Sunday, July 15, 2012

Psycho Summer 50K

Yesterday was the Psycho Summer 50K at the Wyandotte County Lake Park in Kansas City, KS. After attending the Royals game on Friday night with Sarah and baby and staying in a nearby hotel, the 50K starts at 8am on Saturday morning, which is great for sleep, but bad for heat! But I think that's part of the idea of "Psycho Summer"...

The temperature hit 100, or close to it in the afternoon. It was hot, but mostly shaded so it could have been worse. I didn't get sick or too dehydrated. I think there were a lot of other runners who the heat got the better of them and they had to drop down to 20 or droped out altogether. I was just happy to finish.

After completing the first loop the second two loops were mentally much easier because I knew the distances to aid stations and knew how to mentally attack each section. I ran with a pack of 3 most of the first loop but couldn't quite keep up the last two loops so mostly ran alone, which I enjoyed.
My official finish time was 7:59:16. I know that seems soooo slow with an average time of 15:28/mile but I must say this includes a lot of running and only walking the hills and most technical rock scramble sections. I completed the First Lap in 2:24:33, the second loop in 2:43:01, and the third and final loop in 2:51:40.

Previous finishes: 2008 Winter Version and 2008 Summer Version.