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In Life as well as in running the secret is Pace.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Jetty 2 not quite Jetty


We were signed up for our first race of 2012…

We did have a few "events" under our belts tho…  with 2 self-run ultras a wedding and "the move"

We were happy to make the start

Both ran with our packs…  this is a "crew supported" race….  And well…  we decided full packs would be enough

Since the run was on the beach we wore our gaiters

And soon after 0830 we were off…  0830 because that was when the tide was right…

Now I have run this race before…  when it was held in January…  on a cold and overcast day.

May was a bit warmer…  okay it was hot and I was pouring sweat by mile 2.

Judi dropped me about then as well…

And looks happy to get away.

At mile 4… notice how covered I am in sweat already…

Okay…  I'm out of pictures…  and really just about out of good story too.

Here's the skinny

Hour 1 – 6 miles – had planned to go a bit slower here but wanted to keep Judi in sight.
Hour 2 – 5.5 miles…  more chasing finally caught her.
Hour 3 – 5 miles
Basically the wheels fell off there…  we dropped at the mile 26 checkpoint.

The high temp somewhere just after noon was 91F and despite taking in ~240oz of fluid I did not begin to keep up with my sweat rate… when I got home a couple of hours later I was still down almost 10#

In the end I just had a shaky plan that I executed poorly.

We have a plan to do 26 this weekend again with a bit different pacing/hydration strategy…  I envision much better success.


Matthew Smith said...

Wow! That sounded brutal! I still think you both are incredible to rock out that many miles in that kind of heat! Maybe they'll move the race back to January! Drink up!

Wes said...

10#s? Yea good call. And well done!

DRog said...

beach running tough tough tough!