What I need, unlike a hole in my head, is a fall East Coast 100 miler to run. I don’t know of any. (TWOT doesn’t count… it’s not an event… it does not and never has existed.) Why isn’t there one? A 100 in Vermont, New Hampshire, or upstate NY in mid-September would be a blast. Likewise, any 100 miler following the Appalachians south just prior to autumn foliage season. Why prior to foliage season? Two reasons. First, the Appalachians and their kin tend to be rocky as all get out. The trails are tough enough when the trails are clear, but would be a royal pain in the foot with the trails were leaf covered. I’d err on the side of a holding a week too early rather than a week too late. Second, you need places for racers, pacers, crew, and volunteers to stay. This is a much easier task prior to foliage season when rooms tend to command a premium… if they can be had at all.

Central Vermont, central New Hampshire, the Adirondacks or Finger Lakes in mid-September
Late September to early October in Pennsylvania
Early to mid-October in the Shenandoah or Blue Ridge. The trails around Asheville would be nice.

Loomis, get back state side and lets put on such a run.

There are 5 comments

  1. Loomdog

    I am all over it. Seriously. Just need to scout a good location and an October 100 in the East is on for 2008. Good luck with the LT test workout. I'll read more about HADD later. thanks for the link.

  2. Trail Goat

    Loomis,Maybe we should have a test run this fall. Have out studly group of friend do it as the first running. People will think it's a smoking fast course, as a small number of runners will have gone fast. Little will they know! ;-) It would mean that aid stations wouldn't have to be open all day. Maybe 5-10 runners.Unless something big comes up, I'll be running the Hadd mini-test tonight. I've just got to remember that the results will be slightly skewed as it will be my first workout in hot weather. Sure it will "only" be 90F, but that's pretty damn uncomfortable in this humidity. I sure am glad that I'm not running Old Dominion tomorrow.

  3. slkrbru

    Whoops…the whole link didn't copy. Anyway, it's the Delaware 100 in September. I got there from the run100s site. I am tentatively thinking fall 100 too but we'll see … (Javelina??)

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