A shout out to my running bud, Mike, before he leaves for the Umstead 100 Run. Mike has laid down some awesome miles in training in the last six months. He's going to do great at Umstead. Our (his friends) only fear is he's going to go out too fast and not be able to get his buckle. Watch that pace, Mike, for the first 50 miles. It will get warm there in North Carolina in the afternoon. Stay conservative. The temperature will drop off into the evening. The footing is excellent there so you can ramp up the pace later in the race.
Best of luck and have fun!