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General Discussion / Re: Trail Running Shoes
« Last post by SylvesterGri on November 26, 2017, 04:42:10 am »
A bit late to this, since you have already purchased a pair of shoes....  All great trail shoes that you listed (I have them all), but they are all a bit too heavy for the Ascent in my opinion, especially the Xodus 5.0, which is nearly 13oz depending on your shoe size.  There is hardly any pounding involved with the Ascent, so the cushion and protection that you would need is very minimal.  There are a lot of great shoes out there that would meet this criteria that are in the 9oz range, that would offer you enough traction and protection that you would feel comfortable with and still be able to use beyond the race.  I have found it advantageous to save weight for this race, regardless of time goals, every ounce adds up and it is also a great idea to have multiple pairs of shoes in the rotation for different applications and to minimize the risk of injury.  Just my .02.  Good luck!

It's not too late for me. I'll check the Xodus 5.0 out. Thanks for the suggestion.
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General Discussion / Re: Trail Running Shoes
« Last post by Balan_58 on November 07, 2017, 03:28:20 am »
I am planning to have Nike women air max for jogging. They looks really best and comfy. My sister is using them from last few months and very happy with them. Now I am planning to have them along with Carbon38 workout leggings for myself. Will order these shoes soon.
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Race Info / Re: 2018 Race Info
« Last post by John Garner on October 14, 2017, 10:17:39 am »
Yes, entry will continue to be first come, first served.

Thankfully the qualification requirements have done a lot to slow things down. The race does not fill in hours like it did once upon a time. Now it is generally open for at least a week if not a month.
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Race Info / Re: 2018 Race Info
« Last post by mo on October 13, 2017, 06:02:35 pm »
Awesome, thank you :)

The registration will be first come, first serve?
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Race Info / Re: 2018 Race Info
« Last post by John Garner on October 13, 2017, 11:46:36 am »
I'll have the website updated soon (I've been slammed at work for the past 2 months and the last thing I want to do is touch a pc when I get home. I was going to update the website last night but some local construction took out the neighborhood internet link, so I continued reading "world war z" instead.)

The PPA/PPM will be on Aug 18th and 19th, the 3rd Saturday of August.

I have a meeting next week with the registration company to finalize the opening date and will announce it soon. Due to the opening hour crush, we like to make sure that they don't have anybody else opening at the same time. (Otherwise bad things happen and we get a mess of timeouts.) We are aiming for March 10th.

--john
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Race Info / 2018 Race Info
« Last post by mo on October 13, 2017, 10:30:18 am »
Hi,

When will you publish the 2018 race info? E.g. the date and so on. When will the registration open?

Best,
Mo
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Race Info / Re: ENTRY CUTOFF
« Last post by John Garner on September 20, 2017, 09:20:24 am »
The opening day will be announced as soon as we can confirm the date with the registration company to make sure that they are able to handle the increased load. The 2nd weekend in March is usually the target.

As for when it will fill, anywhere from 1 hour to 4 months. It is very hard to say since it can vary wildly from year to year. The PPM has 800 slots. The first 750 or so usually go in the first few hours. If 50 more folks decide to jump in since they spotted a news article and were inspired to register, then it fills on day one. But I've also seen the opposite happen with last 10 slots taking 3+ weeks to fill. 

The ascent is similar but due to the larger number of slots it is historically not as fast to fill. It typically takes anywhere from 1 week to 6 weeks to fill.
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Race Info / ENTRY CUTOFF
« Last post by jmurphy on September 18, 2017, 11:26:18 am »
Hello

With a March 11th registration open date this year

When did the Ascent fill up ?

When did the Marathon fill up ?

Trying to make plans for next year

Thanks in Advance
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I "ran" the marathon. Really I've been calling it an aggressive hike with some intermittent jogging.  :)

My wife jokes that it's a "fake" marathon put on by hikers to embarrass the runners. I covered the 26.2 so I'll be d*amned if I'm gonna call it a "fake" anything! ut it felt a little like that up there. :) I passed the true hikers on the way up to Barr Camp. They started passing me around A-frame. I passed (some of) them on the way down.

I'm a flat-lander who tried very hard to read up and set realistic expectations. I'm in about 3:40 shape for a typical marathon, so I added the suggested 30 minutes to my goal for the ascent, thinking 4:10 ascent, 6:30 total. The ascent took me 4:47. 7:42 total. Obviously experiences vary - I think the message is you just don't know what to expect, so be ready for anything. The last mile of the ascent took me 42 minutes. I didn't feel bad at all in terms of being dizzy or sick - I just got immediately exhausted when I tried to go over 1.5 mph or so.

Totally worth it!


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Race Info / Re: Oldest Finishers
« Last post by Tom Snook on September 04, 2017, 10:30:13 pm »
Thank you.
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