So, I've been thinking a lot about Leadman and going over possible scenarios. It's so difficult to project what you can do there. The distances are long for three of the events (four in my case since I'm doing both the Silver Rush 50mi MTB and run the following day). Last year's weather was perfect for each race (I've learned not to discount weather...). Mechanicals with the bike are common. It's rare to have no flats, no wipe outs, no chain sucked up in the derailleur, etc.
Aside from all that stuff, I just can't wrap my potential times around even coming close to the record. I'm older and just not on the same level with Lucho or Troy in terms of ability. I've been thinking about it for a few weeks and feel a bit of relief coming to terms with it. What I can do is race every event as solidly as possible and mitigating potential problems - eating right, having the bike in perfect shape, carrying stuff to fix the most common bike problems (flats), being trained, sleeping well. My gut feeling is that if I can go into the 100 run within an hour of the leader (maybe even 90-120 mins), I can run a solid 100. I know I can run 19 hrs there. Just have to execute it. If whoever is in the Leadman lead before the 100 run can manage a good race, then more power to him. Anything can happen in a 100. I at least have the experience at that distance and feel confident in my performance there.
Of course, I have to make it through each event one at a time and not concern myself with events until I edge my La Sportiva toe (or Hope's tire) up to the start line for each of them.