I am doing a six hour timed event tomorrow. I guess today would be a good time to set up some goals for this event.
This is the "Greek Run" that Wayne Kurtz hosts annually. Wayne Kurtz is an endurance athlete that I have personally not met yet. But I know he does crazy long distance events, Deca Mans, adventure racing. He did a 48 hour run on a treadmill (serious crazy) ending at the time when the Pittsburgh Marathon was to begin, and THEN he ran the Pittsburgh Marathon this year.
From his web page: Specific racing focus: Ultra distance Triathlons, Double, Quintuple, DECA Ironman races. Ultra distance running
And for those not in the know, a DECA Ironman is yes, 10 Ironman, in a row. (Hey I just run 100 miles at a time.)
This is a Fat Ass Event;there is a 24 hour, 12 hour, and 6 hour options, to end at 5 pm on Saturday so we can all chow down on Greek food made by Wayne's wife, Jan.
Of course, since this is a FA, you can also just do whatever you want. I thought I was stick with the six hour timed event for my parameter.
But what kind of goals to consider?
Okay, the no brainer goal: Run for six hours. Good. 1st goal.
Distance goal? I would love to run a 50K in 6 hours. I am not sure that is realistic, considering I just ran a 50K in WV in 7.50. Yes, this is Pittsburgh, it won't be as hilly as WV. I don't know the course at all either.
Marathon distance in 6 hours? Trail marathon conditions? Okay, let's make this ultra specific since this is *cough* The Ultra Trail Goddess blog. 27 miles in 6 hours!!!! Let's do this!!!!!!
Okay, I guess I better go find my gear, nutrition, and clothes for my 7 am departure time..