James Adams wrote:
RY said he was going for the Trans AM record. I believed he was capable of this. Mostly because I think this record is soft. The JOGLE 9 days or the Appalacian trail or the Bob Graham or Nolans 14, these are records that are beyond any normal man. It would take a world class athlete to get these broken.
2900 miles in 46 days on pretty decent highway? What's that, just over 100k a day. Hell I reckon I could have a stab at that. I was doing about 70k a day when I did it. If I could run at night, had an RV and people waiting on me and lost a bit of flab and spend less time writing shit on the internet I could probably find that 30k each day.
This record will be broken by someone with the cash to do it. It's not got to the stage yet where you need to be Scott Jurek.
James you wouldn't find the 30k each day.
That is actually one of the main problems in this whole Transcon discussion that just a very few ultrarunners know what it actually means to run 100k on a daily basis.
On open roads there are only a couple of people who have actually done it.
Probably the first was Al Howie and just recently, Frenchmen Patrick Malandain who ran 10000k in 100 days.