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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: 6.00 Month: 141.20 Year: 2241.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
55.200.000.000.0055.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

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

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
55.200.000.000.0055.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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