Friday First – Graveyard 100k Ultra Marathon Edition

Friday Firsts:

I’ve been running for over 14 years, and when I run the Graveyard 100k TOMORROW, it’s hard to believe that I’ll accomplish some firsts!

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First Ultra point to point race, The 100k course starts at  Epstein St. Public Beach Access (Nags Head) at 3pm on Saturday March 8th. It follows the remainder of the 100-Mile route (63 miles) over Bonner bridge, down Hatteras island, through Hatteras Island Lighthouse park finishing at the “end of the road” on Hatteras Island adjacent to the Ocracoke Island Ferry and directly in front of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

drop bags

First time using drop bags, and I’m still wrestling with this.  I have bags prepared for the 20, 40 mile aid stations and a bag for the finish.  In my aid station bags I have a jacket, fleece shirt, reg. shirt, gloves, hat and a white trash bag.  The forecast is for temps in the mid 40f, no rain and slight wind.  But I don’t want to take any chances in case it gets cold/wet.  In my finish bags I have a complete change of clothes.

First 100k, this is really the third in a series of training runs for the Umstead 100 mile endurance in April.  But as long as I finish I’ll set a 100k PR.  I’m running with my Ultra mentor George N. I will be following his pace, we are shooting for under 13hrs.

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First Big Race without my wife….kind of scared!  Really, Thank you Michele for always supporting me in life and during my crazy running adventures.

First Race that does not start early in the morning, The 100k starts at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, this will take a little adjusting, heck I’ll get to sleep in some.

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Thanks everyone on Twitter, and Facebook who have been encouraging me.  I’m sure you get sick of my running posts…BUT your encouraging remarks do a great deal to help me along the way.  Without you I may not have the dreams I do……

Thanks

Brian

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