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Ironman ArizonaNovember 16th, 2014
The big day is here.

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After agreeing to be on a team to run an 8 hour endurance race, we began to prepare.  None of us had ever done anything quite like it. Don’t get me wrong, Danielle and Sarah have done their fair share of races,  Ironman,  marathons,  triathlons etc. ..
But nothing like this. So we sat down and came up with a crazy list of food, drinks and gear we might need.
This is what my list looked like before walking out the door on race day.   As
you can see,  I checked it 2-3 times and used different colored pen to make sure I didn’t forget something.
Looking back, I used less than half of the things on my list. We were very concerned with eating and drinking, and how would that go? ?  The day of the race was so hot, the heat index was 110, so clearly, eating was really not something that sounded good and really only water and a few sodas were all we needed.
I’m glad we were over prepared this year. Next year we will win, again..and be less stressed by the unknown!
I have actually put together a list of what we need so next year all we will need to do is reference it.
What was your first unknown race prep like?  What did you learn? 

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