Around a year ago - I started working on spreadsheets for Hennepin. Being an Engineer, I love to make spreadsheets - try to come up with Math to see how I can do things. In order to get that Extra Large under 24 hour belt buckle - what pace do I need?
By the way - all you need to do to get that buckle is to average just under 14 minutes and 24 seconds a mile - which doesn't sound too hard - does it?
Somehow I had it in my mind that I could possibly pull an average of a 10 minute per mile pace
I saw myself finishing before Midnight (that did not work out), but I did manage to finish in under 24 hours (I will tell you more about that later), and I will try to find a way to share my worksheet - which may or may not help.
Be warned- I am that guy who does race math in his head - and will probably blurt out - "It's 5 miles to the next aid station - and we have been pulling 10 minute 30 second miles - so we will probably be seeing you again in about 53 minutes".
Another little fact about me - I am horribly shy in my real life - but for some reason - trail runners bring out the extrovert in me. I think it has something to do with how nice you all have treated me since I started running. So - if you are the type of person that gets irritated by those happy people - I apologize in advance, but I doubt I can stop myself.