Posted by: runwithgarrison | May 4, 2012

Miwok 100k Pre-race

Aloha Everyone,
We are back in the East Bay staying at our Northern California Home Base. All of the pre-race preparations are complete….This time I will have use 2 separate Nathan Hydration Vests–I will meet P at different aid stations along the way and we will just swap vests as opposed to having to fill the pack with Secret Drink Mix each time. I will also be taking another Dr. Allen Lim concoction with me along the trail…We cooked up some small potatoes and coated them with salt, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. We have wrapped 2 each in foil packets and I will carry a few packets out on trail with me. I am hoping to minimize the amount of time I am spending in each of the aid stations. It looks like P will have a much easier time finding the aid stations this week and she will be posting regular updates on my status along the trail.
My outlook/plan for the race….I am going to play this race very conservative, just like Rocky Raccoon. The race consists of 9 or so hills that add up to about 12,000 feet of cumulative climbing and this is far and away the toughest field of ultra competitors I have ever raced against. I am hoping to keep myself in a good position and then really push the last 20 miles. Honestly, I am not really sure what to expect. I am hoping to run 10 hours but I would be happy with a sub 12 hour finish. This is the second longest race I have ever run and it is easily the hilliest.
The last 2 weeks I have focused more on recovery than anything else. A steady diet of massage, some light 11-15 mile runs, and lots of sleep have been on the menu. I am feeling pretty good and excited to see what happens tomorrow. Weather forecast is perfect low of 52 and high of 73. The race is in Marin County. If you have ever seen a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is on one side and I will be running 62.2 miles int he hills on the other side.

A few sites to check up on…..
The race website with live web updates—not as entertaining as P’s summary and updates but it may be useful
The great crew at Skratch Labs who make secret drink mix

And a big thanks to my sponsor iRun earphones

Thanks for all the support and thanks for following!!!!!!

See you on the trail



  1. Good Luck Michael and Pauline! Can’t wait for the updates.

  2. Good Luck Michael and Pauline. Agnes and I will be following your run.LOVE

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