|Most of us made the group picture!|
Date: July 29th, 2017
Finish Time: 12 hours
Distance: 41.44 miles
Overall Total Climb: 392 ft
Elevation gain: 0 ft
|Start line with RD Dawn|
"Whether you’re looking to complete your first 50k or 50 mile distance or looking to set a pr, this is the race for you. At the River to Sea 6/12 Hour Race you will have a completely flat, shaded, non technical trail to put in your miles. We will offer a fully stocked aid station , manned with experienced volunteers, to keep you moving. River to Sea 6/12 Hour Race is put on by RD, Dawn Lisenby, who has 9 years experience conducting ultras, and 12 years coaching and running races. Our race is put on in an old school way where we care about our runners, as we want to make sure you not only have a smooth race but enjoyable time in the process."
|Ready... Set... Go!!|
Race day temperature was 99 degrees with real feel temps in the 105-110 range. In true Florida fashion we had "blue skies for days". Fortunately this course was 75% shaded which was a beautiful thing. We ran between the ocean and intracoastal which also provided a lot of nice breeze most of the day. We took off and I used my run/walk strategy from the get-go. Taking it easy I ran with people chatting about anything and everything. By 10 am (3 hours in) it was really getting HOT. Everyone was starting to suffer and there was a lot of misery on the course over the next few hours. I stayed positive and encouraged everyone as much as I could. Did great at staying on top of my fuel and hydration (which is ALWAYS a challenge for me). I ate almost as many calories during this race as I did over the course of my entire 100 miles 😆 Geez! I learned so much from that race!
|Beautiful shaded trail|
|Omg it is SO hot and miserable|
|Our amazing little tent area |
and some of our support crew
|The starting of the flooded trail|
|So. Much. Rain!|
|Jason and I in the DOWNPOUR of rain|
41.44 miles and still SMILING
|These two were so much fun on course, so|
grateful I got to run for 12 hours with them!
|This girl powered through and |
achieved over 50 miles hitting
her goals she had set!
|I want ALL THE FOOD|
|Me and my baby running "melt my heart"|
|My Wiivvs and Altras<3 nbsp="" td="">3>|