Journey to 100: Week 26/26 Race Week

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Journey to 100. For all the ultrarunning series, here is Journey to 100 last week’s post, and for additional ideas, follow the link. Training for a 100.

This week is the 100 event, not much to do from a running perspective other than focus on recovery before the event.


Check and double-check your plan and the checklist. Do not leave anything to chance if you can help it.


Plan ahead of what you are going to do.

Visualize and visualize some more.

Provide the final announcement to your crew and pacers to verify and review any last-minute adjustments.

Get ready to have some fun!

How is the plan going:

This week was is event week. The very low workweek mileage in preparation for the big weekend, here are some highlights,

Monday: One easy mile followed by some strength training workout at the gym

Tuesday: Easy 4 miles

Wednesday: Morning stretches with some additional Yoga. An easy afternoon InsaneRunning group run.

Thursday: Rest day, with some stretches.

Friday: Packet pick up with some walk to get and set the area ready..

Saturday: Race Day

Sunday: Completed Umstead-100. Blog review post of the event here.

This week’s actual numbers:

Week 26MonTueWedThurFriSatSunTotal
& Rolling
& Rolling
45Stretches Rest7030109

Next Week’s Plan: Mostly enjoying the rest

Week XXMonTueWedThurFriSatSunTotal
& Rolling
4513Rest RestRest22