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Leadville 100 Race Report: Start to May Queen: Mile 0 – 13.5

As the race started, I switched my original race plan from starting out slow (which I found to work very well at Inks Lake) to pushing myself to get to Windfield in less than 12 hours.
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The results speak for themselves (thank you Ken and Jason). I ran with Muz, Ken, Paul and Jason out to the lake. I felt great. The idea if you read Muz (it was really good but it was deleted) and Anton’s race reports is to not go out to hard or anaerobic. I realized during the run down to the lake was that I had NO IDEA how to gauge whether I was aerobic, anaerobic or not breathing. So, I just ran with adrenaline. I did my first FlipHD video update on the trail. My goal was to get to the first aid station in 2:15 but I arrived on the road just short of May Queen in 2 hours. I waited outside an outhouse for a few minutes to drop the kids off at the pool and finally got my turn. Then a runner behind me yelled at me to hurry up. So much for the desitin. As I ran into the aid station,

I shot video of the crews, fans and overall atmosphere. I asked my crew not to meet me until Fish Hatchery. Damn, this was a cool race, awesome experience and I was not going to miss a single step.  I quickly moved through the aid station and drank a coke. It looked good. This turned out to be a bad idea.