Saturday, August 13, 2016

8 HR Ultra

My fourth year at my good friend Ben  Griffin 's Sweltering Summer Event in Pittsfield MA 

I raced the marathon in 2013 and 2014- last year and last weekend the 8hr event.

Love this race. .355 around an oval track 
The winner for the Ultra is whom can complete the most laps / miles.

Hot and humid but I was prepared. Fit and confidant going into the race. 90% is a mental game.

The first 26.2 I completed in around a 3:45 time,  the second four hours I slowed my pace as the heat came on.

2 watches, 2 IPods, 3 Honey Stinger Gels, 1 packet Cliff chomps, 3 Tylenol, 3 tootsie rolls, 1 Oreo cookie, 40oz of water with NUUN

I won which was great. .5 miles more than last years race and I was able to defend my Ultra 8hr title from 2015)

I will be completing the NJ day one 24 HR race Nov 11th in Augusta NJ as a qualifier for the USATF Long Distance Team 2017.

Thanks to Skecher Performance- GO Run Ultra Road Shoes 
Honey Stinger
Lace Locker
Amrita Bars