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Re: [RC] 100 milers(job survey, etc.) - sharp penny

--- Cindy Collins <ccollins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

It
is mental, as so many pros have said. 


This seems to be an underlying thread I would like to
explore. What is the difference in mindset between the 50
and the 100 miler? What do you do to prepare yourself
mentally to do 100's? Doing 50's I never think of total
miles, I just go from VC to VC. Is this thinking also best
for 100's? I remember awhile back Angie said something
about just thinking she would ride all day and not worry
about miles down or miles to go. Is this pretty standard
with most 100 milers? What mind tricks do you 100 milers
use?

Regards,
Penny




I've completed
eighteen 100 milers
during my career.  On two of those it was the horse's
first competition. 
There were no problems.  I just went to finish.  I would
be thrilled to
"mentor" anyone who wants to come ride the Big Horn 100. 
I would also
"pre-ride" sections with anyone who wants to come early
enough.  Hope to
see y'all there.  Cindy



 I would be interested in knowing how many of my
fellow RideCampers are
self-employed and how many hold down regular day
jobs. And if you do hold
down day jobs, how do you get away from work to
travel to a ride? 
I'm a fulltime physician/surgeon, but not self-employed.?
I'm lucky in
that I can afford to travel and care for two wonderful
horses.? Would
Manny and I be ready for a 100 miler if I didn't work
full-time??
Doubtful.? If anything, I think my job keeps me from
overdoing it or
pushing too hard.? We manage 3-4 rides a week weather
permitting and I
spend? most of my vacations either at LD rides or camping
with the
horses.? Sure I would love to someday do a 100 miler!?
We're chipping away
at the training.? We're planning several more challenging
LD rides (more
hills, more weather) this season and a 50 in the fall if
all goes well.? I
cannot complain, I have a wonderful life and wonderful
companions.? Isn't
that what its all about? Jennifer.


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