Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association
October 8, 2011
Jeremy Reynolds have moved up to first...!
#32 Jeremy Reynolds is the current front-runner with about 16 miles to finish.
This stat leaves him with 16 miles to go. It is fascinating how a hundred mile ride unfolds, and the constantly changing dynamic of rider placement. I think that this is what "true" endurance riding is about. You won't see this much in the shorter distances. I've found that if you want to be a front runner in LD, you'd better start in the front, and stay in the front, and pretty well keep the hammer down...at least that is my observation from the limited number of rides I've been to. If you set back and set a "finish" pace, the whole field will blow right past you and you drop farther, and farther, and farther back. I have no experience on pacing a 50 mile and no idea how fluid the starting placement dynamic is or isn't at those rides. But clearly, a 100 mile ride separates the "men from the boys" as the old saying goes.
Gonna try to hang with it to the finish tonight.