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Golden Gate 50k Trail Run Report (Read 224 times)


Cat in a Pot

    Completed the Golden Gate 50k Trail Run this past weekend and put together a report.  It's extra, extra long, so be prepared to devote an hour or two if you choose to read it.  Used a bit of a different writing style this time.  Wish I was better at writing, 'cause I do love to do it.  Anyway, here it is: http://fatozzig.blogspot.com/

    Leslie
    Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain
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    2014: May - MDW 70-Miles (w/Trail Factor 50k) - Cascade Crest, WA/Astoria, OR/Portland, OR

    June 7 - Grasshopper Peak Redwoods Run 30k - Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA

    July 12 - Mt. Hood 50 - Mt. Hood, OR

    Oct 11 - Firetrails 50 - Lake Chabot, CA


    "The farther you go outside, the farther you go inside." (Unknown)
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      Congratulations Leslie that was a good read.  What a tough race.  I'm trying to make a point of thanking the aid station workers also, they are so hepful at these races. Especially on ones where it seems that you're the only one out there.  I do a ton of training on my own but actually felt lonely during my failed 50 mile attempt a few weeks ago.

        I like the immediacy of your present-tense writing. Thanks for the inspiring report; it sounds like a beautiful race, even in the rain.

        Speed my steps along your path, according to your will.


        Cat in a Pot

          Thanks, guys.  Appreciate the comments.

           

          Steve - I think the loneliest time is knowing you're the last one in a race and there's nobody around.  You're right, it's not the same as training alone.  I'm sorry you DNF'd at your 50-miler, but you did a hell of a lot more that day than most people.  You may not have finished, but at least you started.  Next time . . . .

           

          Carl - If you ever get a chance to run the Marin Headlands, it's an amazingly beautiful place.  I highly recommend it.  Tough, but beautiful.

           

          Again, thanks for your comments -

          Leslie
          Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain
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          2014: May - MDW 70-Miles (w/Trail Factor 50k) - Cascade Crest, WA/Astoria, OR/Portland, OR

          June 7 - Grasshopper Peak Redwoods Run 30k - Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA

          July 12 - Mt. Hood 50 - Mt. Hood, OR

          Oct 11 - Firetrails 50 - Lake Chabot, CA


          "The farther you go outside, the farther you go inside." (Unknown)
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          Trail Runner Nation

          Fatozzig's Place