Describe your race day.
Beautiful location! I felt great. I understand the need for the wave start, and it was fine except for the energy at the start was a lot more subdued with a smaller group and more low-key starting line. Still, the Revel enthusiasm was contagious. Our bus dropped us off at a strange place and we had to walk a ways to the waiting area, so maybe the buses need a bit more instruction. My biggest hangup was the aid stations - I didn't bring along food for the race knowing that there would be awesome aid stations along the way. There was one with orange slices and I think bananas and I didn't take any there as I was not quite ready and was sure that if there were these things available at one station they'd be at others. I never did see any fruit again. I'm not sure if they ran out (I was in the last wave) or if that was the plan but I'd say definitely make fruit available at multiple aid stations. I completely ran out of energy by the end. I was ok with the open course for the most part. There were times that I got hit with truck exhaust and that was unpleasant, but overall it was great. I loved the finish line at the trout farm, what a cool place. This race was a blast!