Well, me hearties - here's my race report! I had planned on running this with my Brother from Cali "the DUKE" and a firend from springville. They both wanted to beat 4 hrs. So the plan from the beginning was to help them achieve that! I was scheduled to run the Squaw peak 50 on June 6th - more on that in a minute. So mentally I knew I wasn't going to "go" for it, but just get them in under 4 hrs. Mile breakdown:
1 - 8:46 - good easy mile holding everyone back.
2- 8:27 - feeling good, but worrying we are to fast.
3 - 8:18 - Still good, trying to hold them back - Duke wants to run away from the pack.
4 - 8:24 - Not back considering GU and water walk at station.
5 - 8:14 - Letting the legs run.
6 - 8:36 - Water walk, good mile.
7 - 8:23 - everyone seeming to be ok.
8 - 8:30 - first real flat mile.
9 - 8:33
10 - 8:18 - reminded the Duke this is a long race, might want to slow it down a bit. Brower fell back here.
11 - 8:27
12 - 8:30
13 - 8:35
14 - 8:42 Big hill climb - Duke looking strong.
15 - 8:49 Water walk - love the ice/cold sponge here.
16 - 8:12 wanting to cruise caught up to Duke
17 - 8:29
18 - 8:20
19 - 8:28
20 - 8:24 Duke starting to run - I let him go. He is looking strong.
21 - 8:43 Started getting tired
22 - 8:46
23 - 8:31
24 - 9:41 Walked here for a bit water/powerade
25 - 9:37 Walked here for a bit water/powerade
26 - 10:40 Not sure what happened here I think the two aid stations close got me. Walked and drank for 20 yards or so - actually feeling ok.
.41 best pace 6:38 coming into the home gate.
Running the race a bit slower than a normal effort was enjoyable. The scenery is amazing, the runners are awesome, and the GOAL volunteers were great. Nice RACE.
back to Squaw I decided to withdraw last night (last day to do so, to roll your payment into next year) - I haven't put in the time and won't have the time over the next few weeks to get ready, so hopefully next year! - Will update race detail when they are published.