Hahaha! I just finally got the chance to listen and had no idea you all were talking about my race and fueling for long events! I’ve spent enough time working out the fueling and hydration and listened to you coaches talking about it enough that I can say that aspect of the race went great! So thank you for being so good about talking about this in general. There are a few tweaks I will make for next year in terms of flavor choices, but how I went about it all worked great.
It was other factors I have no experience with that gave me troubles. Like I should have changed my kit at some point, probably after 12-13 hours. And I had no idea the poor air quality during the night (smoke from fires out west) combined with being tired would make my eyes so blurry that I couldn’t read my bonus checkpoint sheet. I missed a bonus stop because of it. So then I had my husband, who met me now and then at one of the checkpoints, read me the stops and I tried to memorize them. It worked pretty well until I misremembered one of the addresses and was wandering around for 15 minutes looking for the stop before some other passing racers helped me out
On a side note, I am grateful for all the off bike strength work you have us do because it made a HUGE difference in how strong I felt. My legs could keep doing their work efficiently because my core was holding me up and keeping me stable. This, however, doesn’t mean I won’t still grumble about push ups and flutter kicks but I now have proof that they really are useful!