This June I will be running my first 100 miler… I am currently registered to run a flat 100k (Born to Run Ultramarathons) four weeks before the SD 100. Shortly after registering for the 100k, I thought to myself… Four weeks is enough time to recover… right? I’ve asked a couple running buddies what they think about my situation and responses have ranged anywhere from, “Four weeks is plenty of time to recover,” to “No way… don’t run the 100k.” I’ve also heard, “you CAN run the 100k, but don’t race it.”
Obviously the SD 100 is more important to me and I do want to place well there, does that mean I should not participate in the 100k at all? I’m beginning to think that may be the smart route.
Enlighten me with personal insight, stories, links, anything, please!