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Wichita Falls, Texas
United States
Hotter 'N Hell
99F / 37C
Total Time = 5h 49m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:15am. Took and Ensure Plus and a bagel with Cream Cheese.

Everything was already packed so we just got in and went.
Event warmup:

Spin from Car to Start Line.
  • 5h 49m
  • 101.2 miles
  • 17.40 mile/hr

Started out with a three hour bottle of Infinit concentrate. I went to the third rest stop before stopping for a pit stop. At that point I realized I was behind on my nutrition. I made sure from then on that I drank more but never caught up. I finished the race one bottle shy on the Infinit. Mistake #1.

I felt great for the first 65 miles. My cadence was over the top as was my pace based off of what I normally do. That was Mistake #2. I think after 65 miles of 19.5+ (my avg is 17-17.7) that my legs were just plain tired. The second half averaged 14 mph. The longer hills and wind were in the later part of the day too. I think I pushed so hard in the beginning because I knew by 11am that the switch would flip and it would get HOT!~

What would you do differently?:

Pay attention to nutrition RIGHT AWAY. Train at a higher cadence so I can hold it together longer AND/OR keep a steady effort instead of such drastic highs and lows.

I also learned the value of rest stops. I stopped 4 times. I should have stopped a couple more times. I always ended up stronger after stops.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nutrition and training at a higher intensity over longer rides.

Last updated: 2007-08-10 12:00 AM
05:49:00 | 101.2 miles | 17.40 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Flat with Long Rolling Inclines. Wind gets worse as the day wears on.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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

2007-08-26 3:49 PM

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San Antonio, TX
Subject: Hotter N Hell 100

2007-08-26 8:40 PM
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Waller County, TX
Subject: RE: Hotter N Hell 100
Great job on your ride. It gives you some really good experience for your IM next year.

In addition to the experience, it will give you the CONFIDENCE that you can do it because you've been there before.

Safe training and fast racing!
2007-08-26 10:00 PM
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Sous Mon Diadème
Subject: RE: Hotter N Hell 100
Great job out there, Kelly!  Like I said, each step along the way provides a valuable learning experience to help you get to the next level.  You rocked it and met your goal but you also know what you'll do differently next time and it will be fun to watch your progress with that .  Congratulations on a faulous ride!
2007-08-27 9:20 AM
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Goodyear, AZ
Subject: RE: Hotter N Hell 100
Wow! What a great experience for you and awesome pace! Congratulations
2007-08-31 2:26 PM
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Frisco, Texas
Subject: RE: Hotter N Hell 100

Congratulations on finishing HHH!  That's a great accomplishment.  It's a notoriously tough ride.


2008-07-22 5:33 PM
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Subject: RE: Hotter N Hell 100
Thanks for your report and recommendations.  I'm preparing to ride it this year, and it sure is helpful to know what other folks did.  Congrats on your ride last year.

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