Long Run 22:31:00  100.5 mi (13:27 / mi)
Rocky Raccoon 100 in Huntsville Texas.
Splits were 425, 450, 6, 745. 2231 finish. 50th place.
No injuries, no Achilles no toe issues at all during race.
I finished!! Quads were trashed from mile 75 on. Couldn’t stop downhills. Walked fast the whole lap 4. Oh well. I think I went out too hard lap 1. Not normal for me. I had blisters on the bottom of my feet. I think gaiters would have helped keep sand out. I had low points in the middle of lap two and three that I solved with food. I was doing at least 200 calories throughout but I guess that wasn’t enough.
Gear was good although man it was cold for only 40. Glad I had hand warmers.
I thought I hydrated well but middle of lap 2 I peed quite brown. I tried to really hydrate after that.
Never sat down or stopped except to go to the bathroom or changes shoes.
Lights worked really well.
Only carried a handheld the first two laps and then a light pack for light and clothes laps 3 and 4.
No gi issues at all.
I really focused on fast aid station stops since there were so many.
No caffeine until lap 4.
Was drinking tailwind so no salt tabs.
Once I knew my pr of 2140 was out of reach I kind of lost focus.
In the end, I’m happy but it makes me extra thankful for how well run rabbit went.
If I do this again, make sure to take WARM gear. In the night I had gloves, hat, Buff, long sleeve shirt, Patagonia Houdini, and tights. I wished I had my Patagonia R1 and my Icebreaker pants, both are warmer. I probably would have liked to have a vest too. If it had been rainy, I would have wanted all of those things, plus my blue Patagonia jacket and even running pants.
I would also wear gaiters next time as I believe the sand building up in my shoe over time caused blisters on the bottom of my feet right below my middle toe on each foot that got pretty bad in the last 7 miles. These would likely have been MUCH worse had it rained at all. This race was dry as a bone. There was also no mud like in 2018.