As you can see by my last post, the run did not pan out as I hoped on Friday night.
I started at 12:30 instead of 4, just to get a head start. I don't think that was a good idea. It was not really "hot", but hot enough where 5 hours in the peak day heat was probably not a good start.
I took an s-cap every half hour, and I forced the water issue. Aside from the 20 oz bottle every 1/2 hour (alternated succeed Ultra and water), I also chugged half a bottle at the pump down by the river and up on the hill.
At the end of the day, time + heat dismantles me. I was okay for about 6 hours this time.
Thanks to Bill Parker and Zach Pierce for keeping me company. Helen and Val were there later running a faster pace than I was willing to even think about.
How does this pan out for Superior? It will be a lot ooler. I am once again seriously questioning my ability to complete this one. I will run hard this weekend then take it easy for two weeks.
Felt like crap all weekend. It took a while to get the system processing fluids properly again.
On another note, it looks like Leadville 100 was a brutal run this year. Only Allan Hotlz out of about 12 Minnesotans made it to the finish.
Enough of my rambling