Sunday, June 2, 2013

Day 6.

Well here it is folks. The event everyone has been waiting for: the finale!

Woke up feeling really relaxed. I was about to go on my shortest run since the first day with a seven mile morning run. The run was very relaxed and I felt pretty smooth. When I got back to the house I had some water and polished off two beers. After the beers, we went to get some food from IHOP. I ordered the biscuits and gravy platter, which included 4 biscuits smothered in gravy, 4 sausage links, 2 eggs and homefries. It was very delicious.

I was feeling really dazed, maybe because there was no alcohol in my system. So, I went and took a nap. I could not fall asleep, but I just relaxed in bed for an hour and half and got myself ready for my hard mile.

John was really pushing for me to do a last fast mile at a track all day. I finally caved in doing it and we set off to the track at 6 p.m. My friend from home, Ryan Hagen, came down to join in for the last day of festivities. Ryan graciously accepted my invitation to pace me. I was a little worried about the mile just because I did not know how I would feel so we set it up for Ryan to pace me through 1200m. at 70 second laps. Ryan was perfect in his pacing hitting 70, 2:20, 3:30. The last lap I took on my own and ease up at the line for a 60 second last lap to run a 4:30 mile. After the race, we had some fireworks shoot off, which will be seen in the extensive documentary that is later to come. Obviously, I do not know what I could have run but I think a 4:15 was definitely doable with how easy the "last" mile went.

I came home and headed to Chipotle for another delicious burrito. When we got back we started drinking beers and playing Red and Black, again I got 4 jokers starting off the night at a hot pace. Soon I had finished off all the Budweiser that we left for the 100/100 at 107. I soon moved to Natty and wine. People went hard in the paint-- it was the perfect capper to a long six days.

Shout out to all of those that have followed the blog, mainly KevMiff. John Muller will be posting the official documentary, consider the blog and the Trailer to be the appetizers for the main course: "The Bicentennial".

Day Count: 9 miles, 18 beers.
Total Count: 100 miles, 107 beers.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Day 5.

Dave and I went on a 10 mile run through the trails to start off the morning. The run was fine, but the exposure time to the heat was getting to both Dave and I by the end. When we got back, I was super hungry and once I thought about it there was only one real option for food, and so we went to Chipotle. I got a burrito with half carnitas and half barbacoa. The makers gave very generous portions to both of us and it definitely hit the spot.

Eventually we made our way back from Chipotle and came home to Liam going crazy in the house, as there were no bries nor Deeg. Everyone wanted to play some basketball so I paper bagged 3 beers to go play sports. After basketball we played some wiff again. It was another scorcher and I definitely was very dehydrated when I was going out for my second run. Luckily, Dan wanted to do part of my run with me, while on our run I convinced Dan to keep going and finish off the ten miler.

I lounged around for a bit and then Dave and I decided to take advantage of the Dominoes' deal of 1 large pizza with 2 toppings for 6 bucks. We got a mushroom and chicken pizza which was delicious. After a while, the boys reconvened back at the Matoaka house and we started playing drinking games. We play a game called "Red, Black, Joker" that we made up. It is a pretty simple card game with only 1 joker in the deck. There is a dealer who deals out an individual card to a person and asks "Red or Black". The player then responds with red, black or joker. Based on the result of the card someone has to drink a specific amount. If you get the joker and you do not call the joker you have to drink a full beer that is placed in the middle of the table. I never call joker, however that plan backfired, as I got joker 4 times in a 30-35 minute period. This got me real tight, real fast. I ended up consuming 18 (3 evening, 15 night) beers by the end of the night. The highlight of the night  for my friends was when Dave and I won beer pong and I lightly "punched" or fist-bumped the window and the next thing I knew my hand was threw the glass. Luckily, my roommates are nice and just thought it was funny.

I am going into my final day needing 9 miles and 11 drinks to finish the event in six days. Hopefully, my hometown friends, Ryan and Emily, will get down before I am done with everything.

Day Count: 20 miles, 18 beers.
Total Count: 91 miles, 89 beers.