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Bandera 50k - RunUltra Marathon

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Bandera, Texas
United States
10F / -12C
Total Time = 9h 01m
Overall Rank = 157/207
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Drove into Bandera the night before, got packet, checked into hotel, ate at Old Spanish Trail in downtown, laid out clothes, slept and woke up to single digit freezing temps!!
Event warmup:

Running to the start, race had already started
  • 9h 00m
  • 31.5 miles
  • 17m 08s  min/mile

I had a great time. My only downfall was not taking any hydration with me-I was shaking from lack of calories-even with aid stations during first half....would never go out there without a camelback again but I survived and the volunteers were FABULOUS!
What would you do differently?:

Next year's goal-go under 8 hours. I thought I would do this course in seven hours-hahaha-I reevaluated my plan a few times that day bc I had no idea the difficulty of the trails. I slowed way down towards the end-last ten miles but I loved every minute of it despite record low temps.
Post race
Warm down:

Quickly got in car to warm up and carefully pull of socks to see damage to feet-both feet split open at bottom with several blisters on toes but well worth the pain.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I did the best I could and can't complain. This was my first trail run and first ultra-marathon!! My longest run had been 18 miles on flat land about a week prior to race-so I think handled it well and will do it again! I am looking forward to many more trail runs.

Last updated: 2009-11-22 12:00 AM
09:00:00 | 31.5 miles | 17m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/207
Course: One loop on the toughest trails-extremely hard yet exciting-just when you thought it could not get harder-it did! I will do it again and it will be nice to better know what lay ahead!
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-01-11 1:24 PM

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Subject: Bandera 50k

2010-01-11 2:16 PM
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Subject: RE: Bandera 50k
2010-01-11 3:13 PM
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Kingwood, TX
Subject: RE: Bandera 50k
Congrats, that is a heck of an accomplishment!  I saw Jason's pics on FB and it looked like an amazing place ... gotta do this one next year!
2010-01-13 6:57 PM
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super cool, congrats.
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