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I am thinking about signing up for my first hundred. I am thinking that a 100M next November or December might make the most sense but I would appreciate some suggestions...I live in Philadelphia but I do not have a problem with traveling.<br><br>
Any help would be appreciated!<br><br>
-Sam
 

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Personally, i would see how you fare at a couple 50 milers, then decide on a 100 miler. I believe your first 50 is coming up, no?<br><br>
That said, Umstead, in NC, in April is a good first 100, and there is a 50 mile option.
 

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A little anxious are we? You plan to knock off JFK and then jump quickly to 100? Do you really think you will be recovered and if so, have the distance under you to double your pleasurte? Frankly, I would look for spring 100.<br><br>
Is there some hurry?
 

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If I decided on a 100 in Nov or Dec then I would not do JFK.<br><br>
My first 50 is coming up in June.<br><br>
No real hurry to run a 100, I just dont want to have to wait longer than I need to...I could and would wait if necessary...just overly eager I suppose.<br><br>
As I bet everyone would agree, a flatter course probably makes the most sense for my first 100M.<br><br>
Merigayle - As a side note, am going to start working with Lisa in the next few weeks...I am guessing she will have some good advice on my plan!
 

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yeah! Lisa will help you with your plans and schedule. I love working with her <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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New England 100 in November in Vermont<br><br>
A better 1st hundred would be Rocky Raccoon (TX) in Feb or McNaughton (IL) in April
 

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Also... <a href="http://www.realendurance.com" target="_blank">www.realendurance.com</a> has a listing of all the ultras in the country for 2008
 

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I ran my first 100 in May 2006, having run my first 50M in Oct. 2005. So your plan is doable.<br><br>
No, I ran Massanutten as my first 100. Find a race, no matter how difficult, that will motivate you to train for it.
 

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Heh, beardobees did the hard (home)work before tackling MMT, though. But I agree, find a course that will motivate you. I did Mohican for my first and it was the trails that motivated me to that choice.<br><br>
Also consider that flatter does not necessarily mean easier. A certain amount of elevation change helps to vary the running gait, helping to avoid overuse soreness. If it were only about finish time and place, then I'd pick a road.
 
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