100 Days run-up to Kettle 100: an ultra runner's journey
Nearly any reward in life requires give. With ultra running that 'give' we put forth is part of the reward. The ability to be able to stand up and place one foot in front of the other for so many miles brings incredible joy through the training that leads to the beloved race days. But it's not all peaches on the trails. There is rain, mud, ice, queasy stomachs and achy muscles and joints. Sometimes the price of great effort is pain, but we know that is part of the package as runners and we deal with it.
I started this training blog on Feb. 23, 2017 - 100 days out from the Kettle 100 trail race, which I will be toeing the line at on June 3. This will be my second try at completing my first 100 mile race. My goal with this blog is to be as descriptive as possible about everything that goes into my training. I will describe training runs, talk about my diet, what I am drinking and even through I am not a big gear person I will give my views on shoes, watches, hydration tools and anything else that I use to assist me on these runs.