Review of Om Die Dam - 12 March 2016

Sport Race
Event Om Die Dam
Date 12 March 2016
Where Hartbeespoort Dam, South Africa
Distance 50 Km
Finishing Time 05:05:34
Race Number 3851
Result 764/2913
Top % 26%
Pace 6:07 m/km
Speed 9.82 km/h
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My experience at the event:

I've done few 50km in the past.

But never one where I felt so good from start to finish like this one. Even if my time was only 2 minutes faster than last year (and still some time off my personal record), I know I could have finished at least 15 minutes earlier, if, after finding Andy struggling, and vomiting (after a strong first 30km) with 15km to go, I did not decide to try to help him for 6/7 km so he could finish as well. But it doesn't matter, for 50km I tried to avoid looking at the watch and only tried to listen to my playlist and enjoy the beautiful surrounding of the race. 

For once I did not push myself at the start, during the easy part, and I managed to never walk on the hills when running by myself. My last 5km (trying to reach an improbably under-5 hours time) were done at crazy speed, but my legs stayed with me until the end.

It was overall a great run, probably my best in a long time.

Analysis  of the race here:

Some pictures here:

Om Die Dam 50km Ultra 2016
On the hills

Om Die Dam 50km Ultra 2016
Looking good

Om Die Dam 50km Ultra 2016

Om Die Dam 50km Ultra 2016

Medal and beers

Om Die Dam 50km Ultra 2016
With Andy

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