Saturday, March 03, 2012
So today was the 50k run. Last night was windy around here. The temperature was 39 (and falling) a little snow in the air.
Before I left at 5am I had checked my email - get this - the road to the meeting place was closed until 6 because of migration of salamanders. I am all for preservation of the nature, but it was just so funny.
Briefly - we met - boarded busses to get to the start. Everyone assembled and gun time was only 30 min later.
Initially my breathing was difficult to get under control, but as I warmed up it got better. My buddy and I did a 10:1 interval and that worked really well, until about 13 miles out when my buddy started to slow down and walk a lot more. We continued and it was a challenge on my patience. However, at the next rest stop he decided it was time to let me continue. (note how I worded it).
It was a challenge, and I felt really bad for him, but it was his choice (he had issues with his calf). I continued and although not more than 6 or 7 ... I passed people and got to the finish line.
Some of you might want to know what my fuel was.
2 Cliff bars
64 oz (total) of fluids with HEED (a carb/electrolyte solution) from Hammer Nutrition
I should probably have added more calories - but I felt great. After the run - three 2 by 2 inch cheese pizza ... into a warm car and then home. (I am still cold 6 hrs later).
I feel bad for my buddy, and we have communicated. He has an awesome attitude and is happy for his total of 20 miles and we are talking about bike riding on Tuesday - weather permitting
At the bottom of the link you will find the elevation chart