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Looking for something fun to do in December (Read 540 times)


Spring- wishful thinking

    Here's my race report from Hellgate 2011 if interested.  It's moderately long.

     

    http://www.extremeultrarunning.com/2011_hellgate/stories/joe_jameson.htm

     

    Joe, your race report is still inspiring reading the second time around.  Awesome performance in the race!  Are you doing it again this year?

     

    I wish there were more local winter ultras.  Weather in the midwest is not usually that bad.  Seems like if there are races, they are usually extreme like Arrowhead 135 or Frozen Otter 60M.  I might consider the Frozen Otter though if I am in better shape next winter.

    DoppleBock


      Tuscobia in Park Falls WI

       

      http://tuscobia.wordpress.com/

       

      If it happens this year?

       

      50k - 75 mile 150 mile

       

      But it can get really damn cold around that area.

      http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

      2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

       

      jjameson


        Joe, your race report is still inspiring reading the second time around.  Awesome performance in the race!  Are you doing it again this year?

         

        I wish there were more local winter ultras.  Weather in the midwest is not usually that bad.  Seems like if there are races, they are usually extreme like Arrowhead 135 or Frozen Otter 60M.  I might consider the Frozen Otter though if I am in better shape next winter.

         

        I'd love to do Hellgate again, but it's sort of hard to get to and too far to drive for a weekend.  With airline prices up, I'm not sure.  I'm signed up for JFK and my brother lives in Wash DC so I may do that for November.  I've been looking at Bandera 100K for something different in Texas.  Might do Glacial Age.

         

        If I stay healthy, thinking:

        Superior 50M

        Glacial 50K or 50M

        JFK 50

        Bandera 100K

         

        Tuscobia would be a last minute decision but I've been eyeing it since its' debut.

         

         

        DoppleBock


          I will be at Glacial - 50M

           

          If the 24 goes poorly in 2 weeks I will be doing something @ Superior - But more likely the 100M 

           

          I'd love to do Hellgate again, but it's sort of hard to get to and too far to drive for a weekend.  With airline prices up, I'm not sure.  I'm signed up for JFK and my brother lives in Wash DC so I may do that for November.  I've been looking at Bandera 100K for something different in Texas.  Might do Glacial Age.

           

          If I stay healthy, thinking:

          Superior 50M

          Glacial 50K or 50M

          JFK 50

          Bandera 100K

           

          Tuscobia would be a last minute decision but I've been eyeing it since its' debut.

          http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

          2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

           


          A Dance with Monkeys

            I say this or Lookout Mountain - TN seem possible so far. 

             

            Love this one, and may run it again every year for the rest of my life.

             

            Last year, the weather was actually perfect. Mid 40s most of the day, with loads of water down on the ground and in swollen creeks, but loads of sun in the sky. Very pretty. NOT flat, but lots of very runnable segments on reasonable single track most of the way. Love this race. And great organization! And there is even one place where you need to go up and then down a hill so steep you use a rope they have tied to trees.

             

            Website

             

            Couple of my pics:

             

             

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              Yeah, that water crossing looks fun.  The HUFF ones do not.

               

              Perhaps the facial expressions help.

               


              A Dance with Monkeys

                There is also this:

                 

                December

                12/16  Trent  Lookout Mountain 50 mi  Chattanooga

                 

                I'm sure Trent would be happy to arrange for some interesting weather.  Maybe it won't be heat, but a blizzard with -20 degree temps in TN.

                 

                High @ 60 degrees, in December.

                 

                Wow.


                Duke of the Internet

                  Maybe Desert Solstice - But I am not sure that is for fun.

                   

                  Trail running is fun ~ It has to be no later than 12/16 ~ Then it is downhill ski season (Family fun) until Mid-March.

                   

                  Hellgate - Sounds way to serious

                   

                  I want to do hellgate so bad.  I have loved the reviews of this race.  Plus running at night is the best!


                  Duke of the Internet

                    Pine Mountain 40 in Georgia Dec 2. Rocky and Rooty, and GUTS puts on a great race.

                     

                    I ran pine mountain last year.  What an awesome race!!  I would recommend this to anyone. 


                    A Dance with Monkeys

                      There is also this:

                       

                      December

                      12/16  Trent  Lookout Mountain 50 mi  Chattanooga

                       

                      I'm sure Trent would be happy to arrange for some interesting weather.  Maybe it won't be heat, but a blizzard with -20 degree temps in TN.

                       

                      Weather was great in the end, and I dropped over an hour off of last year's time, coming in under my goal: 11:47 Smile

                       

                      Course is still beautiful and still tough.


                      Spring- wishful thinking

                        Nice.  Congrats Trent!


                        Duke of the Internet

                          Here's my race report from Hellgate 2011 if interested.  It's moderately long.

                           

                          http://www.extremeultrarunning.com/2011_hellgate/stories/joe_jameson.htm

                           

                          Joe great report.  I loved your every wood.  What place did you finish in?  Not that it matters but you mentioned your place earlier in the report (11th at the half way point, so just curious). 

                           

                          BTW-I loved your race in Marquette.  I only did the 50K in 2009 but loved every minute of it.  Great course.  Great volunteers.  Great shirt.  I have my AG award (little ceramic pot with some soap) on my shelf at home. 

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