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Bardstown, Kentucky
United States
Total Time = 32h 07m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
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Pre-race routine:

200 mile relay through gods country safely- $100; spending 32 hours together in a van that smelled like butt- $80; Busting up your toes while wandering around in a crowd of runners-- priceless---- for everything else there's Barbs mastercard
Event warmup:

How do you warm up for a 30 hour race? Lots of water and fun with the team.
  • 32h 07m
  • 200 miles
  • 09m 38s  min/mile

I can sum it up wit hone word...BRUTAL. My first run was at night. It was cool and over rolling hills, I mean Mountains. It only got worse from here. The overall fatigue got more and more prevalent as the climbs and descents grew more grueling. This was harder than any triathlon, or marathon that I have ever run. There were times I was running up hills that I realized I could probably walk at a faster pace.

Leg Time Dist Av HR Max HR Climb
58:24 7.19 188bpm 195bpm 2128'
51:59 7.34 1366'
40:08 5.11 726'
48:11 5.51 178bpm 204bpm 1352'
1:16:24 8.05 1388'
49:30 5.21 174bpm 198bpm 1006'

5:24:36 38.41 7966'
What would you do differently?:

Be more prepared. I'm coming back next year. It was very scenic and fun.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate as much food possible. We got one of the largest pizzas ever and crushed it....after unloading at a BBQ joint.

Event comments:

This was an awesome experience. Our 2 support vans were designed as sharks, and we blared the Jaws theme for the entire 30 hours. It was sweet.

Last updated: 2011-09-10 12:00 AM
32:07:00 | 200 miles | 09m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: 36 point relay starting at the Jack Daniels distillery, through Bourbon country.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-10-09 7:59 PM

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Subject: Bourbon Chase

2011-10-10 8:03 PM
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Subject: RE: Bourbon Chase

You were on an Ultra team?  I couldn't have imagined doing twice the mileage.  The 20 I did (I was runner 10) was more than enough.

Congrats, though!  Tough race, particularly at the end as it really heated up.  My last leg was really tough.

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