In the past few weeks since the 100K World Champs, Conor and I have gotten a ton of messages from people trying to break down my race, what I did wrong, and how I shouldn’t have done this or that. One person even broke it down by kcals per minute and hour, the biochemistry of everything I consumed, and how I need to pace it. I was rolling out of bed from a nap when I read this message, so my eyes glazed over at the numbers and very long, detailed message! With a complex day job in Research, the last thing I want to be bombarded by is a bunch of numbers and highly cerebral thought!
I think the beauty of what I did is that I didn’t overthink it. I went into the race without putting any barriers on myself and what I’m capable of, overthinking pace/splits, and I most definitely did not want to over-tweak the somewhat successful (and minimal) approach I had at my first 100K at Mad City. [Read more…]