Ok, so it's been 3 months since the last post but I had promised to divulge the details of my race in regards to gear, food, footwear and clothing. This is that post.
The easiest way to do this is in a list form, which I will follow with details about when/how used. Since this race is largely self-supported I carried quite a bit with me from mile 12 on.
2 handheld bottles: nike, amphipod - used both for the first 12 miles
Salomon skin set 10+3 pack: carried from mile 12-100 - pack contents follow
-3 20oz. bike bottles
-minimal first aid kit: random bandages, space blanket, tweezers, pocket knife, antihistamine, ib, tylenol, spare contacts, tape
-mtn hardwear long sleeve t
-nike run gloves
-nike liner hat
-spare socks: feetures
-black diamond spot headlamp
-2 AAA batterries
-silk weight long john bottoms
-Montbell wind/rain jacket and pant (8oz. total weight)
Suunto Ambit watch
Garmin 405 watch (back-up picked up at mile 50)
Hoka One One Mafate: wore the entire race
Hoka One One Bondi B: backup at mile 88, didn't use
Feetures Elite light cushion/low cut socks: brand new at race start, only wore one pair but had a backup in the pack
Clothing: (I changed shorts, shirt, and visor at mile 50)
2 pair nike running shorts
2 adidas sleeveless running shirts
2 headsweats visors
Salomon s-lab calf sleeves
Hammer Nutrition Perpetuem mixed in a 12 hour concentration, carried in a 20oz. bottle, Caffe Latte flavor
Hammer Nutrition Gels: orange in a 5 serving bottle, chocolate, espresso, raspberry - 1 per hour -OR-
Hammer Nutrition Bars: oatmeal raisin, cashew/choc chip - half bar per hour -OR-
Snickers bars - half per hour
PB&J sandwiches - as needed (only had one per 50 mile segment)
Salt Stick tablets: 1 every hour, tapered off at the end, which was a mistake
flat Coke: mile 88
food eaten at aid stations: salted potatoes, peanut m&m's, banana, payday candy bar
I think that's everything. I had no major blisters or chafing (except, weirdly, on my bum), and no digestive issues other than a short bout of mild nausea after mile 50 that was either from the potato or bouncing light on the trail. Everything gearwise went well. Don't think I would change anything except having a usb battery charger pack to recharge my Suunto on the trail, and if there were more climbing I would have brought my Black Diamond Z-poles.
Food wise I needed to get more salts in during the later stages of the race. I started peeing a lot, like every hour, during the last several hours of the race. At the time I thought this was a good sign that I was hydrated but in talking with a nutritionist later I discovered that it was bc of an imbalance of salts. I should have kept up on the salt tablets and also supplemented with some sort of electrolyte replacement drink every so often.
All in all though it was a highly successful 100 mile race and I wouldn't change much in terms of gear, clothing, and food.
Please comment with any questions you might have. Thanks.