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Ghost Town 38.5 - Run

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Hillsboro, New Mexico
United States
Here to There, LLC
45F / 7C
Total Time = 9h 13m 57s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

ran half a mile back to pick up a water bottle after the start
  • 9h 13m 57s
  • 38.5 miles
  • 14m 23s  min/mile

took a very conservative strategy and walked a little too much early in the lasy 8 miles which made it difficult to run later on. It was a long race and I'll be happy if I can train tommorow.
What would you do differently?:

Run the downhills early in the 8 mile strectch before I got cold and stiff. I would also bring Na tabs I got a little hyponatremic.
Post race
Event comments:

Great distance race with a resposive and sincere race director. Aid stations have everything you could want. IT's an odd distance with some challenging hills but it's well supported and a lot of fun.

Last updated: 2006-01-15 12:00 AM
09:13:57 | 38.5 miles | 14m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-01-15 11:55 PM

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El Paso, Texas
Subject: Ghost Town 38.5

2006-01-16 8:01 AM
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Chesapeake, VA
Subject: RE: Ghost Town 38.5

Congrats on completing such a long distance!

2006-01-16 12:56 PM
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Northern VA
Subject: RE: Ghost Town 38.5

HOLY COW!!!!! Thats a long run. 

Congrats on your ultra finish! 

How did they decide on 38.5 miles? Was it trails, road, or both?

2006-01-17 7:49 AM
in reply to: #324980

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El Paso, Texas
Subject: RE: Ghost Town 38.5
The distance was functional, they shuttled you way out in the desert and then you ran back through one town and into the next. It was a lot of fun now that my legs don't hurt anymore It was all country raods through New Mexico hill country

Edited by Lasersaw 2006-01-17 7:51 AM
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