Virgil Crest 50-Miler (Before – Part II)


The Virgil Crest 50-Miler is less than 48 hours away! I have just a couple of short runs left and my preparation will be complete.

On race morning, I will be getting up around 3:00am and I’ll be leaving for the race around 4:00am. It will take me about an hour to get there. The race starts at 6:00am.

My gear includes:

  • Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest 2.0
  • Bia GPS Sport Watch with SOS Alert (full review next week)
  • My Shoes: Inov-8 Roclite 282 GTX
  • Hüma Energy Gels
  • Infinit Energy Drinks
  • A Black Diamond Storm Headlamp

    Back in June, at the Cayuga Trails 50, I think I went out a little too fast (especially considering it was my first 50-miler). I plan on being more conservative on Saturday. This will be my first time racing with a headlamp, and I’d prefer not to fall as many times as I did at Cayuga Trails. There are several people racing who are about the same speed as me, and I think it should make for a good time. I’m bib # 245.

    I don’t think there is much else – um, here goes nothing!! I will be back on Sunday with results and a recap.

    Have a great weekend!!

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    11 Responses to Virgil Crest 50-Miler (Before – Part II)

    1. Good luck! I hate getting up pre-dawn for a race. Several friends run Ultras of various distances, not sure it’s for me.
      Cheers – Andy

    2. charissarunning says:

      Good luck! Wishing you the best for your race!

    3. Good luck this weekend!!! I’ll be hitting the Pisgah Mountain trail races this weekend, should be fun!

    4. Maria Mintz says:

      Good luck, Jason!!!! May you do as well as in your recent 50K!

    5. lljkline says:

      1) Good luck!
      2) excellent shoe choice 🙂
      3) I’m looking forward to your report on the Bia GPS watch

      Go get ’em!

    6. katehouse89 says:

      Good luck!!! Can’t wait to read all about the race 😀

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