in 9-10 hours, I finished in 8:19:00 with room to grow next year. Thank you to all of the people who have supported me in my training and a special thanks goes out to Wheels On Fire Bicycle Service, my team sponsor.

I took the day off Friday to sleep in and finish getting myself ready. I packed everything up and went to a wonderful lunch with my girlfriend before heading out around 2:00. Loudonville is about 1.5 hours away and you can get stuck behind slow traffic on the back country roads. I stopped along the way and picked up Subway for dinner for some decent protein and carbs. I got down to Mohican Adventures to register and pick up my information pack at about 4pm. From there I went to check in at the Mohican River Inn, this Inn is the main reason why my gf did not want to attend this year. I brought my sleeping bag to sleep on top of the bed linens, we'll leave it at that! I chatted with some of the other folks racing, I would have been better if my blood sugar would not have spiked so high. It was painfully high, so I took the necessary insulin after I discovered my pump hose was blocked. I settled in for a long night of tossing and turning but my blood sugar finally came back to a normal level.

I think I'm babbling a lot so let's get to it. Got up at 5am to get ready, pack everything back up and drive my car to the finish line parking lot. Got the bike and myself ready and then rode the mile to downtown Loudonville for the start. Once at the start line the let us know the 100K folks would be starting 15min later than the 100milers to avoid bottlenecks. Off we went and I knew right off the bat I was going to kick ass. Weather was great and the sun was shinning, a far cry from the rivers of last years crazy race.

Everything said and done:
Official Time: 8:19:13 113th place out of 197 in my class (Winner finished in 4:55:57!) My goal next year is to shave 30 min off!
Bike time from cycle computer: 7:41:15
Miles: 63
Feet of climbing: 7373
Calories burned: 5835
Average HR 163
Temp: 93 and sunny

Picture of me crossing the finish line!

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