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  • Frank, I'm back from my long weekend. < > Somehow, Frank, I thought you were much younger that the high 80's. See in a week from Friday. Later, Jeff Washburn
    thewashman@aol.com Jul 5, 2000
  • Frank, First of all, you are nuts. Why would anybody run in all that humidity. It always bothers me and changes the complexion of my races. I have run all the VT 100's (dropped out of two of them) and normally we get either heat or humidity (last year being the exception) and not both. I vote for heat and not humidity. As they say, "It's not the heat, it's the humility." See you...
    thewashman@aol.com Jun 30, 2000
  • Sue, Thanks for the list. It looks like even Ann Trason is going to have her hands full this year. If she is the least bit tired after WS, there are plenty of female runners that could steal the show: Chrissy Ferguson. Ellen McCurtin, Janice Anderson and probably a few I've missed. This has got to be one of the best female fields in a 100 miler (or at least at VT). I'm really...
    thewashman@aol.com Jun 29, 2000
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  • Folks, Well, I'm back from my training run at Western States. I had hoped that it would be 100 miles but, unfortunately, it was only 55. I just didn't have the zip I needed to stay ahead of the cutoffs. I had no ill effects but I guess I just haven't yet recovered from my 6- Day run. I was not encouraged by my effort. I can probably forget about breaking 24 hours and just try to...
    Jeff Washburn Jun 28, 2000
  • Deb, One of the biggest and hottest clinmb is just after the Lincoln Covered Bridge (the second covered bridge). The toughest climb is a couple of miles after Ten Bear (First time) which goes straight up an old stream bed. There is also a very long climb after Tracer Brook which goes on forever. And, of course, the climb up Blood Hill ending around 88 miles. The final climb can be...
    thewashman@aol.com Jun 19, 2000
  • Deb, All right!!! Sounds like a challenge. My goal this year is to push as far as I can. I intend to make my tenth finish under 24 hours or to crawl to the finish from pushing too hard. You've already had plenty of heat training so we don't care how hot it gets at VT. Later, Jeff Washburn
    thewashman@aol.com Jun 16, 2000
  • Steve, As you could probably tell, I was trying to tease Ed into going out slowly because the first part is mostly downhill and he will have to consciously think about slowing down. I will, however, still run the first 12 miles fairly hard but not to get miles in the bank but, rather, because it is the coolest part of the day and it is downhill. Two of the only reasons that I can...
    thewashman@aol.com Jun 16, 2000
  • Ed, I never use weights; however, there is undoubtly some weight exercise that would help you strengthen your quads. I ride a mountain bike for this and run downhill hard whenever I get the opportunity. No matter what, there are so many downhills on the VT100 course that everyone will have sore quads. The course is fast if you can handle the downhills. There are people who have...
    thewashman@aol.com Jun 15, 2000
  • Ed, I dare you to try and start slowly at VT. Most of the first 12.5 miles are downhill and it comes while it is cooler than it will be all day. I look forward to this section every year so that I can get my exuberance out of the way and still put a few miles in the bank. I think a fast pace is only the problem when it is hot or when is causes you to tense up instead of running...
    thewashman@aol.com Jun 14, 2000
  • Deb, I am 0-5 at Laurel (all but the last two section). I was hoping to do it this year since they increased the time limit but I got into Western States instead. I'll be there next year. 18 hours just isn't enough for me to get through Laurel. Take this weekends adventure and change it to high humidity and you've got Laurel. It's probably the best course in the country. Fairly...
    thewashman@aol.com Apr 23, 2000