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Jackpot Ultra 12-Hour Race Report (Read 58 times)


Muddling through

    The full race report is posted in the Beginners and Beyond group. The lack of long runs going into this race proved to be my undoing and forced me into walking a lot much earlier than I had hoped. The higher mileage I've been putting in along with a kind crew member for another runner who volunteered to pace me over the last 5 laps pulled me through to a better than expected finish. Nutrition and hydration went much better than at NC 24. I stuck with water, coke, and ginger ale along with mostly sweet snacks like cinnamon rolls and pumpkin pie. I never got that bloated or full feeling that I had at NC 24 and felt good almost the entire time aside from the leg fatigue.

     

    My primary physician had sent me to a nephrologist shortly before the race because of high potassium levels. He advised avoiding sports drinks and high potassium foods like oranges and bananas. With my hands getting puffy and stiff early (pre-race dehydration?), I also avoided salty snacks at the advice of some of the aid station volunteers. Since I felt okay at the end aside from being tire, I guess that worked well for me.

     

    Thanks for all the advice I've gotten here that I've tried to apply, though not always successfully.

    2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

    Chantilly75


    It's always something...

      Congratulations on your 12 hr.!  I really liked your race report!

      Somewhat concerned about your high potassium levels…are you on any medication which could interfere with the kidneys' ability to excrete potassium?  (like blood pressure, heart, gout or arthritis pills?)

      But you felt good, so what you ate was ok in the race?

      As far as your lack of long raining runs, one tip would be, I usually try to get out and run 3 times a day for a 24 hr. race, rather than doing 5 hours all at once.  But I am no expert, just know what my body can handle in training.

       "I got nothing to do and all day to do it"  Styx

       

       

       


      Muddling through

        Congratulations on your 12 hr.!  I really liked your race report!

        Somewhat concerned about your high potassium levels…are you on any medication which could interfere with the kidneys' ability to excrete potassium?  (like blood pressure, heart, gout or arthritis pills?)

        But you felt good, so what you ate was ok in the race?

        As far as your lack of long raining runs, one tip would be, I usually try to get out and run 3 times a day for a 24 hr. race, rather than doing 5 hours all at once.  But I am no expert, just know what my body can handle in training.

        Not on any medications. This is something that just surfaced late last year, so we're still investigating possible causes. It was high, 5.9 in Dec., but a retest showed it normal at 4.3 in mid-January. So far neither my primary care doctor nor my nephrologist has suggested not running, just avoiding high potassium foods and sports drinks.

        2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


        A Sweetheart

          It's been a week, and they are keeping the 24 Hour results top secret. Or I'm too dumb to find them. This is always a possibility, but if they aren't on their website, FB, or ultrasignup...

          I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

            Nice job George, way to stick with it, congratulations!


            Muddling through

              Here's the 24-hour results that were sent to finishers via email:

               

              24 H

               

              Place

              Name

              Age

              Gender

              Bib

              Laps

              Distance

              Last Lap

              Total Distance

               

              1

              Steve Fry

              56

              M

              80

              53

              126.19

              1.95

              128.14

              1st Male

              2

              Jesse Sjoberg

              41

              M

              53

              49

              116.67

              0.43

              117.10

              2nd Male

              3

              Michael Miller

              51

              M

              74

              47

              111.91

              0.03

              111.94

              3rd Male

              4

              Marshall Brown

              59

              M

              255

              39

              92.86

              0.00

              92.86

               

              5

              Pete Aronson

              42

              M

              1

              36

              85.72

              0.00

              85.72

               

              6

              David Campbell

              58

              M

              9

              36

              85.72

              0.00

              85.72

               

              7

              Heather Rothmeyer

              40

              F

              121

              35

              83.34

              0.00

              83.34

              1st Female

              8

              Alicia Lucatero

              24

              F

              32

              35

              83.34

              0.00

              83.34

               

              9

              Cody Logan

              19

              M

              30

              34

              80.95

              0.00

              80.95

               

              10

              Jill Hudson

              52

              F

              27

              34

              80.95

              0.00

              80.95

               

              11

              Andrew Barry

              33

              M

              83

              34

              80.95

              0.00

              80.95

               

              12

              Marie Boyd

              65

              F

              7

              34

              80.95

              0.00

              80.95

               

              13

              Charlie Thompson

              30

              M

              69

              33

              78.57

              1.10

              79.67

               

              14

              Nathan Merithew

              39

              M

              38

              32

              76.19

              0.00

              76.19

               

              15

              Michael Condella

              26

              M

              82

              32

              76.19

              0.00

              76.19

               

              16

              Terrie Wurzbacher

              78

              F

              64

              32

              76.19

              0.00

              76.19

               

              17

              Chris Zweifel

              46

              F

              66

              28

              66.67

              0.00

              66.67

               

              18

              Raymond Wang

              46

              M

              60

              28

              66.67

              0.00

              66.67

               

              19

              Lisa Diamond

              34

              F

              123

              27

              64.29

              0.00

              64.29

              2nd Female

              20

              Marilou Russell

              52

              F

              72

              26

              61.91

              0.00

              61.91

              3rd Female

              21

              Tom Taylor

              59

              M

              70

              24

              57.14

              0.00

              57.14

               

              22

              Angela Gohlke

              39

              F

              266

              22

              52.38

              0.00

              52.38

               

              23

              A.J. Mesalic

              43

              M

              94

              22

              52.38

              0.40

              52.78

               

              24

              Corina Smith

              48

              F

              54

              21

              50.00

              0.00

              50.0

              2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


              A Sweetheart

                Thanks wc!  (And good job with the 12 hour. Those are fun.)

                I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart