Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Putting it altogether for the Ozark 100 Mile

     Well the Ozark 100 Mile is this weekend. I have put in a few runs since the Twin Peaks 50 Mile. No long runs just a bunch of shorter intense runs with hills. Today was the last of my training runs for the race. The Green Hornet came out to run this afternoon with me at Maybury. We took in the the beautiful fall afternoon. The leaves covered the trail and effortlessly we maneuvered the trail.

     I feel ready for this weekend knowing that one is never truly ready for a 100 mile run. So many things can happen over the course of running for 32 straight hours it is hard to predict a perfect race. This race is more like an adventure; the one true way I look at these long races. Hills, stream crossings, hills, challenging running surface, hills and all the good things that go into these ultra events. The race will have live tracking; 

Photo by: Kylie Rose Studios

I picked a nice theme song for the weekend. George Strait's Here for a good time:

I am not gonna lay around and whine and mourn for somebody that done me wrong
Don't think for a minute that I am gonna sit around and sing some old sad song
I believe it's half full not a half empty glass
Every day I wake up knowing it could be my last

I ain't here for a long time
I'm here for a good time
So bring on the sunshine, to hell with the red wine
Pour me some moon shine
When I'm gone put it in stone "He left nothing behind"
I ain't here for a long time
I'm here for a good time

Folks are always dreaming about what they like to do but I like to do just what I like
I take the chance, dance the dance, it might be wrong but then again it might be right
There's no way of knowing what tomorrow brings
Life's too short to waste it I say bring on anything


My daughter Kylie put together a 10 hour play list to entertain me during the race. The first track is "Welcome to Paradise" by Green Day. Closing it out with "Keep Holding On" by Avril Lavigne as the music ends and darkness falls. She has put a lot of work into the list; peppering it with inspirational songs.

Well it is about time to hit the road for the trip to Missouri. I promised the Anchorman that I would go sub 28 hours in exchange for use of the mattress pad for the cabin. So I guess I need to deliver on this promise!


1 comment:

  1. Hey bud. Hope all went well at Ozark. We met at Haliburton 100M on Sept and I asked you about the Leadville race. I'm sure you don't remember muhc since you had just finished your race and you were still thinking about those wolves eating you! Anyway, I've signed up for Leadville in 2012 and was wondering if you had any words of advice.