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Longmont, Colorado
United States
American Diabetes Association
80F / 27C
Total Time = 6h 35m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up around 3:45am. Had an egg sandwich with veggie sausage. Charlie picked me up and we got there a bit early. It was chilly, but not too bad.
Event warmup:

The first few miles!
  • 6h 35m
  • 101.5 miles
  • 15.42 mile/hr

We (Charlie Ben and I) started out pretty quick. The climb up to Carter Lake slowed us down a bit. The decent from there was awesome; I reached my max speed here: 50 mph.

The climb up Big Thompson Canyon was awesome. It wasn't bad until the last two miles or so. At some points, I was going 4 mph (but I didn't stop!). The view at the top was beautiful. From there, it was a lot of fast downhills, then some rollers (which were a pain in the ass at 85 miles!). I'm very happy with this time. I don't know if I would have been quite so fast if Ben wasn't pushing it a bit.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Some stretching in the shade. And eating!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Maybe the heat, but no complaints.

Event comments:

This was a great race. All of the rest stops were packed with drinks and snacks. I definitely plan to do it again next year.

They raised $1 million plus. I hope that they get a lot of the food, drinks, prizes, etc., donated at a deep discount so that the great majority of the money goes to diabetes research.

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Last updated: 2013-08-17 12:00 AM
06:35:00 | 101.5 miles | 15.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Awesome course. Flat for a bit, then a climb up to Carter Lake, down a bit, then the long ascent through Big Thompson Canyon to Estes. then back down.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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