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.