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Race Day: Success! I completed the 50 miles!
« on: August 24, 2014, 06:15:44 AM »
I'm happy to report that I completed the 50-mile race today in 15 hours and 15 minutes (I think; in my euphoria at the finish line, I didn't hear what time they announced).

It was damn hard, and I made one nutritional error that probably cost me an hour because I got stuck between aid stations with no food and my blood sugar crashed pretty low. Those were a very unpleasant several miles limping on failing muscles up to the next aid station; it took almost 2 hours beyond that before I had replenished my energy supply and was feeling good again. After that, aside from foot, knee, and ankle pain that increased steadily until the end, I felt great and finished strong.

Thanks to the MMC community and Deliquency in particular for your support over the past few months! It's been fantastic working with you guys, and hopefully we'll get a chance to do it again sometime.

Now, to bed. I'm tired, limping, very footsore, but beaming inside. This was a happy day.

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Re: Race Day: Success! I completed the 50 miles!
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 10:04:29 PM »
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Re: Race Day: Success! I completed the 50 miles!
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 10:12:17 PM »
Congrats!
Isn't it 50k not 50 miles? That's 31 miles.

Next time you'll need that fast-digesting carbohydrate supplement I suggested :) (waxy maize or maltodextrin)

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Re: Race Day: Success! I completed the 50 miles!
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 12:26:29 AM »
Congrats!
Isn't it 50k not 50 miles? That's 31 miles.

Next time you'll need that fast-digesting carbohydrate supplement I suggested :) (waxy maize or maltodextrin)

There were two races, both a 50k and a 50-mile. I did the 50-mile. About 80km. :)

Yeah, maltodextrin seems to be the main ingredient in the Clif energy shot gels they were feeding us, and they're what I eventually used to bring myself back from the dead. I just happened to have none in my pockets when my carb-crash hit. Always have extra carve on hand! A lesson I won't soon forget.