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North Creek, New York
United States
70sF / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 56m 3s
Overall Rank = 20/20
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 6/6
Run
  • 56m 3s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 18m 05s  min/mile
Comments:

The volunteers were fabulous!! The "sweeper" stayed with me, as I was the last one. He was so kind, and didn't make me feel like a fat, old lady. The organizers were upbeat and fun, and the prizes were excellent! I am amazed that only 20 people came out for this tough trail race. It is touted as "the toughest 5K in the North Country" and it is!!
What would you do differently?:

Do lots more hills and trail running to prepare!!! My sister is an excellent runner and she runs trails and she won the womens' category in 27 minutes.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I am fat and old.

Event comments:

Great race for the tough. I don't know if I will do it again, but if you like a challenge, this is the race for you!!!




Last updated: 2013-09-30 12:00 AM
Running
00:56:03 | 03.1 miles | 18m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/6
Overall: 20/20
Performance: Good
HR went super high during some of the crazy climbs - I had to stop and gasp for breath.
Course: First part of the race was ridiculously technical. Roots, trees down, rocks. Then you came out onto a log road, which is where I actually face planted. Got up, then down a service hill and back up the same road. Then back onto a fairly technical trail, all the way down, and then all the way back up. This is where I almost had to crawl up a few times! It was incredibly steep! I was gasping for breath. Seriously. I run hills in training, but I was no match for this! The last part of the trail wasn't too bad - just had to watch your feet. At no point in this race could you take your eyes off of the trail. Even the easy parts had rocks, and you had to watch.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 4

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2013-09-30 8:18 AM

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2013-09-30 8:30 AM
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I don't care if I'm first, last, or in between. A day running on trails is a very good day. It looks like you enjoyed it, so huge win there. Congrats on getting through a tough one.
2013-09-30 9:38 AM
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Trail running is a different animal all together!

Congrats on gettin 'er done!!
2013-09-30 11:09 AM
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Trails are really tough and you did great--way to throw your hat into the ring, err, road, err, trail with your sis

I started a thread a few years back on how awesome DFL (dead effing last) is ... welcome!!!

2013-09-30 11:12 AM
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Nice going Nancy!
2013-09-30 11:20 AM
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Yes, in retrospect, it was fun, but I didn't think so when I was about to puke from gasping for breath so hard!!!

It was a beautiful day out there, so it ended up being a great experience!
Nancy


2013-09-30 11:21 AM
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Hi,
I have come in DFL the last few races, so I am getting used to it!! At least people stayed around at this race and were very nice about cheering me in!!! Same with the Race The Train in North Creek in August.
Thanks for reading the report!
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2013-09-30 11:23 AM
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Wow, that sounds like a faching tough course!  You are tougher though, you made it through, awesome job!
2013-09-30 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by mtnbikerchk Trail running is a different animal all together! Congrats on gettin 'er done!!

Yep, what she said!!  I give you huge props for agreeing to the race on a whim just to be with your sister.  Big smiles!!! Congrats!!

2013-09-30 1:35 PM
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It is so awesome that you tackled this with your sister.  Major kudos for completing "the toughest 5K in the North Country."

Felicia has done a lot of trail races and she'll be a good resource for you.

2013-10-01 1:50 AM
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Great Job Nancy. I hope you enjoyed your time with your Sis.


2013-10-01 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by melbo55

Originally posted by mtnbikerchk Trail running is a different animal all together! Congrats on gettin 'er done!!

Yep, what she said!!  I give you huge props for agreeing to the race on a whim just to be with your sister.  Big smiles!!! Congrats!!

I agree!!! NICE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DFL>DNS!!!!!!!!!!!!

2013-10-01 10:38 AM
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Bravo for tackling something so daunting and sticking it out to the end! I think, for most of us, races are about the experience...and this sounds like an awesome one Laughing 
2013-10-01 4:13 PM
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TRAIL RUNNING IS TOUGH AND YOU DID ONE OF THE TOUGHEST RACES IN YOUR AREA.  WELL DONE!
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