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under a rock

    Welcome to the group new people!

     

    Morgana, I did thrills in the hills a few years ago. It was nice but a little crowded at the start. My friend and I considered Mystery Mtn for our first marathon a few years ago but decided on a trail marathon closer to home and less mountainous. I'll be interested to hear your experience.

     Goals: 1)Get my IT Band to cooperate 2) Run lots of trails. 3) Get my back to cooperate.

    MorganaRuns


    Slower than you

      Hi BatGirl! 

       

       

      Well, there's the Scenic City Trail Marathon in Chattanooga, that's a nice one. And the Twisted Ankle in Summerville which is also tough, especially if it's hot. Both of them are in May. 

      I've volunteered as the race photographer at MMM the last two years, I hope to see you there next year!

       

      Thanks for the tip! I'll look those up and decide. MMM is a serious challenge, but I need that to actually get off my ass and really train.

      BTW: what kind of "perfesser"" are you?

      "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man" - The Dude

       

      Upcoming races: AthHalf: 10/20

      MorganaRuns


      Slower than you

        Welcome to the group new people!

         

        Morgana, I did thrills in the hills a few years ago. It was nice but a little crowded at the start. My friend and I considered Mystery Mtn for our first marathon a few years ago but decided on a trail marathon closer to home and less mountainous. I'll be interested to hear your experience.

         

        Hi there! Yeah, MMM seems very intimidating, but it is pretty close to home. I'm in Athens, GA. Which marathon did you end up doing instead of MMM?

        "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man" - The Dude

         

        Upcoming races: AthHalf: 10/20


        Imminent Catastrophe

           

           

          Thanks for the tip! I'll look those up and decide. MMM is a serious challenge, but I need that to actually get off my ass and really train.

          BTW: what kind of "perfesser"" are you?

           

          Heh, my username comes from this:

          The actor who played "The Professor" on the 1960s series Gilligan's Island has the same name as me. I got a lot of kidding when I was a kid (in the 1960s) but not so much any more, except from the occasional boomer. 

          The username "Professor" was taken so I chose "Perfesser", which is how The Skipper pronounced it. Then added an R to it so it would be unique.

          "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

           "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

          "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

           

          √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

          Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

          Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


          under a rock

            Hi there! Yeah, MMM seems very intimidating, but it is pretty close to home. I'm in Athens, GA. Which marathon did you end up doing instead of MMM?

             I did Medoc Marathon near Roanoke Rapids NC. Not much in the way of hills. Mystery Mtn may have been a better choice in the end since the elevation gain was closer to what we trained on. Medoc almost ended up being too flat since I was used to having plenty of uphill power hiking breaks during my training and there were very few hills that needed power hiking. I think the power hiking breaks would have saved my ITB a bit.

             

            I used to live in Athens, didn't go to school there, just work, but I have a soft spot for it since I met my hubby there at a dog park.

             Goals: 1)Get my IT Band to cooperate 2) Run lots of trails. 3) Get my back to cooperate.

            MorganaRuns


            Slower than you

              Heh, my username comes from this:

              The actor who played "The Professor" on the 1960s series Gilligan's Island has the same name as me. I got a lot of kidding when I was a kid (in the 1960s) but not so much any more, except from the occasional boomer. 

              The username "Professor" was taken so I chose "Perfesser", which is how The Skipper pronounced it. Then added an R to it so it would be unique.

               

              I loved that show when I was a kid and the professor in the show was the best kind - he was a little nerdy, but still cool.

               

              I'm going to lurk over in the Ultra Runners group until I've finally run that elusive marathon and can consider bigger and better things. Smile

              "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man" - The Dude

               

              Upcoming races: AthHalf: 10/20

              MorganaRuns


              Slower than you

                 I did Medoc Marathon near Roanoke Rapids NC. Not much in the way of hills. Mystery Mtn may have been a better choice in the end since the elevation gain was closer to what we trained on. Medoc almost ended up being too flat since I was used to having plenty of uphill power hiking breaks during my training and there were very few hills that needed power hiking. I think the power hiking breaks would have saved my ITB a bit.

                 

                I used to live in Athens, didn't go to school there, just work, but I have a soft spot for it since I met my hubby there at a dog park.

                 

                That's a cool story about meeting your husband in a dog park here in Athens! If you're ever back in Athens, let me know. Oh and I also appreciate hillier trails where I actually have an excuse to power walk up hills. Smile

                "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man" - The Dude

                 

                Upcoming races: AthHalf: 10/20


                under a rock

                  That's a cool story about meeting your husband in a dog park here in Athens! If you're ever back in Athens, let me know. Oh and I also appreciate hillier trails where I actually have an excuse to power walk up hills. Smile

                   I miss Athens sometimes, mostly for the food! I miss The Grit like crazy. I have the recipe book but it isn't the same as going there. If I had to move back to Georgia I'd have to pick Athens, close enough to the family in the ATL, but not too close, and lots of good eats, shopping, arts, dog parks, and the one friend I have there.

                   

                  Where do you go to do your trail runs around there?

                   Goals: 1)Get my IT Band to cooperate 2) Run lots of trails. 3) Get my back to cooperate.

                  MorganaRuns


                  Slower than you

                     I miss Athens sometimes, mostly for the food! I miss The Grit like crazy. I have the recipe book but it isn't the same as going there. If I had to move back to Georgia I'd have to pick Athens, close enough to the family in the ATL, but not too close, and lots of good eats, shopping, arts, dog parks, and the one friend I have there.

                     

                    Where do you go to do your trail runs around there?

                     

                    The Grit is awesome! It's one of my favorite restaurants, too, and there are quite a few good ones to choose from. My dog and I like going to the dog park and the trails around Lake Herrick. My trail runs are on Cook's Trail and at the State Botanical Gardens.

                    "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man" - The Dude

                     

                    Upcoming races: AthHalf: 10/20

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