The race begins with a climb up Pickett Mountain and a quick run down. At around mile 11 you come to the first aid station at Camp Moran (also the start of the race). I was feeling good at Mile 11, filled up my Nathan Hydration Pack and off I went, thinking, Okay, I am 1/3 of the way done!
Smiling as I come into the first Aid Station at mile 11 (above), wearing my hydration pack
Marina and family greet me at Mile 11. Filled up my pack with Nuun electrolyte water, which I used the entire race. I went through 4 packs (2 liters per pack) of water throughout the 31+ miles. I also brought my lightweight jacket, which I never needed, oops.