Monday, June 04, 2007

Making Progress

Here are the results for Mohican 100. http://www.cyclingnews.com/mtb/?id=2007/jun07/mohican100_07

Some interesting data from this race compared to other 100 milers I have done in the last few years.

July 2005 – Wilderness 101, State College, PA – Finished 2:40 behind winner with 9:40 finish time for me compared to 7:00 for Chris Eatough. Harlon Price was second at 28 minutes behind.

July 2006 - Wilderness 101, State College, PA – 1:45 behind winner with 9:18 finish time for me compared to 7:33 for Harlon Price.

September 2006 – Shenandoah 100, Harrisonburg, VA - 2:08 behind winner with 9:34 finish time for me compared to 7:16 for Jeremiah Bishop. Eatough was second at 8 minutes back with 7:24 time.

June 2007 – Mohican 100, Loudonville, OH – 1:43 behind winner with 8:51 finish time for me compared to 7:09 for Chris Eatough. Price was second at 6 minutes back with time of 7:15.

What does all this mean? If you agree that all of these races are close to the same length and difficulty, then I picked up an hour on the Eatough, Price and Bishops of the world (2:40 behind to 1:42 behind). That is still a lot of time, but that does get you around top 20. Need to be within an hour or so to get in the top 10. Is there still room for further improvement without quitting the day job, pissing off my wife, neglecting my children? We shall see.

Later,
BRD

3 comments:

Rick said...

This will be a tough act to do....."Is there still room for further improvement without quitting the day job, pissing off my wife, neglecting my children? We shall see."
It's a tight rope walk big guy....you can do it!
:-)

Ray Huang said...

Congratulations on breaking the 9 hour mark!! What a studly performance!!

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