100-Mile Endurance Challenge Training #8

Background:
In the run up to the 100-Mile Endurance Challenge (http://100ec.org) on October 19-20, 2013 we will be hold training runs along the actual (new) course.  In all, we plan to run eight (8) 25-mile segments over the next two months. You don't have to sign up for the race in order to participate.  All runners (that is, all runners who, for some reason, want to run 25 miles) can come.

Details:
This time, we will be running the fourth segment from:

One block towards the ocean from the Corner of Calle Viento and Palos Verde Dr
9 Calle Viento
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Note: Park on the public street in an available and legal spot.

to:

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier # A
Santa Monica, CA[masked]

 

RSVP:
All RSVPs are handled through meetup.com.  This event is free.  But, you must signup with meetup.com (pretty easy).

Full Schedule:
Mark your calendar for these upcoming runs.  These dates are tentative.  We will schedule more runs as these dates get closer.

Aug 10 (Sat) - 7am - Segment 1 - Completed!
Aug 17 (Sat) - 7am - Segment 2 - Completed!
Aug 24 (Sat) - 7am - Segment 3 - Completed!
Aug 31 (Sat) - 7am - Segment 4 - Completed!

The rest of the runs are in real-time (you know, like Jack Bauer!), approx. when we will be running them on the day/night of the event (notice the start times below).

Sep 21 (Sat)   8:30am    Segment 1
Sep 22 (Sun)  2:30pm    Segment 2
Sep 27 (Fri)    9pm         Segment 3
Sep 29 (Sun)  3am*       Segment 4

* Yes, 3am!

Notes:

  • We ask that runners target a 13-15 minute/mile pace (roughly 6 hours). If you don't think you can manage this pace, we would ask that you start the course early.
  • We will need at least two volunteers to meet runners at the end point 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.  We will need one additional volunteer to drive the first set of volunteers back to their car when we are done.  If you don't want to run, you can still volunteer to meet the runners in the middle of the course.  Depending on where you live, volunteering could actually be to your benefit.  If you want to volunteer, please mention this when you sign up or send me an email.  I will send out emails to the runners if I don't get enough volunteers.
  • There will be water along the way.  But, you will need a water backpack or two hand-held water bottles.  Bring a hat and sunscreen.  We may have help, but assume these runs are self-supported.  So bring food, cash and moleskin (for blisters) as well.
  • We have limited the number of runners to 10.  Therefore, please RSVP (don't just show up).  If you have signed up and can't make it, please cancel. You can do this through meetup.com or just send me an email (even if it's 5 minutes before we start running... I will be checking my email from my phone). Otherwise, we will be waiting around for you to arrive.
  • All RSVPs are handled through meetup.com.  This event is free.  But, you must signup with meetup.com (pretty easy).
  • These dates are tentative.  We will schedule more runs as these dates get closer.
  • If you are from out of town or can't make these events, please consider running something like this in order to build confidence and endurance.  Our goal is for everyone to finish!

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  • SOLOMON S.

    Bike support bailed. Too slow still to run with the group. I'll meet up with some fellow runners in Riverside at 5AM & do my miles locally. See you in 3 weeks!

    September 28, 2013

  • Darren

    My phone number is[masked] in case you need to contact me before, during or after this meetup.

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Darren

    Make sure to download (mapmyrun or runkeeper) or print (don't do apps) the route for the run. There are a lot of turns. The course can be found here http://www.100ec.org/course-resources

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Darren

    Make sure you bring a headlamp, a blinky and a windbreaker. It will be dark and possibly cold tomorrow night.

    1 · September 26, 2013

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