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The HUFF 50K Trail Run - RunUltra Marathon

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Albion, Indiana
United States
Veep Races LLC
25F / -4C
Total Time = 6h 35m 36s
Overall Rank = 233/377
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 31/45
Pre-race routine:

None, checked my bag into the nice large heated tent, but it was too crowded to stay. Found a spot outside out of the wind and waited.
Event warmup:

Just some light stretching
  • 6h 35m 36s
  • 50 kms
  • 07m 55s  min/km

This was my first ultra and first trail run so I didn't know quite what to expect. Started off nice and slow and was relieved to see that most everyone around me was doing the same. Walked up the steep hills but otherwise ran the rest. The trails were very well marked and wide so I never felt crowded other than maybe the first mile. There were four manned aid stations with hot soup, sandwiches, cookies, candy, pop and Gatorade. All of the volunteers were great and tripping over themselves to help. It was nice!

Felt pretty good through out the day until about mile 28, from then on I was getting tired and ready to be done. I still was able to keep from walking other than uphill which was my goal for the day.

Didn't really have the feeling that I was in a race, more like in a large group run. I liked that because there was absolutely no pressure to hurry through the aid stations or not to take bathroom breaks for the sake of time.

What would you do differently?:

Not much, my approach to the day was pretty sound.
Post race
Warm down:

Had some homemade soup in the heated tent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wasn't trying to go fast, just wanted to get to the end.

Event comments:

For my first ultra, this couldn't have been better, great weather, a great course and great support. The course covers a huge state park and it's beautiful scenery. It was challenging but not too rough for a first timer. I would recommend it for anyone, experienced or not.

Last updated: 2015-12-20 12:00 AM
06:35:36 | 50 kms | 07m 55s  min/km
Age Group: 31/45
Overall: 233/377
Performance: Good
Course: 2 x 15.5 mile loops through the Chain O'Lakes State Park
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
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] 5

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