Someone thought we should do a LV run on 5/14 and it come together nicely. The runners were D-Ray, Weezy, Mark (Biz-Mark-E), Dan, Doug, Psyche, Charles the rappin pirate, and Nick.
Most of us met at Whitewater Falls (the finish) and drove to the Laurel Valley Parking area (the start).
I always enjoy seeing the Laurel Valley Rd. sign. You know you are about to have your world rocked, but for some reason you just forget how much! This is the official race course of Claude Sinclair's Laurel Valley Whitewater Race and several of us were looking to fine tune ourselves in preparation for the real race in August.
So here the four of us go up the final gravel drive to the start of the run.
We agreed to our first water stop at Rock Creek - about 9 miles in. The fun & games still continue....
The four of us were still on our "A" game as we headed towards Lake Jocassee. I was still feeling that we may have pushed the pace too hard and I knew that we would soon find out as the course was about to get much tougher. Mark and Wayne were blazing through the flats and downhills - it was tough to keep up.
Nutrition during my running has been on my mind lately. I thought that I could choke down about 400 calories/hour by taking in gels and perpetuem solid chews. I found that I was able to get down about 200-250 calories/hour instead. I took 1 Scap/hour as well. This plan worked great for me - I especially like E-Gels.