Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon

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JellyFish


    Yeah...this would be a big deal for me. I don't think I have ever....EVER raced w/out a watch. Like ever since High School XC. Not one race. EVER. But I'm thinking about it. It would be a big step for me. To run by feel.....hmmmmm
    wow that would be a big step!


    Was it all a dream?

      I'm actually thinking about leaving the watch at home for this one....could be interesting.
      Don't do it. The weight difference will completely throw off your stride. Wink Hmmm, adding somewhere between 5 and 30 minutes... you guys are starting to get me a bit worried about those hills...

      I'm in the business of misery...

        Yeah...this would be a big deal for me. I don't think I have ever....EVER raced w/out a watch. Like ever since High School XC. Not one race. EVER. But I'm thinking about it. It would be a big step for me. To run by feel.....hmmmmm
        Go for it.


        A Dance with Monkeys

          Hmmm, adding somewhere between 5 and 30 minutes... you guys are starting to get me a bit worried about those hills...
          Your goal?
            Ben, I'd say that the hills are worth about 20s per mile; if you're in pace to run 6:00's, I'd start out with 6:30's and go from there.


            Was it all a dream?

              Your goal?
              I was hoping to go fast enough to keep MJ and Jscovill from disappearing over the next hill... Wink
              Ben, I'd say that the hills are worth about 20s per mile; if you're in pace to run 6:00's, I'd start out with 6:30's and go from there.
              Good advice. This will likely be my toughest marathon to date, so planning on being a bit conservative seems like a good idea. Definitely a "run by feel" race.

              I'm in the business of misery...

                Plus, one thing to note is because of the way the course is set up, the second half has more downhills than the first half. My first monkey (the one I ran well) I ran a huge negative split: 6:45's on the front half, 6:20's on the back half. If you can make it to the top of the hill at 19 feeling strong, you've got it in the bag.


                Was it all a dream?

                  Plus, one thing to note is because of the way the course is set up, the second half has more downhills than the first half. My first monkey (the one I ran well) I ran a huge negative split: 6:45's on the front half, 6:20's on the back half. If you can make it to the top of the hill at 19 feeling strong, you've got it in the bag.
                  Good to know.

                  I'm in the business of misery...


                  Broken

                    Go for it.
                    Easier said than done my friend. The watch...it's an addiction!

                    Thunder smash!

                      If you can make it to the top of the hill at 19 feeling strong, you've got it in the bag.
                      That is more true in the Monkey than any other marathon I've ever run. Somehow, I always think of the course as being downhill (ha. hah ha. heh.) from that point to the finish. Obviously, it's not, but for some reason that's the sense I always have.
                        Yeah, watch out for the hill by the golf course. It's steep. And then it goes on. And on. But by that point, if you've got a good one going, it'll hurt but you'll survive.
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