|Working my way to 40 miles.|
Compliments Brian Gaines of New Leaf Ultra Runs.
The days prior to the 50 miler I took the time to type out my plan. What time I expected to arrive at each aid station and what I would consume at that aid station. I used a time window rather than an exact time. I was pretty sure of my pace based off of all of the long trail runs I had done. I kept this piece of paper with my while I ran and it was reassuring, throughout the day, knowing that I was arriving at each aid station, on time. Another piece of advice I utilized was to have a secondary watch. Some GPS watches (including mine) may not last as long as you will on these runs. Having a simple watch can be used to keep track of how far you’ve gone or the timer can help keep you stay consistent with your fueling. At the end of the post I've provided a list of everything I used (or took along) the day of the race.
|The early stages of organizing my supplies|
|Every respectable blog should have an official race photo|
|Scenic view around Mile 26|
|Crossing the finish line at 3:15pm CST|
|This alone made it all worth it!|