I raised my dorsal, and ask for a black coffee with a small cake with chocolate chips - from the breakfast table offered by the organization - I don't "seen" anything hot until late!
Gray was the prime color with some rain too, we left after warnings of cautions about tracks conditions. For this reason speed was limited, the groupings emerging on water areas and/or lower areas, completely flooded, at 5km I started with the right ankle and from there it was up to the knees on both legs. On certain occasions my Grand Canyon CF SLX 29 went in my lap.
With stunning views (green landscapes, water lines, the track beside the river, through the pines...), till 1st supply zone for several times I had to put down my foots down, supporting the many slippages from 29 wheel on stone ground - the well size causes equal fall impression - fortunately without FALLS!!!
1st Supply, 1st measurement -192 mg/dL, however had already eaten a banana I took with me, I took some cereal bars, filled with water bottle my VITARGO ELETROLYTE, ate a cake slice and an 1/4 orange. The tracks wear dangerous, heavy, but with a positive feedback regarding technical areas vs 29er, but slipping wheel needed some respect!!!
I although not mentioned but I got lost several times, the night before rain vanish much of the whitewash track signals.
Without notice the routes separation I made the "wall" climbed accompanied to the turbines when suddenly the question arises: 35km or 65km? Tired already, was the clock who kept me going, were 11h:40min.
This 1st "competitive" marathon, this year was with a lot of rain, quite evident on tracks, some in the air, numerous water lines passages - interesting episode this - maybe at 55km I step by a couple who ate on they truck, who question me if I was going though there, I would be whole wet, plus the raining! I told them since morning, had undergone more than ten water lines and "ENJOY YOUR MEAL, I'll go for the same"!
Position: 9, the last from 65km track - 5:59:05pm