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Mt. Penn, Pennsylvania
United States
Pretzel City Sports
23F / -5C
Total Time = 1h 20m 4s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up around 6:45am and drove from NYC to the race. Ate 2 clif bars on the way.
Event warmup:

Staying inside the bar because it was freezing outside!
  • 1h 20m 4s
  • 7.25 miles
  • 11m 02s  min/mile

Brrr it was cold out, 23 degrees or so at the start, I warmed up really well because it was so damn hilly. Tried to start out pretty easy since I heard the course was brutal and I usually start out way too fast. So about 1/2 of a mile into the race you make a sharp left and just climb up the side of this big ass hill! From there it was constantly doing something, up/down/turns/etc. This was crazy! There were a bunch of rocks, snow, leafs...etc to make it tricky. I even screwed up and had to make a mountain bike jump! Then to finish you had to climb the 3rd big ass hill, using your hands to grip rocks and trees to even get up it!

The best part was they had beer at the 2nd aid station, so I stopped and had 2 cups! haha
What would you do differently?:

ahhh learn how to run trails
Post race
Warm down:

A hot breakfast and a beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Muscular Endurance and Force, I don't have the leg strength to climb up hills or the endurance to run uphill for 1/2 mile or so.

Event comments:

This race was awesome, from the random ass emails from the race director, to the entertainment and food after the race!

Last updated: 2009-01-12 12:00 AM
01:20:04 | 07.25 miles | 11m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
163 avg HR
Course: Hilly trail filled with rocks, snow, leafs, and other shenanigans.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-01-25 5:35 PM

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Subject: Chilly Cheeks Trail Run

2009-01-25 8:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Chilly Cheeks Trail Run
Nice time! That's one heck of a drive to get to this race!
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