Here are the food and the facts. I will talk more about race itself in Part 2.
Hardest stretch: miles 34-42
Changed from AK Ultimate Direction pack to my fuel belt for the last 7 miles. I should have done that A LOT sooner.
Changed shoes and socks at mile 32, felt nice.
During the race I ate:
- two large tortillas with nutella
- 4-5 gels (this is a lot less than usual)
- 4 (18 oz.) servings of Hammer Perpetuem (at approximately 300 calories per 18 oz.)
- 2 (20 oz.) bottles of Hammer Heed
- 6 (20 oz.) containers of water (you are supposed to drink the same amount of water and perpetuem, when you drink the perpetuem.)
- 1 whole peanut butter and jelly
- 1/2 cup of dark chocolate m & m’s
- 1 kind bar
- 4 ibuprofen
- 8 Hammer endurolyte capsules
After the race I ate:
- 2 quesadilla triangles
- 1 cup of salty potato chips
- 3 chocolate chip cookies
- 1/2 can of diet coke
- 3 pieces of pizza
- 2 bread sticks
- ice cream
- 2 ibuprofen
I was not anymore sore than running a 50K
I was sore in different places, top of feet, shoulders, arms and chest
My favorite fact? My SUUNTO AMBIT 2 went the entire time without running out of battery power, AND it had 48% power left, when I was finished. If you are an avid trail racer or want to continue running trails, for the most part, the watch is worth EVERY penny. I love, love, love it. You will not be disappointed.
I wore my Oiselle duds! I had on a Oiselle sport’s bra, Oiselle shorts and a Oiselle tank.
I had on my Swiftwick socks the entire time.