08 May 2011

Collegiate Peaks 50 Mile Race Report

8:15 and 13th overall. 9,400 feet of climb.
Felt super weak and tired from the start. Decided to settle in right away into a sustainable, consistent pace. Finished the first 25 mile lap in 3:35, changed shoes and socks and decided that I'd head back out for the second lap with the goal of preserving my body by taking it easy. My lethargy turned into dizziness and stomach cramps. The aid stations had virtually nothing edible and I had forgotten to grab more efs at the halfway point, so my last 25 miles were fueled by cheap, dry chocolate chip cookies. I got to run with brownie for a while but he was on a mission to perform well and didn't have time to wallow through the course with me. I haven't felt as badly as I did yesterday in a long time. It was good mental training. The one great thing is that I feel virtually no negative physical effects today from the race (other than some kicking sunburn) and will likely get out for a run today.

Thanks much to GZ for allowing Shaun and me to stay at his cabin; super comfy place and we managed not to burn it down before he got there.

Great to meet, see, and otherwise hang out with several folks post race. That was the best part of the day by far!

14 comments:

  1. Good job Tim. Are results posted yet? ;)

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  2. Glad you are feeling OK today - no injuries sustained on an off day is a good thing. Kind of lame about the aid stations... Get it locked in for Ice Age now. Have a great week!

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  3. Great finish considering you didn't feel 100%. Nice!

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  4. Good to see you, Tim. Probably a beneficial outcome considering the schedule you have coming up. This will set you up nicely for the next one. Good luck!

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  5. Great job on a less than ideal day. Now go kill it at Ice Age!

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  6. All prep for the "A" races - that's a solid 50 mile training run.

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  7. Fun day and good to meet you. Many folks would happily take either of your 'lackluster' times from the last 2 years! =)

    Best of luck at Ice Age -- the heat training and rolling hills of yesterday are gonna help. And be sure to try out any New Glarus brews!

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  8. I've never felt so bad in my life. I thought I would die, so I just gave up and staggered around most of the time. I think I was lying down in the bushes for several hours. I took 4 naps. I vomited in a creek for an hour. 50 miles at altitude with 9,400 feet of climb in 8h15m.

    Ahhh, must be nice. :)

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  9. Well played Brett.

    Tim - way to tough it out. For me one of the quotes of the day was "SUCK MY ***L!"

    That and you singing Indigo Girls.

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  10. Gotta agree with Mike here. Not too shabby for an off day. See you in Leadville.

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  11. Thanks gents.
    I'm not implying that 8:15 is slow or lackluster. I just hoped for a better day overall. Finish times are only relevant to the individual.

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  12. Nice running with you out there. Now my only running goal is to avoid you at races so I can continue to brag about this one.

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  13. Glad I got to see you when you still looked strong - I kept waiting to see you chasing me down at mile 45. Sucks what can happen once the wheels come off.

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  14. Brownie,
    I was telling Shaun Katona yesterday that the two most impressive runs at CP were Ryan Burch's and yours. You powered out the last 20 miles - I was pulling for you to get sub 8.

    Sean,
    I couldn't have hung with you Saturday. You rocked your first 50. Looking forward to seeing you out at more races.

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