Training for 100 miles: How I fuel for it

This is part of a series of posts regarding how did I trained and successfully completed a 100 miles Ultramarathon in under 24 hours. Training for a 100. Today I would like to talk to you about fuel, how I fueled for my event, and the reasoning for my strategy. Given that, for an individual with diabetes, there might be …

Training for 100 miles: It is all about the details

Running 100 miles takes a lot of you, physically and especially mentally. While doing your research about it, you read a lot about that after the first 55-60 miles (100K) is when the true race begins. That is mostly because your body already is past that limit, hovering between the line of mayor breakdown versus having the ability to continue …

Training for 100 miles: It is part a mental game

A few months ago I completed my 3rd Ultra and 1st 100 Miler, Umstead 100 and I had a blast. But one of the main things that made it a great experience was mental preparation. Although I had a blast, not everything went according to plan. But it is going to be the way you tackle the different situations when …

Training for 100 miles: One, Two and Three of a 100

I have to admit that when I signed up for my 1st 100 miles event I paused in disbelief of what I just did. Insanity at its best. But after the shock of the recent commitment, I went to hone on a plan to tackle that task on hand. These were the main steps I took to increase the chances …

My 1st 100 miles Ultra – Umstead 100

Yesterday morning I completed my 1st 100 miles race. What an amazing experience it was. All the training, paying attention to the minor details paid off in big time. I was able to come in well under my number one goal of finishing in under 24 hours, with a finish time of 22:36:52. The weather was great for most of …