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Discussion: Congratulations! :)

in: 'Bent; 'Bent > 2021-08-21

Aug 24, 2021 4:22 PM # 
Bash:
I have to admit that I was really worried about your stomach - as evidenced by the fact that I met you after each loop and asked if you had thrown up yet, lol. That weather was the absolute worst for anyone who normally gets tummy trouble with exertion. Given that two of your good friends had issues, it seems that your pace, nutrition and self care were key to your success. It must feel good to know that you *can* manage your body in those conditions because you've always wondered if it was even possible.

You were 19th of 61 teams overall over the two days - congrats!

Pre-race at your well-equipped team TA.



Starting in the heat. Tarno wearing hot pants.



End of the trek - all looking cheerful!



Starting 2nd leg paddle.



Ending 2nd leg paddle. When I first glanced at this photo, I thought your team was eagerly checking the clipboard to see whether you could catch the next team ahead. But it turns out your teammates were enthusiastically sorting through a box of Hallowe'en candy. :)



Finish Line!



Possibly the most genuine smile I've ever seen on your face at the end of an overnight race.

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Aug 24, 2021 4:49 PM # 
Hammer:
Congrats ‘Bent! extremely tough conditions so good on you for keeping all that food down! Way to rock those portages
Aug 24, 2021 5:10 PM # 
'Bent:
Kept the pace dialed back in the heat, and my team was fine with that even though we could have gone faster. Tarno is immune to heat and probably drank 4L, with tons of pee breaks. I think I slugged 12L total- I just can't get any more down in 22 hours while racing- and barely had to pee once or twice. Probably drank 5L more post race.

My eyes were a bit of a liability unfortunately, and the team was very patient with that.
Aug 24, 2021 11:22 PM # 
baloney:
Wooohoooooooo! A blast to follow your team's steady progress along the course. Congrats again!!!!
Aug 25, 2021 11:18 AM # 
'Bent:
As for the portages- I’m glad I suffered through a few 1km training jogs with my whitewater boat on hot days- it helped.

In hindsight I wish we’d swam more shortcuts rather than longer hot bushwhacks around. Once Tarno tried the swim he realized how much easier it was in warm water, but swimming all the way down the last lake to 3 would have been too much.
Aug 27, 2021 4:47 PM # 
Carbons Offset:
Great work in tough conditions!

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