Some of you have asked if it is possible to follow my progress during the TARC 100 this weekend. I didn’t think so and had planned on tweeting my progress live (@luau), but it turns out that yes, yes you can.
If you go to:
you will arrive at this page:
Just type in “Luau Wilson” at the top right where it says runner, this page will pop up:
from there you can follow along as I attempt to cover 100 miles in less than 30 hours. Keep in mind that the first 50 miles or so will be run through the night…perfect for you night owls and insomniacs. Another thing to keep in mind is that we won’t be running quickly. Although my peak marathon pace is in the mid- to low-7’s, JB, UltraDoug and I are planning on running the TARC no faster than 12 minutes per mile…and even THAT will be considered fast considering the distance.
On a separate note, after I wrote this:
many of you asked if there was a way you could sponsor me. The direct answer is no. I have not been actively fund raising for this race – however, if you feel compelled to sponsor me in this race indirectly or just want to help a crazy man out, I just registered for Boston 13.1 with Team Up with Autism Speaks. So if you still would like to sponsor me for this run, how about a pledge per mile that you can then donate to that run? You can write your pledge in the comments below and then calculate what you would donate based on the miles I cover (which of course is hopefully 100 – a 25¢ per mile pledge would max out at $25). The link is:
This will bring you to my fund raising page for Boston 13.1 which takes place September 15. I would love to have your donations for that race, but I would be even MORE excited if you joined me.
One day to go! So excited! Just have to fight off whatever this sore throat/headache-y thing Katie and I have going on these last few days. I will still tweet from the race, but now that there is a live progress feed, I will probably do less to conserve battery power.