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Short Race Recap:
I raced the Golden Goose with Julian Tonsmeire as my teammate on Sunday, June 9th. Julian was strong; I was not. I had done a full-course dry-run of the Big Mountain AR course the day prior to test the course. With the full Saturday of fatigue, lack of eating a solid meal that evening after my dry run, dehydration due to not taking care of myself Saturday, I was sensitive to the heat and puny for the entire training day on Sunday.
The Golden Goose was a fun course, and Ryan did a great job of course design. The race started on foot in some steep, fun trails. Then we came back, jumped on the bikes and biked in Red Rocks, and East of that. Great trails. Julian made some great nav calls which saved some time and fatigue on the tail end of the race and we got to enjoy Dinosaur Ridge all the way back to the race finish.
Things I learned:
- I need to make sure to eat a lot of good food following a big day if I need to fully recover for the following day. If I haven't topped off the reserves the day prior, I start behind on calories and I can't get caught up.
-I am sensitive to dehydration/heat if not taking care of myself as I would normally.