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Escalante Canyons Marathon

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Location:

Atlanta,GA,

Member Since:

Jul 25, 2005

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • RICE

Personal:

Miles:This week: 20.00 Month: 139.00 Year: 2400.40
TypeA8 Test Lifetime Miles: 170.00
Kinvara Test Lifetime Miles: 292.00
K9 Test Purpleberry Lifetime Miles: 287.00
Haunted Phoenix Lifetime Miles: 269.00
K9 Test Arctic Blueberry Lifetime Miles: 250.70
Race: Escalante Canyons Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:22:00, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.200.000.000.0026.20

"wildly scenic vistas across a landscape of unmatched ruggedness, a course with dramatic topography, pristine air, and a profound sense of serenity."

i took that description from the race website because i can't sum it up any better. the course followed scenic byway 12 from boulder to escalante. first 11 were gradually downhill with a few climbs, then 12 through 17 were up, up, up before gradually descending back down into escalante.

jake and i ran as a team (team jeep explosion)! jake won the race in 2:42, which is ridiculous for this crazy course.

most fun and least stressful marathon i've ever done. hardest course hands down, but amazingly scenic and worth every step.

andrea, amiee, and devra tag teamed running with me. andrea helped me up the long climb, amiee kept me going through yet another climb, and devra got me back into a good rhythm when the course flattened out again. then jake threw mallowcremes in my face at the finish. i love these great friends.

after the race, we got giant soft serve cones at nemo's. then we spent the afternoon hiking into the zebra slot canyon for recovery. i will never top this marathon day.

for future reference, my pre-race fuel was coleman stove grilled cheese, two beers, and a grape slushie starburst.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rhett on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 09:57:19 from 66.185.238.62

I'm not sure if I'm more impressed with you winning the race or your ability to survive on the pre-race fuel you opted for. Is that what you had in the morning or the night before? Congrats!! Sound like a lot of fun.

From JD on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:39:52 from 70.96.78.247

totally

awesome

cheese

From Jason D on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:41:46 from 141.210.128.227

Nice win! That course looks crazy on Strava! The epic dance of sounds like a perfect shakeout. Just not for me. I don't dance.

From Bret on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 14:24:18 from 216.234.133.229

This is really great. Congrats to you and Jake on the respective wins - and to the whole team for what looks like a very high enjoyment factor.

From Dan on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 19:47:52 from 74.143.230.86

Love the read - congrats, quite impressive!

From Donald Davis on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 21:13:47 from 96.18.226.22

Wow, that is quite a performance for what seems like a vacation run!

From josse on Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 09:49:18 from 174.208.36.195

My kind of marathon. Fun times fabulous job to the both of you!

From josse on Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 09:50:34 from 174.208.36.195

Ps love the pre race fueling strategy 😂

From Smooth on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 21:02:46 from 75.169.163.17

congrats on the win and crazy fun vacation run with awesome friends! :)

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