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RE: [RC] 100 miler education/incentive - April

I highly recommend the 100 miler's list. I haven't posted there a lot because I can get a lot of GREAT info in the archives. But I have used this as part of my prep for my first 100. (And have gotten a few specific answers to my own questions that I greatly appreciate.) I also get advice from my endurance friends (in person) that have done 100s.

As for incentives, maybe there can be some sort of recognition for a member's first 100 and/or the horse's first 100? Maybe a mention in the Endurance News where the other mileage milestones are celebrated? Or a patch or something? Dunno. Something small, but would have meaning to the receiver? I know I treasure my first t-shirt from my first 50 completion. Well, ok, I actually didn't receive a t-shirt; the completion awards were mugs. So I had my own t-shirt specially made and personalized for me and my horse. I love that shirt. I tend to get asked about it when I wear it to the store or something. :)

Nashville, TN

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 12:56 PM, Crysta Turnage <ctsinatra@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
We have a discussion list specifically dedicated to 100-mile riders, especially those that are wanting to try their first 100.  We haven't had too many people going for their first one lately, so things have been kind of quiet, but we'd love to have more newbies and more questions for those that are thinking about moving up to the longer distance.  We've had 11 or 12 members of that list that have completed their first 100 since joining, and a few that joined right after finishing their first or second.  There are some REALLY experienced members on there as well that graciously share their knowledge with those of us that are still getting the kinks worked out.