Friday, May 18, 2012

Speedgoat 50k

These posts seem to be getting more frequent so my insanity must be peaking!!  The race has about 12,000 feet of vertical gain and should be fun.  I noticed that Karl Meltzer made a course modification just yesterday to make it even harder!

....from the website..."Just when you thought it couldn’t get any harder…..think again! I just finished working on a new “idea” I had. I was out running yesterday and figured it would be safer for 300 runners to ascent Baldy from the Mineral Basin side, instead of descending down the nasty, rocky, Chausy chute. So, instead of running over to Baldy at mile 9, we will descend via the Bookends singletrack (the way we came back up to the tunnel in 2011) to Larry’s Hole, run the “Mary Ellen Loop” as always, back to Larry’s Hole. And here’s the fun part, a 1900′ climb in 1.3 miles to the summit of Baldy at about mile 22 ish, instead of the tame singletrack up the Bookends. We’ll reach the Tunnel aid station after traversing the Baldy Ridge heading back towards Hidden Peak. Why would Ido such a thing? Because it wasn’t hard enough……"

Good times!!  (photo from )

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