I am running the Glacier Ridge 50K Ultra, an actual race, with a bib number, aid stations, and a finish line this weekend.
This race is just a training run for MMT. I will be carrying a little more than I need to for a 50K race, as I want to train like I will race for MMT.
Calorie pictures are quite different for a self supported 50K vs a regular 50K race.
|9 hour self supported 50K fuel|
No, I didn’t actually eat all this for that 50K!
|Seven hours or less 50K race|
I will start the race with 400 calories of maltodextrin in my handheld. I believe I may carry one of the EFS (400 calories) with me.
Goal time for the race: 1) finish sub 8. When I ran this in 2011, I ran an 8.06. 2) finish sub 7. Can I do this? I have no idea. I should be able to. That is the plan.
So, if I run 7 hours, I need 200 calories X 7= 1400 calories.
Start the race off with a belly full of food. I might drink half a Boost right before the race starts. I will use a Boost a few times during MMT. I drank one right before my 17 mile Mohican run Saturday, and it sat well in my stomach. Or maybe I will eat a peppermint patty or two. Anyways, I plan on getting 200 calories or so right before race starts.
1400 calories minus 400 MD- minus 400 EFS shot=600 calories minus200 calories from pre race breakfast, so 400 calories to glean off an AS.
Do I need all this for a 50K? Not really. But it’s all practice calories, practice eating for the longer race. Time is getting short, need to have the dress rehearsals for the big show!