That was a tough day for a lot of us out there. I didn’t fuel much at all during the race (just didn’t really care), didn’t even eat that morning, but was still a bit surprised that my body was pretty done around 22 as well. You all for sure weren’t alone. Part of it I think is just seasonally adjusting. You can try to buffer the internal conditions with supplements (and UCAN and Salt Pills are probably as good as any on options), but ultimately the body just hasn’t totally adjusted seasonally. My stomach also turned on the small amount of gels I did give it…also something common when it’s not yet adjusted. In hindsight I would have grabbed more real foods from aid stations which the body probably would have understood a bit better and allowed the central governor to take the brakes off the system a bit when the conditions did start sending up cautionary flags.
I have some film catching up to do. I think I’ve linked Stringbean’s AT Film twice, but haven’t stopped to watch it yet. Shai BenDor did a feature one northeast and trail connected, though not on the run side of things.
You’re starting into the next season for #BeastCoast Ron? Tweaking the format or focus for this round?
Good consideration on the variation. Easy to quickly fry the same muscle groups without it if you’re not that top tier wicked speedy and fit individual. Seems the BOB events don’t necessarily draw the crowds going after speed…more those seeking endurance punishment. Green Lakes does flow, but has some short ups mixed in to slow things a hair. Blues Cruise has crept around the periphery of my radar throughout the years. Will have to check it out.
Maybe we should put together a trail weekend for next year where creating endurance concoctions at home is a core piece of the weekend. In the interim…get those friends on here Sayard and have them share some of those recipes.
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