Breck 100 Report

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This is long over due, but I though I put in a few words about my first attempt at the Breck 100.   First of all, a great race, well organized and staffed.  The 6am start was a little tough, but after we got rolling, everything was fine.

I ended up 19th overall, and 6th in my age group, in 10:10hr.

The race went as planed for me.  I had expected to finish in 10hrs, and  had set out for a pace of 9.5mph avg speed, in my zone 3 HR.    On the climbs, HR moved in to low zone 4, which I was still able to maintain through out the race.

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After each loop, I had fresh water and restocked fuel with Gel, Heed and Perpetuem, enough for the complete lap with out stopping.   However, after 8 hours, and at the top of Boreas Pass Road, I did stop for some real food.  I had a couple of bananas and some fig newtons.

[singlepic id=91 w=320 h=240 float=right] By the end, I felt better then I had expected, but still tired as you can imagine.    I’m hoping to do this again next year and get under 10hrs.

Posted in Race Reports.

cwilhelm

Head Coach for mtbcoach.com. USAC Certified Cycling Coach.

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