Seashore Nature Trail 50k - RunUltra Marathon

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
30F / -1C
Total Time = 6h 11m 47s
Overall Rank = 158/238
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:30am to leave at 6:30am to be at race by 7:15 for 8am start.

Oatmeal and coffee for breakfast.
Event warmup:

Drank some gatorade, took a gu, peed. Nothing special. Why warmup for 31.1 miles?
  • 6h 11m 47s
  • 31.07 miles
  • 11m 58s  min/mile

I was limited by legs not my cardio. I'd guess that is to be expected coming off an IM, but I really never felt tired. Just my legs hurt.
What would you do differently?:

Well, obviously I did this race because I need run help for distance for IMKY 11. This was my punishment for such a crappy IMKY 10 split. Had a LOT of fun. Definitely love me some swimming and biking, but this was a great change of pace.

The trails were brutal on my legs and the hills destroyed my hamstrings. I never run hills, nor race them (save Duke 09). The ice was tough too as I am not used to that either and my leg stability muscles told me that around mile 18 - 31.
Post race
Warm down:

Left ASAP, Jordan had finished earlier and was ready to roll.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to be a better runner, learn trails, hills, COLD. I HATE cold.

Event comments:

Striders as always put on a great show. WIll intend to do again in 11.

Last updated: 2010-10-09 12:00 AM
06:11:47 | 31.07 miles | 11m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/238
Performance: Average
Course: Short, but steep climbs, lots of turns, trail, icy and snowy. Bridges, etc.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5