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Aggie_Ama2012-02-29 02:18:23 +0000 #1
I did it, I signed up for my first Mountain Bike Marathon. It is a 52 mile race, I am racing against me! Last year I did the half marathon at this race and had to DNF because I didn't monitor my fluids and dehydrated about 28 miles into a 33 mile race. This year I smarter and a better rider. My goal is to complete the entire marathon season (five races). It starts next Saturday in Palo Duro Canyon. It is a fun trail, beautiful park and well run event. Let's do this!!
hooslisa2012-02-29 02:30:40 +0000 #2
hurrah!

congrats! how exciting!!

i'm sure you will crush it this year with the benefit of better training, both mental and physical.

i'm brand spanking new at this and i can already see how addictive it could be. i come from an endurance sports background to begin with, so i'm already starting to add loooooonng mtn bike events to the bucket list.

i'll look forward to seeing updates!!
Aggie_Ama2012-02-29 02:39:56 +0000 #3
Just got a call from the shop my baby should be tuned up in an hour or two. Stan's is already topped off (for those pesky cacti), cable stretch resolved, new brake pads about to be put on.

48 hours to go, I am replaying what I did wrong last year and know I will be smarter this year. I need to take more food on the bike (Gu preferred), I race with a Camelbak Rogue that holds 70 oz I need to have that probably 1/3 full by the time I hit the feed zone on mile 16 to avoid last years fate. I carry Gatorade in the bottle cage, one bottle per lap should cover me. It is 3 15.5 mile laps, followed by a short partial lap. In the Feed Zone I plan to have:

PB&J

Bananas

Mini Coca-Colas

Ibuprofen - Probably will need after lap 2

Benedryl - Luckily I don't get drowsy on it so in case, I have skin sensitivity to many things.

Gatorade - I can do the low calorie without sugar spikes, can't do NUUN it makes my tummy cramp.

Sport Legs (these are awesome)

A spare tire

Water for the Camelbak

Floor pump

First aid kit - WHICH I HOPE NOT TO NEED FOR MY HUSBAND, MY TEAMMATE OR ME!
TTUchick2012-02-29 02:33:08 +0000 #4
Good luck tomorrow! I will be one of the photographers on the trails for this race
Aggie_Ama2012-02-29 02:52:06 +0000 #5
Race went awesome, it was beautiful out there wasn't it TTUChick? Full report coming.

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