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Race Info / Re: Live Tracking?
« Last post by John Garner on August 16, 2018, 04:04:24 pm »
Internet connection willing, yes.

There will be a total of 8 timing locations spread over the mountain, but getting connectivity to them is a bit tricky. Any that are "offline" will be hidden until we get the data to post.

A link to the results will be posted on the main PPM webpage like last year.

--john
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Race Info / Live Tracking?
« Last post by rivrrapids on August 16, 2018, 02:05:06 pm »
Will there be live tracking for the Ascent? If so where can it be found?
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Race Info / Re: Is Packet Pickup Available Thursday?
« Last post by Jasper on August 15, 2018, 11:46:36 pm »
The email Aug 2nd, and the email Aug 8th both show that packet pick up is for sure available Thursday.
Aug 2nd-
Runners can pick up race packets at the Run Fest...
Aug 8th-
Packet pickup will be open in Memorial Park on:
Thursday, August 16th during the Run Fest from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, August 17th, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 18th from 5:30 a.m. to 6:55 a.m. (Ascent only) & from 1:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Marathon
Sunday, August 19th from 5:30 a.m. to 6:55 a.m.
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Race Info / Re: Is Packet Pickup Available Thursday?
« Last post by Mark on August 15, 2018, 08:32:03 pm »
Last year I picked up my bib at the Thursday party.
Austin Davis? was playing with his band and it was just awesome!
Maybe a race official can respond for the correct answer tho.
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Race Info / Re: Spectator Info
« Last post by Mark on August 15, 2018, 08:27:01 pm »
This is pretty cool, from the info email for runners today:

ON THE BIG SCREEN: The Pikes Peak Ascent is scheduled to be shown via live stream at the Pikes Peak Marathon Expo in Memorial Park. The big screen will move to our Block Party in downtown Manitou Springs on Sunday where fans and family members can watch their favorite runners tag the summit and make the turn back to Manitou Springs.
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General Discussion / Re: Likelihood of success
« Last post by Vomastic on August 15, 2018, 04:33:23 pm »
You have a great chance of making the cutoffs and easily finishing under 6:30. A 1:55 half marathon would put you in Wave 11.  Runners in wave 11 who have run the PPA before have an average finish time of 4:45 well below the 6:30 cutoff. Flatlanders typically finish the PPA 30 minutes slower than their flatland marathon time.  Have you done the long runs (4 or 5 hours)?  If you have not, it is important that you start slowly at a pace you could walk all day.  If you have been assigned to Wave 11 and below, it is best to start in a later wave because they are probably in better shape and if you try to keep up with them in the first 4 miles (especially the first 3 miles which is often single file) would be a huge mistake; you could fade badly in the later stages of the race.  Make yourself a pace card and use a 5:30 finish time.  At that pace you will easily make the cutoffs at Bar Camp and AFrame.   The pace card will give you confidence in the early half of the race regarding the checkpoints you pass. 
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General Discussion / Likelihood of success
« Last post by Sadiqi on August 15, 2018, 02:36:50 pm »
So I was training hard before the summer but then spent 2 months on a boat... I'm a good hiker and was able to run a 2:05 half with no running for a couple of weeks and then a 1:55 with a couple weeks training. I've really wanted to do this race, but with being on the boat is there any chance of me finishing before cutoff?
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Race Info / Is Packet Pickup Available Thursday?
« Last post by Dominic Angiollo on August 15, 2018, 12:04:51 pm »
Will packet pickup be available during Run Fest on Thursday?  The Packet Pickup section on the website and the email that was just sent out only lists Friday, but the Run Fest Facebook page says "Runners can pick up race packets..."
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Training / Re: Nutrition Advice
« Last post by shiggins on August 14, 2018, 09:11:57 pm »
Chew your grapes! Both to avoid choking and to avoid seeing whole grapes in your post effort stomach content reveal
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Training / Re: Nutrition Advice
« Last post by Lilmc on August 13, 2018, 06:37:54 pm »
Apple sauce. Pickle juice. Honey Bunchies. Those are my favs in addition to copious amount of grapes from the aid stations.
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