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#201839 - 05/15/10 02:50 AM 24 hours of movement
comms Offline

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1502
Loc: Mesa, AZ
Just thought I would let my favorite forum know my workout plan for the weekend. I am going for a 24 hour run taking me about 80 miles around the east valley of Phoenix. It will be about 95 degrees. I will have a decent pack of food, water and AMK ultralight med kit. Electrolyte replacements. Decent lighting options for the overnight part.

As I've stated in the past I am an endurance athlete, marathoner, Ironman triathlete, hiker and coming out of a 2 year recovery for a near fatal injury. I want to add ultra-runner to the list. Never run more than a marathon, or hiked more than 30 miles at one time. It is as much a mental test for me as physical.

I've got all my safety and communication systems set up. I am also going to use my SPOT2 tracking program. I am going to start around 11am Phoenix time Saturday and finish around 11am Sunday. Try the SHARED ADVENTURES PAGE link. If this works right, every ten minutes my unit will ping the page with a location update. Should be cool.

I will try to post quick note Sunday when done but most likely Monday.
Don't just survive. Thrive.

#201841 - 05/15/10 03:29 AM Re: 24 hours of movement [Re: comms]
GarlyDog Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 776
Loc: The People's Republic of IL
Good luck to you. Stay safe.

#201864 - 05/15/10 02:01 PM Re: 24 hours of movement [Re: GarlyDog]
roberttheiii Offline

Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 339
Loc: Connecticut, USA

#201865 - 05/15/10 02:04 PM Re: 24 hours of movement [Re: comms]
Blast Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3575
Loc: TX
Wow, that sounds brutal! Have a great time and report be here ASAP to let us know you are alive. shocked

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#201885 - 05/15/10 09:04 PM Re: 24 hours of movement [Re: Blast]
ireckon Offline

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1629
Loc: Northern California

If you're reading this, it's too late.

#201899 - 05/16/10 05:00 AM Re: 24 hours of movement [Re: ireckon]
leemann Offline
Soylent Green

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 623
Loc: At the soylent green plant.
Agreed Stay safe.

It's the year 2022...People are still the same
They'll do anything to get what they need.
And they need Soylent Green.

#201980 - 05/17/10 03:10 PM Re: 24 hours of movement [Re: leemann]
comms Offline

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1502
Loc: Mesa, AZ
Hey Guys. Thanks for the support. I went 15 hours. Not the 24 I wanted but I am not upset about that. I have never had an IT band problem before, thus it become the perfect time to get one. My right knee was pretty miserable and painful the entire time. I ran well for most of it until the heat went over 100 degrees on a desert highway and it sapped a lot out of me.

I recovered fine but my knee tendon did not. I wore regular running shoes and in hindsite a sturdier trail shoe would have done better on the rough gravel, which I am sure did not help. In the preparedness mindset I just told myself these are the situations you can't control, imagine lives depending on you and keep going.

I told myself I would keep going until the IT band started to affect my walking. My med kit had a ACE wrap so I wrapped it tight and kept going. Around 3AM limping along, I finally sat down, the words, "This sucks" slipped out of my mouth and I knew that I just had to stop. This was for training and if I voice, "this sucks' then it stopped becoming fun.

I called a ride and picked up some IHOP take out on the way home. Other than my knee I was hydrated, eating well, digesting well, feet had no blisters but were sore. I felt like mentally I was alert and sane. But when it comes to training, there is no reason to cause long term injury like an IT problem can be.

It was good training. Ended up at 48 miles.
Don't just survive. Thrive.

#201981 - 05/17/10 03:14 PM Re: 24 hours of movement [Re: comms]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2828
Loc: La-USA
I think you had a great training experience. You were wise to call it when you did!!!
The best luck is what you make yourself!

#201989 - 05/17/10 04:48 PM Re: 24 hours of movement [Re: wildman800]
roberttheiii Offline

Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 339
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Awesome work!

#201991 - 05/17/10 05:06 PM Re: 24 hours of movement [Re: roberttheiii]
oldsoldier Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 742
Loc: MA
Comms, amazing. Good show. Glad you didnt seriously injure yourself, and took the smart rough. You almost doubled anything you had run before-HUGE kudos to you on that! Recover, be well-I am amazed at your athletic capabilities here!
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