24 Hours of Adrenaline – Lap 4

Lap 4 is down, and I am done for the race I think. It was my best lap too. Somewhere around 1:10 I think. Maybe even my fastest lap, not sure. No problems with the course, although it did feel very slow. The mud was thick and deep. It had the consistency of wet cement in many places. I got lots of mud in my eyes too.

Getting out of bed for this lap was pretty difficult too. I got to bed right after my last post, and had my alarm set for 6:15. Yeesh. Not very much sleep.

My nutrition and hydration throughout the race had been pretty good I think. Each lap my legs have felt pretty fresh and strong. Overall I am very, very happy with my performance in the race. I wished I could have done a sub hour lap, but with all the rain, I don’t think that would have been possible.

Now that I am dry and clean, I think I will make my way to the start finish line to watch the end of the race.

24 Hours of Adrenaline – Lap 2

Lap 2 is done now, I have showered, eaten, and feel better. No problems on the lap, but I did end up walking most of the big uphill before the finish. My legs felt like they had no power in them at all. Rather strange actually.

Right after I handed off the baton to Mike, my left leg cramped up right in my thigh, close to the knee. Very strange. I’m not normally the cramping kind. Also I was starving before the end of my lap.

So far today I had consumed 2 powerades, 2 cliff bars, 2 large sandwiches, a muffin, some fruit, some nuts, and a bagel with peanut butter and banana. I have only done two laps.

As I write this it is quite dark outside, so my next lap will be with lights. I’m going to try and get a little sleep before my next lap. My clothes are in the washer, and Sox will get them in the dryer for me too.

Not sure if I wil recap lap 3 when I complete it. I probably won’t start it until 11:30 or so. At least the rain seems to have let up. The forecast was for 2-4 mm, but it pretty much rained non stop for 4 hours. Yeesh.

24 Hours of Adrenaline – Lap 1

Lap 1 of the 24 Hours of Adrenaline has come and gone. I was chosen to be the lead rider. The choice came down to who would hurt themselves least by doing the run. That was me.

Lap 1 was a little slow, but there were some major traffic jams in the singletrack and trees. The double track is smooth and fast with a couple turns to keep you on your toes.

No real problems for me on my lap other than the slowness. The next few laps will be crucial though. I rode all the sections I wanted to, but had a little trouble keeping my heart rate down. I rode some sections I had planned to walk, and walked some I had planned to ride (roots plus hardtail plus lots of riders = bumpy).

Recovery is in order now. That and getting warm. Shower, hot coffe, water, powerade, food (not in that order).