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.