Rider Highlight: Jerry Bueno smashes the Land Run 100 Double

SE athlete Jerry Bueno not only finished Land Run 100, but also the Land Run 50K Ultra Marathon the day before, for the Land Run 100 Double.

Brief event/course description: 

50K run (Friday) followed by 100 mile gravel (Saturday)

How’d the race go down for you?

Stillwater, Oklahoma is a lot hillier than I anticipated! There were about 30 of us who did the “Double,” which was the 50K run on Friday and 100 mile bike on Saturday. Recent years have been really muddy, and this year was dry. It made for a faster course on the bike, but having a 50K run on my legs still made it tough. The ride took me longer than planned, but I had a great day. I definitely plan to go back next year.

Which coach do you work with and how did your training help you prepare for the event?

Adam Mills– The Source Endurance BWR Camp helped me get into gear and jump-started my training for LandRun 100, BWR and Dirty Kanza.

What advice do you have for someone up and coming in your cycling discipline?

Know your equipment! Make sure all your equipment is working correctly. I saw a lot of riders at the LandRun100 who had to drop out due to mechanicals. Some of these problems could have been easily avoided with some thought and planning. Training matters, but so does having everything in place for race day.

What is your next event?

Castell Grind, Belgian Waffle Ride, Dirty Kanza, and a few ultramarathons thrown in for good measure.