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    Tom S
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    Lynda – you gave some training advice for these close races. Masters 50 Mile PR plan
    -June 2, Mohican 100k, Loudonville, OH
    Only 6 minutes faster than last year. It felt like I was going faster. 19th place
    -June 24, Iron Mntn 100k, Damascus, VA
    First time I have done this one. Lot’s of climbing and rowdy descents. I rented a full suspension bike which was a wise choice. 11th place
    -July 7, Tantanka 38 mile, Sturgis, SD
    100 degree day, 6th place. Pushed the initial climb figuring this was as cool as it would be all day, and it is a shorter distance than usual. I had no leg strength at the end and walked a couple hills with just a few miles to go.
    -July 14, Carrabasset 100k, Sugar Loaf, ME
    Thought I was doing well, but apparently wasn’t recovered from Tatanka. Powered through it but was significantly off the pace. Took a wrong turn near the end that cost 13 minutes and 6 places. 29th place. Fatigue following this event is the worst I’ve ever experienced.

    Good fun stringing these events together. We saw family in OH. I met up with my sister from NC at Damascus. We took a family vacation to SD which was a lot of fun. Maine was a reasonable drive from home. The races are a great excuse to see and ride new places, and meet new people.

    Best,
    Tom

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    Lynda
    Keymaster

    Tom,

    Congrats on all your PR’s and great race finishes. What a great way to spend your summer.

    Thanks for the report!

    Coach Lynda

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