Wild Hare 50K - RunUltra Marathon

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Warda, Texas
United States
Tejas Trails
45F / 7C
Total Time = 6h 01m 26s
Overall Rank = 40/98
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

Drove about 2 hours to the race, so woke up at about 3:30, was on the road by 4 and got there at 6. Start was at 7. Warmup was mostly spent in the car staying warm as it was ~40 degrees out.
  • 6h 01m 26s
  • 31.07 miles
  • 11m 38s  min/mile

I ran the first 27 miles on my own, then caught up to wifey who was doing the 25k at around mile 27.5-28. I decided to finish with her as she hurt her knee falling down one of the steep descents. So the last 3-4 miles were a walk, but it felt great to stretch the legs.
This was just a training day for me, so it was just right.
What would you do differently?:

I did screw up a bit and didn't stop at the aid station at the end of each loop. I actually didn't know it was there. So I was only stopping at one aid station in the middle of the course, every 7.6 miles or so. It was ok until the last 2 loops, and it caught up to me as I was running out of h2o in my handheld.
Post race
Event comments:

Great post race food. As always, Joe puts on the best events at Tejas Trails. I'll do every one of them I can from now on.

Last updated: 2012-10-08 12:00 AM
06:01:26 | 31.07 miles | 11m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/98
Performance: Average
Course: course was four ~7.6 mile loops. Mostly flat with some rollers, lots of single track with switchbacks. 1-2 big hills that required walking on the 3/4 laps. Very beautiful and fun course. http://app.strava.com/runs/28115953#
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4