- Distance = 32.10 mi
- Avg Pace = 15:56 min/mi
- Time = 8:31:39
- Elev Gain = 5,909 ft
- Elev Loss = 5,915 ft
- Avg HR = 156 bpm, 84 % of Max, 3.8z
- Max HR = 174 bpm, 94 % of Max, 5.2z
One of my favorite race reports was from Ginger Runner (#trainracebeer) after he attempted his first NFEC 50k back in 2012 and many of his observations and tips came true for us in 2014!
The 50 milers started out first 2 hours before us 50kers and were broken into waves (1-4). By the time I started 50k/wave 4 the trail was turned up mud and later just like GingerRunner noted as a slower runner you get to encounter the elite 50 milers coming back at you on the out-and-backs in a very physical way (more on that later).
One advantage of being in wave 4 was that I was very relaxed and got to take pics before wave 1 went out at 7AM.
Below are two super runners, Sunny to the left, who eventually finished 1st in her Age Group and 7th overall female (5:10); and Veronica on the right who finished 100 miler Rio Del Largo (RDL) in 26:17 hours Nov 7th and was running NFEC 50k as a recovery run (6:35).
|Super fast, super fly runners Sunny and Veronica|