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Training / Re: Thanks
« Last post by Vomastic on August 21, 2017, 08:48:28 pm »
You did that by yourself.  Your qualifying half marathon got you bib #2067.  You finished 1241 overall.  Impressive, congratulations, well done.
Training / Thanks
« Last post by bill robinette on August 21, 2017, 08:00:36 pm »
Thanks to everyone that gave me training advice in the Spring.  As a flatlander rookie, two treadmill workouts a week using the simulation were extremely helpful in my preparation for the PPA.  I may even try the PPM next year so I might be back for more advice.
Race Info / Re: How much will my wave determine my final result
« Last post by Mark on August 21, 2017, 06:15:35 pm »
Yeah, I started in wave 3 and I think I remember you blowing thru my pack way before the Incline aid station. We probably slowed you down by about 2 seconds... Congrats! You'll be in the first wave next year.
Race Info / Re: How much will my wave determine my final result
« Last post by Frederic on August 21, 2017, 11:10:04 am »
Well, after having run this year's PPM for the first time, I can answer better the original thread's question : "How much will my wave determine my final result ?" and it might help future runners that feel like they don't belong in their assigned wave ?
Per my race yesterday, I can say that starting in the wave before last (8th wave out of 9 total) didn't affect much my result. Having finished 27th overall in 5:08:13, I was able to pass several hundreds of runners before Barr Camp and found myself in the top 100 at that time and top 50 at the summit.
In a nutshell, it didn't slow me a lot but it might have slowed me just enough not to blow my race ? ;)
Race Info / Weather Forecast 2017 Race weekend
« Last post by arkansasrunner on August 16, 2017, 09:40:25 am »
Waiting for Stanfr to do his annual forecast for us.  : )
General Discussion / Re: Tree between Barr Camp and A-Frame
« Last post by Jasper on August 12, 2017, 09:12:26 pm »
Went bottom to top today (I'm NOT Fast, and would rather continue to workout than Taper) and I can report the Massive Tree has been cut and the sections moved off the trail.
Best of Luck in the Races, everyone!

I've heard there is a large tree on the trail between Barr Camp and A-Frame. Anybody know who normally clears these? There was one across there trail prior to Barr Trail Mt Race.
General Discussion / Room available on Race weekend in Downtown COS
« Last post by Runlolarun on August 11, 2017, 07:29:16 pm »
Room available
For anyone not sure were to sleep yet.
Due to some changes in booking, I will have 2 rooms available for the Ascent and Marathon weekend in historic downtown Colorado Springs.
One - king-size Bed, separate bath for up to two guests
$115.00 per night per night

One - queen-size Bed and double futon, separate bath for up to four guests
$90.00 per night for two people $10 for each additional person
As a Pikes Peak special, I will take you to the start line and pick you up after the race in Manitou.
Please message for more information.

General Discussion / Re: Tree between Barr Camp and A-Frame
« Last post by Mark on August 07, 2017, 04:55:53 pm »
Yeah, that tree is a PITA. It will take several burly lumberjacks to even make a dent in that thing.
General Discussion / Re: Tree between Barr Camp and A-Frame
« Last post by pmarasov on August 07, 2017, 02:17:30 pm »
I crossed that tree - VERY slowly and carefully.  I certainly hope it gets removed.  As John said, it would certainly be a choke point.
General Discussion / Re: Tree between Barr Camp and A-Frame
« Last post by Vomastic on August 07, 2017, 01:45:55 pm »
I have crossed this tree a couple of times in the last two weeks.  It is between the BP sign and the end of the long BP switchback.  Someone has cut all of the branches off and left only stubs.  The tree is large, over 2 feet in diameter, and there is not an easy way to cross on either side.  It does not cross the trail at a 90 degree angle but lies parallel to the trail blocking the trail for considerable distance.  It is an acrobatic task to traverse that area and not without risk of injury.  It will be a choke point during the race and the subject of many complaints if not removed.
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