We made it to the transition and Jeremy’s stomach threatened revolt. We grabbed water and switched gears onto our bikes. Two minutes on the bike and Jeremy’s stomach launched its first attack. He projectiled whilst pedaling down the descent as the sun slipped behind the trees. Good thing Jeremy is a rock solid adventure racer; he got right back on his bike, as if nothing had happened! The next few hours were tough. The darkness descended, increasing our need for precision in navigating. I was worried about how the nighttime would go, but with headlamps, the trails weren’t too tough to ride. We hit a low point while searching some re-entrants for a point that continually eluded us. After searching for 30 minutes or so, we had to turn back. The powerline trail that we took had really low hanging trees that made it tough to ride without getting smacked by branches. Morale felt pretty low at this point, we had to leave a bunch of points un-punched, which came as a stark contrast to our performance in Section 1.
We rolled back into transition around midnight and agreed to take a short break. I felt wide-awake despite the time, but managed to sleep for 15 minutes. I was scared that I would wake up groggy and not be able to snap back into action, but I had no trouble getting my head back into the race. chaussures asics pas cher The remainder of the race consisted of a 35+ mile bike ride back to the finish line with 3 mandatory points along the way. There wasn’t a single flat the whole ride, just uphills and downhills. We ticked off the hours going off the map to take a short cut, shaving off some time and hopefully some miles too. Nike Air Max 2017 Dames wit We turned onto a dirt road as the sun started rising and cruised this insane several-mile downhill. mochilas fjallraven kanken oferta All that down was matched by crazy steep uphills that went on for just as long as the downhill. I dug deeper into my reserves than I thought possible and powered up the jeep roads feeling the buzz of the finish line. We cruised over the finish line at 8:08 with just under an hour to spare. Finishing this race felt incredible—everything I never could have expected. The first 12 hours was significantly tougher than the second 12 hours. The eating and drinking was very successful, I never felt dehydrated or close to bonking.