My First Fifty - The Salt Flats 50 Mile Ultramarathon

Although I could probably make this a 2000 word post, I won't. Here are some short tidbits about my first fifty:

  • The Salt Flats are beautiful and I think running across them is the best way to experience them. 
  • Lemon Lime Gatorade is terrible and I don't like it.
  • Training on hills really helped me.
  • Changing shoes at mile 33 was a good idea.
  • I can't help but wonder; if I rested more at aid stations would I have been able to make up that time and more? Or was short aid station stops a better idea? 
  • To the guy who told me to eat solid food after mile 30: I never didn't eat solid food. :-)
  • 2 full 20oz bottles might be too much if the aid stations are close (6 miles) together. It's a unnecessary weight thing
  • I read complaints about some foods not sitting right with some people. I haven't encountered such a problem yet. 
  • Cooperating weather was a huge contributor to my success. It wasn't too hot and was cloudy most of the day. 
At any rate, the race was awesome. I took something like 5th place overall which is what I was expecting. I had a great time and wouldn't hesitate doing it again. 

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