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Post  Mark B on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:32 am

Sounds like a great time, Charles! I can't wait for the written (and, of course, video) reports. Smile
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Post  T Miller on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:27 am

@charles.moman wrote:The IT 100 just became more fun for us. We had friends who were coming with us and sharing our cabin, but they bailed recently. Then my son and DIL were coming, but they can't. So I asked Tim and Wendy tonight and they will be sharing our cabin with us at the 2-weeks away IT 100!

Tim will be done fairly quickly with his 50 and Wendy plans on doing a couple of loops of pacing on Saturday night. Susie will help out at the Indiana Trail Runners camp at the start/finish line. Good times.

Thank you so much. I'm sure Wendy will appreciate having a roof over her head and I will appreciate having a bed in place of a sleeping bag. It is going to be a great weekend and I look forward to catching up with you and Susie.
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:39 am

Sounds like party time to me!!
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Post  charles.moman on Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:36 am

Off we go in a few hours to the IT 100.
I was in despair yesterday and thought it was over before it started.
I got a lower back muscle strain on Wednesday at school just reaching down for something.
It was very ouchy, but not super painful.
I decided to see my chiropractor yesterday and she really worked me over.
My left piriformis was super tight and my hips were out of whack.
After I got home it really started hurting - so I took Naproxen and iced and iced.
This morning, however, it is much much better. I know I need to be careful, but I am very encouraged.
It surely will bother me at some point during the race, but I will put up with it.
I have biofreeze packets that may come in handy too.

The course will have some water and mud on the north part of the route, but overall it will not be as bad as something it will be.
But we WILL get wet feet and that can be a problem. I have extra shoes and socks and I will apply stuff that helps with H2O.
I am looking forward to seeing what I can do and pushing through when it is not fun.
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Post  dot520 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:19 am

So in an earlier post here or on FB you showed all the shoes that you weren't taking, but hey...sounds like having too many shoes with you will be a good thing and lots of socks! Yahoo!
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Post  charles.moman on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:20 am

Yep!
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:27 am

Good luck, Charles!!
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Post  Mark B on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:36 am

Go, Charles, go! You're ready for this.
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The IT 100!

Post  charles.moman on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:39 pm

Well . . . it was quite a weekend!
The park received 6 inches of rain in the days before the race.
They were forced to re-route a few parts of the course so we could avoid CHEST HIGH WATER.
It was snowing the night before and a little on race day.

We had numerous water crossings - many up to our shins or knees. And it was cold water.
And then there were many stretches - short, long and VERY long of creamy and deep mud that got worse and worse.
I did 2, 16.67 mile loops and called it a day - I was getting hypothermic and my wife and Wendy both said I should stop.
I just could not move fast enough at that point to keep warm.
Many 100-milers stopped at 50 miles and some before then.
I think the finish rate was 30% - just brutal out there all night long.

On Sunday morning - Susie and I had a lot of fun cheering on the 100-milers coming in at hours 27 - 30.
They extended the finish to 31 hours because of the horrific conditions.

Tim Miller did very well and Wendy ran his 3rd and final loop with him.

I wanted to get 50 miles in and I did.
After the race closed at 1 PM, I went back out and ran another loop to get 50-miles in during the two days.
The flags were all still up and the course was starting to dry out a little, but most of the water crossings were still shin high or higher.
I know I can do 50 now and I am planning on doing the full 100 next April and I will be ready.
I will do several 50 milers at the park over the next year and elsewhere.
The conditions were just horrible, but the race folks handled it very well and even did rerouting DURING the race to help us.

The winner was elite ultra runner, Michele Yates - 100 miles in terrible conditions in 17:35:17 ! ! !


Here is my video race report:

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