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Thursday, March 3, 2011

MR340 vs OT100 and the winner is!

Okay so check it out.  Last year I thought it would be possible for me to paddle the MR340 and run the OT100.  Now that I am actually trying to figure out the logistics of training for both races it looks like it just won't be possible.  There isn't enough time on the weekends to get my long paddling and long running done and after the 340 I would only have 4months to build back up and I don't think that would be enough time. 

The decision to choose the MR340 over the OT100 was an easy one for several reasons:

  • I'm doing the 340 with a group that I don't want to back out on.
  • I am already registered for the 340
  • I bought a kayak
  • I was only interested in the OT because it was close
  • I have heard the OT course is less than ideal
  • I am not registered for the OT
So that is a quick list of what is going on in my head for the decision making process.  A 100mile Ultra is still on the table but when and where is still to be determined.

I think friends and teammates Chuck and Robin are wanting to do an Ironman in 2012 and have asked if I want to join the fun.  So who knows when I will get that 100mile buckle.  I'll still have a couple 50k's and 50 milers under my belt though and that has to count for something right?

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you're making a smart decision. Especially seeing as you're already invested in the MR340. Plus, I can't see myself ever doing that, so I need your blog to live it vicariously. Way to take one for the team. :)