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North Coast 24 (Read 1190 times)

DoppleBock


    Not trained enough

    Too fat

    Ran too fast 1st 5-6 hours

     

    With the exception of a couple 2-3 minute breaks for bathroom or stretching - I was doing 7:55-8:15 laps the 1st 8 hours.  I would be suprised if I had any laps > 12 minutes for the 2 bathroom breaks and 2-3 stretch breaks (self stretching) in those 1st 8 hours.

     

    I hit 50 miles in 7:45-7:50 - Exceptible - But I was putting out way too much effort.  For 40% of the course we were pusing 12-15 MPH winds.  Nice to cool you down, but tough on a wide body.  For the 30% of course with wind at your back - I was sweating like a pig.  My red shirt was pretty white with salt.  I took 18-20 S-caps in the 1st 8 hours.  My hydration was good, fuel was good, salt was good.  But I just could not get anything going into the wind part of the course - By 12-13 hours I was pushing 10-10:30 laps - 11:00-11:30 minutes per mile. 

     

    I am amazed at Connie, Deb, Phil, Johnathan, Harvey and Lisa's performances - I am so happy for Deb Horn - A PR by 2 ish miles for the 50+ year old.

     

    Team

     

    Men

    Serge (Auto)

    Phil (Auto)

    Johnathan (Auto)

    Harvey 140 - Open

     

    Women

    Connie (Auto)

    Deb (Auto)

    Abrina Moran (137)

    Lisa Bliss (126)

     

    Qualification period goes until June 12

     

    I need to get into shape and try in May or June - I do not know the date for 3 days at fair yet?

    http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

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

     

    DoppleBock


       Congrats on 100K!

       

      Early the course was crowded.  You notice this more if you are doing the zigging and zagging to go around runners - But I think the number was about right - Its part of racing.  I do hope they keep it capped at 200.

       

      I don't think it was too crowded..but the competitive runners may have a different take. Also a lot of runners had specific mileage goals and just ran to that point- or took breaks overnight. I know that was the case because I was probably the slowest runner on the track for a few hours overnight and i was still moving up the rankings.

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

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

       

        Thanks DB!

         

        Hasher Rick sent me my splits. I was at 40 miles half way through.

         

        It took me the remaining 12 hours to get 24 miles. But, I got 10 miles in the last 3-1/2 hours. So I had a stretch of 8-1/2 hours where I only managed 14 total miles from about 9 PM until 5:30 AM.

         

        I definitely want to try another 24 hour race in the next year. With training, and what I learned being through one, I should be able to improve substantially. I really want to see if I'm capable of 100 miles. I think I am. I should have been able to keep my initial 5:1 run/walk ratio going way beyond 20 miles.

         

        I fell into taking multiple short breaks--and I paid for that in that I would tighten, and it would take me 1/2 mile to get back to normal speed. If I would have taken my 1-1/2 hour break earlier in the night--instead of a # of shorter breaks, I would have saved time, and probably had a better overal result. Sitting for 5 minutes at a time did nothing for me.

        marathon maniac #1293 2012 Goals 2000 miles - 100 miles in NC24-Fall


        On On

          3 Days at the Fair

          Augusta NJ

          May 17 - May 20

          www.njtrailseries.com/fair

           

          The course is set up for a PR.  Hope to see both of you again in May.

           

          Rick


          Imminent Catastrophe

            3 Days at the Fair

            Augusta NJ

            May 17 - May 20

            www.njtrailseries.com/fair

             

            The course is set up for a PR.  Hope to see both of you again in May.

             

            Rick

             

            NJ Trail Series rocks!

            "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

            DoppleBock


              Good chance it will be my 2012 attempt - I like the course and RD - I do not like flying etc.  I like that it is not Mother's day weekend. 

               

              3 Days at the Fair

              Augusta NJ

              May 17 - May 20

              www.njtrailseries.com/fair

               

              The course is set up for a PR.  Hope to see both of you again in May.

               

              Rick

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

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

               

                Ive heard good things about 3 Days at The Fair. But I'm running my home marathon (Flying Pig) a couple weeks earlier. For once I want to be fully trained for a marathon.

                 

                North Coast 24 is officially on for 2012. Sept-22-23rd. The RD announced it in the Facebook group. I will be doing that again for sure--and again plan to have a big base of miles and blowing away my initial effort. This was the most fun I've ever had race-wise.

                marathon maniac #1293 2012 Goals 2000 miles - 100 miles in NC24-Fall

                DoppleBock


                  I find this interesting - I wonder if it will still be the National Championship Race?  Since Sept 8-9 is the World Championship.  The 100k National Championship always has not been held when Worlds is that close to it.  I can say I will not be doing NorthCoast in 2012.  Either I will make the National Team or do Superior 100M

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

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

                   

                    It says on the site that they were selected as the national championship race for 2011 and 2012. That has always been there. It wouldn't seem to make sense anymore for 2012 if they want it to be a true national championship race.

                    marathon maniac #1293 2012 Goals 2000 miles - 100 miles in NC24-Fall

                      RD confirmed that it will not serve as the National Championship in 2012.

                      marathon maniac #1293 2012 Goals 2000 miles - 100 miles in NC24-Fall


                      On On

                        Good chance it will be my 2012 attempt - I like the course and RD - I do not like flying etc.  I like that it is not Mother's day weekend. 

                         3 Days at the Fair has been moved a week earlier.  It is still technically the same weekend it has always been (the second weekend) it just happens to conflict with Mother's Day this year.

                         

                        3 Days at the Fair will start on May 10th for the 72 hour event and conclude on Sunday morning May 13th.

                        DoppleBock


                          Booo - Hiss

                           

                          I will have to re-think  -  I ask too much from my DW already to go out of town on Mother's Day weekend.

                           

                          Solution #1 (not good) - I go without her

                          Solution #2 (better) - I find a different race

                           

                          Thinking ... Thinking ... Thinking ...

                           

                           3 Days at the Fair has been moved a week earlier.  It is still technically the same weekend it has always been (the second weekend) it just happens to conflict with Mother's Day this year.

                           

                          3 Days at the Fair will start on May 10th for the 72 hour event and conclude on Sunday morning May 13th.

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

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

                           


                          On On

                            I don't like it either but it became the best solution for the venue and the event.

                            DoppleBock


                              I am not out for sure - I just need to re-think it.  I really do not want to wait until FANS to go for it.  There is also Cornbelt ... that's about all

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

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

                               

                              cpev


                              >>>>>> David

                                3 Days at the Fair

                                Augusta NJ

                                May 17 - May 20

                                www.njtrailseries.com/fair

                                 

                                The course is set up for a PR.  Hope to see both of you again in May.

                                 

                                Rick

                                Does anyone know what it's like getting to the site of the race (where to fly into, getting from the airport to the course)? I'm trying to decide between training for a 24 hour race or a marathon this spring. I can probably do the marathon for close to nothing, but if the grand total isn't too much a 24 would be cool to do again. I am a grad student after all.