My average training week has been 32 miles. Generally it would not be a bad idea to even attempt a 100 miler with that low of volume. The course is a 2 mile loop that each competitor will go around 50 times, yes you read that right; le hamster wheel. Why?
For me this race represents a mental challenge. I have completed a few 100 mile runs and recognize that physically I am not in shape to compete for time; law school has made that impossible this year. But I do have an insatiable desire to test my metal. This run in particular lends itself to this test since I will neither have a crew nor pacers; the two things that have saved me time and time again during ultra marathons. My thoughts and the prayers of those who know me versus the distance.
I will have some Victory Design Drop Bags, Tailwind Nutrition and hopefully a few votive candles from my mom shinning in my direction.