This was a train-through B race, no taper for this race. Goal was to nail nutrition, hydration, and pacing for HIM coming up in 3 weeks. I was camping with the kids for the whole week before the race, fitting in some lake swims, trail runs, etc.. Got home at 8:30 at night from camping, threw my gear in the car and left for the race by 4:00 in the morning. Oh yeah, had to kill a chicken at 3:00 am that the raccoons had gotten to. So much excitement in one day! Felt a little scattered by all of this and left my water bottles with Accelerade at home.