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Bideford Bay 50k

The Bideford Bay 50k was very much a training run for me rather than a race.  My goals were to be able to complete the race and yet still have a fast turn around recovery and hit the trails again.  To anable this I had to run sub regular race speed and to consider my race nutrition carefully.  Basically I ran to a pace which was below fatigue enducing and at any point in which I felt lactate start to build in my legs, I would knock the pace back.  I had to use salt caps a few times so I suspect at points I ran a bit too fast but in general this was a successful attempt.  I finished the race feeling well within my capabilities and was more than capable of running that evening.  I found that using Torq race nutrition and recovery helped greatly and did not give me any stomach problems.  Onwards and upwards!