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In the 1 days ending Aug 29, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running1 11:24:44 36.22(18:54) 58.29(11:45) 3189
  Total1 11:24:44 36.22(18:54) 58.29(11:45) 3189

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Thursday Aug 29, 2019 #

Event: OCC
8 AM

Running 11:24:44 [3] 58.29 km (11:45 / km) +3189m 9:13 / km

OCC This was a tough one.

OCC 2019 from Richard Ehrlich on Vimeo.

At the start I was stuck in a very slow-moving washroom lineup (c’mon folks, more veggies and less cheese!) so I ended up starting well back.

Traffic was jammed, stop-and-go. I was feeling strong and moving up, despite taking it fairly easy. The big climbs felt easy, and legs were good. I was slugging back Infinit, and had some coke at Champex-lac.

At Trient I refilled my bladder. Given the heat I put more Infinit in for the electrolytes. I had a soft-flask of water to sip too.

Unfortunately my dreaded 6-hour stomach quit right on schedule and the wheels fell off. I couldn’t take more than a couple of sips of the Infinit, and my water flask ran dry pretty soon. We did cross some nice streams- wish I had a filter!

At Vallorcine I finally got some water, and barely kept it down. I lay down in the medic tent for a while, puked a few times, but finally I could keep down some coke and a bite of watermelon, so I headed out. I dialed it back to a brisk hike with some light downhill trotting, but still couldn’t keep anything but water down. The last major climb up to La Flegere was basically a blur of nausea. I took a break there but couldn’t keep a single sip of coke down. Ugh.

I managed to shuffle-jog back down to town, and got a burst of energy from Mari and Ewan (and Lee, Phats and Bash) cheering me on to the finish.

I was toast from running 5.5 hours on zero calories.
It was still spectacular scenery and an amazing race in many aspects.

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