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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
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K9 Test Arctic Blueberry Lifetime Miles: 250.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
161.200.000.000.00161.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

01 oct!

lullwater preserve loops with james

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

pm - lullwater

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

beltline + lullwater preserve loops

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

piedmont park to freedom trail

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7.000.000.000.007.00

zippo

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day off

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

highland to shadyside

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7 with james around piedmont park. soooo rainy -- edit: tropical storm nate leftovers

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still raining

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles with 1 hill surge and 1 stride. 

tropical storms bring tropical weather -- we went straight back to mid-august soup. drip drop. i long to remember what 27 F feels like. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 @ quickerpace

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4.000.000.000.004.00

am: ATL --> SLC!

pm: drove to escalante with andrea and jake. stopped along the way and ran 4 miles.

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girls break + jake!

hiked around devil's garden in the morning. met up with amiee, devra, and roo and did a peek-a-boo/spooky slot canyon adventure in the afternoon.

also danced a lot in the evening.

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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.

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am/pm: egypt 3 slot canyon adventure. longest and tightest one yet, plus a snake, a tarantula, and shoe-consuming poopmud.

pm: we broke camp and escaped to canyon country lodge for the night due to excessive poopmud covering everything and the fact that we never showered after the marathon.

#soap

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am: hiked around kodachrome basin state park (~6 miles)

pm: drove back to SLC. another 3 mile walk with devra in the evening. back to ATL tomorrow.

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am/pm: SLC --> DEN --> ATL

i hate this part!

~80 minutes of walking up and down the corridors of the denver airport

 

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classic scenario where i'm on my way to goodwill to buy a few new magician's outfits and i discover my car is completely dead. 

i spent my entire day dealing with tow trucks and pep boys 

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5 on highland

first run since the marathon. i never actually got sore after this one -- probably a combination of not running very fast + course undulations instead of straight downhill + lots of movement and walking post-race + slot canyon ice bath + prosecco  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

lullwater

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5 with james along piedmont road -- turns out it's not a nice place to run

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6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles around the ATL 10 miler course watching james race

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lullwater

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sick

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sick

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sick

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first run since tuesday -- still feeling sick but i had to get out today. edit: 4! miles with james dragging me through.

i actually first started feeling congested/feverish the first day i was in utah two weeks ago. i attributed it to being up all night in the airport/traveling (which maybe it was...), as it never got worse. after i got back i felt better for maybe a day or two, then the congestion returned and i've been going downhill ever since. sore throat, fever, bloaty head, and a lung-busting cough. uhhh. 

i've spent my days napping and drinking tea and my nights at work hopped up on kroger brand dayquil. it has been [not my best week]. 

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took another day off. maybe i'm dying for real

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5 miles, feeling about 80% now

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4 miles + about 90 min walking freedom the dog

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161.200.000.000.00161.20
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