Miles:
10147 total / 0 in 2017
Goal:

Kettle Moraine 100. Flatrock 101k, Rocking K 50, Garmin Marathon, Marin Ultra Challenge 50k, Angry Bull 6 hour, PsychoWyco 50k

Andrew Servaes ran: I got 111th place ove...

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  • 100 miles
  • 23:52 time
  • 14:19 pace
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good Rocky Raccoon 100 miler 100 mi 23:52 14:19 pace

I got 111th place overall (of 249 finishers), 33rd place M40-49 division, and 95th male. High drop rate again this year.

http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/688150625

Dailymile seems to be overwhelmed with this much watch data and won't upload. I used an external battery to charge it up between miles 60 and 63 while running. Distance and time match official data, my watch was a bit light on the miles and I didn't stop the watch when I hit the finish line. Race consisted of five 20 mile loops; my official splits for the loops are 3:49:53, 4:11:45, 5:01:33, 5:23:12, and 5:25:48. When I headed out on my 4th loop, I knew I needed to get to moving if I had a chance for sub 24 finish. At about 70 miles, I had the math down - average 15 minute miles with minimal aid station stops and I'd have ~30 minutes of margin make my goal. I was running steadily and my legs still felt responsive; I was able to navigate roots and other trip hazards, but I just couldn't get any speed. I'd let out a sad mountain man yell when I logged another 17 minute mile and subtracted another 2 minutes from my margin. I pretty much avoided the last three aid stations to get this done. 11 hours of focused 'sub 24' motivation drive and some doggedness really made this a special race for me. Pretty Sub 24 buckle and my 2016 Western States qualifier knocked out.

  • Andrew S.
    Andrew S.

    I also got to see and run with great friends. I met dailymile friend Nathan D and ran about 6 miles with him (from 26 to 32). He and I had different strategies; he was run walking 5/1 and eating gels steadily. I am more of a 'make it to the next aid station so I can eat' kind of runner. We got split up as he ran through the next aid station.

    almost 3 years ago Like

  • Indika M.
    Indika M.

    Congrats!!

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Nathan D.
    Nathan D.

    It was really awesome getting to run with you, Andy. You're a cool dude and a really good ultrarunner. I think there are about as many race strategies as there are ultrarunners. Believe me, I've try a ton of things before settling on what works for me. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your racing schedule unfold.

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Sabu C.
    Sabu C. Congrats
    Congrats:

    Awesome race. I cannot imagine me running over 160km and a whole day without sleep. I just admire your physical & mental strength, Andrew!

    almost 3 years ago

  • Andrew S.
    Andrew S.

    Thanks Sabu, you have also inspired me with your perseverance and positive outlook during your recovery these past two years.

    almost 3 years ago Like

  • Rene R.
    Rene R. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Way to go!

    almost 3 years ago

  • Corey W.
    Corey W.

    THAT is a run for the ages, wow. So...what's it like...seeing the clock under 24 on the home stretch?

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Andrew S.
    Andrew S.

    It was a relief; I was so ready to be done. I sat down for about 5 minutes and had trouble walking to the car afterwards. I thought there would be more emotions as I visualized it; but really 'relief' was all I felt. I'm sure there would have been other emotions if I had been 8 minutes slower...

    almost 3 years ago Like

  • Rene R.
    Rene R. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    WTG!!!

    almost 3 years ago