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My first 100 mile run, Long Beach to San Diego, Suunto watch said it was 100

  • 99.4mi
  • 2,791ft
  • 17:05:44
    Moving Time
  • 10:19/mi
    Avg Pace
  • 13,126


  1. Michal Holík

    WOOOOOOW! Unbelieveable! That was a race, or "just a training"? Awesome!

  2. Guillaume Calmettes

    Are you training for a 24h race or something similar? Congrats on this run bro, a good mental challenge I guess (in addition to the physical one)

  3. Bill Z.

    Nope, just another run for Flo. He wrote about it on his site: http://www.flotography.com/how-i-trained-for-my-first-100-mile-run/ 

    Simply incredible! No finishing medal, no aid stations... 

  4. Scotty Rev

    Flo. Unreal!

  5. Scotty Rev

    878 suffer score???

  6. Paul Sinclair

    Awesome job Flo, Congrats!!!

  7. Floris Gierman

    @ Michael and @Guillaume, it was just an adventure run I had be wanting to do for a while. I didn't have time to train in the mountains much, so I ran a road 100 instead. Worked out well with the distance between the 2 cities

  8. Floris Gierman

    @bill, the aid stations were beach water fill ups and gas stations :)

  9. Floris Gierman

    Cheers Scott. Yeh 878 that's it?!

  10. Floris Gierman

    @Paul, on this run I was thinking about your SD 3rd place and how fast you ran that race with all those mountains, nice one!

  11. Bill Z.

    So how are you feeling? Think you'll post a recap in a few days??

  12. mmx michael marckx | coureur

    wait, you couldn't just do the last 1km? congrats on a century. 

  13. Floris Gierman

    Haha @mmx I was done once my Suunto watch said 100 miles so that was enough running for me

  14. Floris Gierman

    @bill - had an Epson salt bath this morning and walked to Starbucks, body is pretty stiff but not bad. I brought a Go Pro so will put together a little recap

  15. Hieu Vu

    What the!!!??! Way to go!! Please blog!! I want to read!!' Will share!!

  16. don brown

    YES... CONGRATULATIONS!! So stoked for you!!

  17. Benno Buechler

    Nice ! Congrats bro

  18. Andre Beauvais

    Wow! You're killing it dude!

  19. Fred van Schie


  20. Marcel Appelman 🇳🇱

    @mmx: how can we get Floris on a bike? This is just silly.

  21. Ben R

    Nice run, wow!

  22. Justin Street

    Just saw your post on Reddit - congrats on the 100 miler. Enjoyed the video, too!

  23. Floris Gierman

    @Appelman, haha I'll have to join you and MMX one day. I think I'll like the downhill parts on a bike the most :)

  24. Floris Gierman

    Thanks guys! I just put up a little recap and video from this run on my site, you might enjoy it: http://www.flotography.com/my-first-100-mile-run-attempt-from-long-beach-to-san-diego/

  25. Floris Gierman

    @Justin, that's rad! Thank you, glad to hear you enjoyed the video! Cheers

  26. Hieu Vu

    awesome read and video!!!!! epic!!!

  27. Johnny D'Agostino

    Great write up!

  28. Paul Sinclair

    Great video, love how you share the highs & lows.
    Question: how was the burrito at mile 40? I've never ate any real food on a long run & can't imagine running after more than a Gu.

  29. Hieu Vu

    I'm surprised about the coca cola as well!!!

  30. Floris Gierman

    Haha @Hieu Coca Cola works like magic man!

  31. Floris Gierman

    Cheers @paul. I called the Burrito place in advance and just asked for a chicken burrito with beans and guacamole inside, cut in 2 pieces and wrapped to go. For some reason she added a ton of Jalepenos so it was super spicy cause I couldn't get them all out while eating and running. No clue why I was in such a hurry those first 50 miles, I should have just stopped for 5 minutes to eat but was too much in a race mentality early on.

    If you eat 1/4 or 1/3 of a burrito at the time you should be fine. I'd say try it on your next 30-40 mile training run

  32. Josh Spector

    Congrats Floris! Rad run and the video turned out great!

  33. Floris Gierman

    Thanks Josh, during this run I thought several times about your upcoming race. Hope training is going well for you! Cheers

  34. Ian Walker

    Came via your Reddit link. Amazing run. You should totally make this entire route a Strava Segment :)

  35. Anders Dahl

    Just fantastic!

  36. El Brett

    talk about fat burning!! 13,000+ calories and your average HR at 127! people wanna know how to burn fat fast! there you have it!!!!

  37. Floris Gierman

    @Ian haha, that would be hilarious. Good luck to anyone rerunning that exact route

  38. Floris Gierman

    @Brett - that probably explains why I was a bit hungry the following day

  39. Strava A.

    Just caught your report and vid - awesome stuff, and an inspiration to someone coming back to running after a lot of years on my ass behind a desk!

  40. David DePiano

    Incredible run, video, and positive attitude during this day. We should all be so lucky to sound and feel like you did after one marathon, let alone four back to back. Inspiring!

  41. Floris Gierman

    @barry, stoked to hear that man. Good to hear you're coming back into running. Keep it up! Cheers

  42. Floris Gierman

    Haha thanks @david, tried to keep the attitude as positive as I could for most of the run. Glad you liked the video! Cheers

  43. Jynxy :.

    great write up, really inspiring especially the 20 mile of marathon bit.

  44. Barefoot Bill Evans

    Awesome Floris. Very inspiring too. Thanks for your blog posting.

  45. Paul A.


  46. Rob S.

    Awesome run!!