|Last year - Mile 43 - Boy did it get bad from here to the finish.|
My 2011 Bandera 100k Splits
1st 50k: 4:54
2nd 50k: 7:16
The brutal numbers above tell the story of my second half blow up. Most runners add an hour or so during the second loop. Not 2:22. My goal is to simply shave that 1:22 off and finish in sub-11 hours. I hope to have a good day and drop it even lower.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for this beast of a race. I've reviewed my race report and what I learned last year. Now it's time to put the adjustments into play and go have some fun.
The field is deeper this year than it has ever been with a bunch of CO guys & gals toeing the line. N Clark, D Mackey, D Bowman, J Schlarb, D James, T Olsen, Y Diboun, J Ricks, T Braje, L Howard, and D Africa are just a few of the name I recognize. It's too bad the course is two loops in the same direction as it would be fun to see these folks pass by at some point to witness how the race is shaking out.
I'm also looking forward to spending some time with my aunt, uncle & cousin after the race. If I get lucky my aunt will make the Texas shaped waffles again. And you can be sure I'll show a little restraint and take a picture of the delectable waffles first!