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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Off to Find Waldo

The preparations are made and now all that is left to do is drive to the campsite, eat, sleep and then, finally, a little bit of running.

With amazing help from Stacey, along with Caroline, Dave and Rick, I have come up with a pacing and nutrition plan.

I have never gone to this much detail but then I have never run this far before.
General plan is to:

  • drink 20 ounces of water / hour
  • take 200 mg of electrolytes / hour (S caps, Clif bloks, etc.)
  • take in 280-300 calories / hour
  • 1/2 a banana at each aid station
  • get some protein in for the later stages
The nice thing is that with my watch beeping at me every 20 minutes to take in a gel (about 100 calories) I should actually remember to fuel. To properly digest the gel, I will need to take a good swig of water.
I will start out fueling on a gel every 30 minutes and then move to every 20 minutes after the first 1.5 to 2 hours.
The REI guy really wondered why anyone would need so many gels!

I will be carrying my own little pharmacy to deal with pain and stomach issues..oh joy!

I also plan to make use of Trisha's trusty shuffle to have about 2 hours of tunes to keep me moving. This is something new for me in a race.

My goal time is 13 hours. Patience is needed to not start to fast!
The weather is looking great with only a high of 70 degrees.

We are driving up tonight to the Odell Lake campground and I am looking forward to just relaxing and reviewing the race plan tomorrow.

All that is left to do now is run :-)

2 comments:

vswanson said...

Wow! You seem to be well prepared! I am so privileged to be able to be proud of you as you continue to do well - you have an excellent support community to provide motivation and feedback - good for you - wish you every success and much satisfaction!!

Much Love, Dad

olga said...

13 hrs? C'mon, I am looking for a good 11 (may be some change on it). With this fueling plan and avoiding any nasty stuff you are capable of running this course (remember, it's shortened). I will see you guys there:)