To have some fun with the race (and add motivation), I created an account on Charity Bets.com and you can bet if you think I can get under my goal time of 5 hrs (9:40 / mile).
You bet an amount and the total amount donated is dependent upon how far above or below my goal I am. i.e. $75 bet for 5hr goal tops off at $150 if I beat the goal by 30 minutes (possibly) and shrinks to 0 if I miss it by 2 hrs and 30 minutes (not likely unless I stop for some unforeseen reason).
Over Under Bets
This one is even simpler, if I beat the goal, you donate one thing, if I miss you donate the other.
My last ultra was the Vermont 50 (32 miles due to re-routes) which took 5:25 (10:10 / mile) and had 5800' climbing. My other 50K was Crooms in FL which took 4:17 (8:17 / mile) and had 1600' climbing. This one has 4600' of climbing.
I have started off the betting with a $75 progressive bet.
All donations will go to the American Cancer Society in spirit of Breast Cancer awareness month. Click the below link to make a bet, all donations are greatly appreciated.
Groton Trail Race Recap
Following the race, our friends John and Sue Ann hosted a Pig Roast and a bunch of our friends got to meet Neil for the first time. Special shout out to John and Sue Ann for hosting another kick ass party.
|The Pig||Neil Sleeping by the Fire|
Dialing it back before a race has always been tough. I know the goal is to go into the race in optimal condition, but it seems that once I finally get comfortable maintaining higher mileage it is time to back off. Anyways, glad I have Neil to keep me occupied during my downtime. It is only a matter of time before he is running these races with me. :)