Roll Call: Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

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Roll Call: Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Postby colorado yooper » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:22 pm

Who's in and what's your goal?

I'll start

Wave 2 Ascent

1st time so I'll guess a time of 4:15ish but who the heck knows... Most important goal is to have fun and smile the whole way.
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Re: Roll Call: Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Postby DaveSwink » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:57 pm

colorado yooper wrote:Most important goal is to have fun and smile the whole way.


Ha! A very impressive goal. I am in.
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Re: Roll Call: Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:25 pm

Past 2 years have done the ascent. This year doin the roundtrip!

Sub 3 on ascent is my goal, descent...dont know haha

colorado yooper wrote:Most important goal is to have fun and smile the whole way.


Dont forget to grab a small cup of beer from the cuties just before the finish line :-D
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Re: Roll Call: Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Postby wheresgibbs » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:06 pm

Ascent wave 2 as well
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Re: Roll Call: Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Postby doggler » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:37 am

Round-trip! Looking forward to doing it fresh - did the double in 2011, and Sunday's trip up was just....really....painful.

Mark your calendars - the 3rd annual ELK PARK BBQ is Sunday, July 28th. This event signifies the end of crazy training for Pikes and the beginning of the taper period. Elk Park is a parking area at 11,800' off the highway that many training for the Peak are familiar with. Elk Park to Barr Camp is aroundabout 5 miles, drops about 1,500'. Suck it in and do work for 3k from Barr Camp up to the summit and hitch a ride with one of the gazillion peak-trainers already at the top doing 3-2-1's and such back to Elk Park.
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Re: Roll Call: Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Postby Jeff Valliere » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:55 am

Round trip for me again as well (still aiming to take down Oprah's marathon time, as it just does sit well that her marathon PR is 20 minutes faster than mine) :wink: .

Really just hoping to PR by improving upon my abysmal downhill splits from my previous two PPMs and improve on the ascent by a few minutes (sounds easy enough sitting here at my desk :) ).
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Re: Roll Call: Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Postby johnF » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:04 am

Like FireOnTheMountain, doing the Marathon for the first time (I've done the Ascent the last four years). I entered a predicted total time of 5:50, but I really have no idea what my downhill time will be, since I rarely run downhill.

colorado yooper, good luck on your first! I find that doing Barr during training is extremely helpful, both to build up the endurance for race day, and to get a feeling for what to expect and how much to push yourself.
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Re: Roll Call: Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Postby smoove » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:28 am

This'll be the first one for me. Just the Ascent, Wave 2. 4:30ish maybe?

Thanks to you guys who recommended the Ralston Creek Half as a qualifier, by the way.
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Re: Roll Call: Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Postby Dark Helmet » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:54 am

as badly as I've wanted to do this in the past... hiking it last fall was enough for this flat/lowlander. you all are seriously impressive =D> =D>

good luck guys(gals?)... I'm sticking to my annual half-M @ 800ft above sea level!!!! (KC), 1:35 here I come! :mrgreen:
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Re: Roll Call: Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Postby LynnKH » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:04 pm

doggler wrote:Round-trip! Looking forward to doing it fresh - did the double in 2011, and Sunday's trip up was just....really....painful.


Me too (in '12). Yet, here I am registered for the Double again.
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Re: Roll Call: Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Postby Vermont Refugee » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:35 am

I'm trying the Ascent again this year, hoping to run closer to history (4 hr & change) than last year's death march.... I'll be checking into the beer tent WAAAYYY after the leaders.
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