Distance: 32 - 34ish Miles or 31 Horton Miles
Temp: 65 at start, 80 at finish
Weight: 184 lbs
Morning of - Bottle of Gatoraid - and life cereal with milk good choice!
1 Day out - eggs toast, pot of mac and cheese, Wendys, Lots of Papa Johns at prerace dinner, Gatoraid
4 days up to race → lots of mac and cheese and carbs, I love eating prerace!
8 Nuun tabs with water or conquest
3 shot block packs THESE THINGS ARE MONEY, I LOVE SUCKING ON THEM CONTINUELLY
12 chips ahoy
Lots of gator aid, conquest, clif shot and who know what other drinks
this race was a blast, tons of run
weather was perfect
Water running causes blisters, avoid water when possible from now on, do not be a man and do not run through when there is an easy way around it.
** I had big blisters on both balls of my feet from getting them wet. It was hard to run downhill on them and I took 6 I at 20 and 27 miles into the race to help deal with the pain
It will always get better → it did get better during the climbing of the falls, best part of the race
I did not listen to my ipod much, maybe I do not need it? → leave this in the car for ultras, no need for it, All it did was cause me to climb down a steep cliff to pick it up after it fell off my belt and I kicked it over the edge. Headphones got in the way all day.
The volunteers were great
I hit the albuterol prerace and had no issue the rest of the race, do I need this when it is warm outside?????
Experiment with taping balls of feet prerace to help ward off blisters
Look into a different sock for running when my feet will get wet
Belt with 2 pouches
Light, needed it at the beginning of the race, next time drop this in the box
TP and Wipes, use wipes from now on, these work great on the trail
Gels and Shots
Butt Cream - do not need this for 50K, put in drop bag if longer distance
Trained hard following healing after HL, See wiki and see training log.
I did not lift weights and need to do this to get better. I did get a ton of long runs in at First Landing and a 33+ mile back to back in on LH a couple of weeks out, This really helped I think.