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#39395 - 09/02/08 02:58 PM Reach the Beach relay
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Steve and I are doing the Reach the Beach relay next weekend. He's on an established team that had a dropout so I got to join last minute. Anyone else going to be there?


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#39537 - 09/05/08 08:39 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: dalguard]
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I have heard that is a fun relay although it involves a lot of logistics. Hope you have good weather for it. With Steve involved I will be expecting another top 10 finish
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#39556 - 09/06/08 07:10 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: The Lisa]
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No, no top 10 finish this time. We have Steve but he's only running 20 miles of the 200. The rest of us are mere mortals.

I'm joining an established team so the logistics are under control. I just have to show up, pay my money, and run.

I've got the first leg so it's a big responsibility and I haven't run a road race in about a year. Hopefully I can get somewhere near the 8 minute pace they have me down for.

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#39630 - 09/10/08 09:05 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: dalguard]
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Saw a t-shirt with that on it the other day... anyone got a link?
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#39644 - 09/11/08 01:00 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: Dillbag]
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Here's the site:
Reach the Beach Relay

Dawn and Steve, have a great time running from the Whites to the Atlantic.
There is a similar event in Oregon, the Hood to Coast relay, 'only' 197 miles.
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#39651 - 09/11/08 02:34 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: The Lisa]
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Sounds pretty cool... Although I was kind of hoping it was a race more like this one: Ski-to-Sea
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#39656 - 09/11/08 03:37 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: Dillbag]
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Thanks Lisa. We're off tonight.

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#39659 - 09/11/08 07:17 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: Dillbag]
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 Originally Posted By: Dillbag
Sounds pretty cool... Although I was kind of hoping it was a race more like this one: Ski-to-Sea


The Tuckerman Inferno is pretty similar. Any takers to form a Gunksdot team?

http://www.friendsoftuckerman.org/2008%2...elcome_Page.htm


Edited by pedestrian (09/11/08 07:19 PM)
Edit Reason: correct typo... missed the "r" in "friends"

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#39660 - 09/11/08 07:21 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: pedestrian]
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Cool! Thanks...
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#39663 - 09/11/08 08:22 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: Dillbag]
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Ooh the Ski to Sea looks like fun! Very cool idea.
Of course, the Inferno is closer to home - surely we can get a Gunks team together - dibs on the hiking/running leg.
We were in Pinkham during the Inferno weekend this year. It looked like a lot of fun (and hard work) - we skied in the Gulf of Slides until the crowds at Tuckerman had disappeared.
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#39728 - 09/14/08 07:33 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: The Lisa]
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We're all done. Lots of fun. Not a top 10 finish, maybe a top 3rd. They have an ultra division with 6 or fewer people. What do you think Lisa? Want to form an ultra team of climbers?

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#39731 - 09/14/08 10:41 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: dalguard]
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Way to go, Dawn and Steve! Hope you had a great time - I hear it is quite an endurance event since when you are not running you are crammed in a van supporting others and trying to nap.

Cool that they have an ultra division - I would be in, definitely. Although the words 'ultra' and 'climbing' are probably not meant to go together - I read that running can eat away the muscle needed for climbing if one is not careful but I love both sports.

Let me know your team name(s) so I can check the site.
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#39898 - 09/19/08 02:39 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: The Lisa]
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We were the Red Eye Runners.

Finally got the TR done: http://dawnalguard.com/climbing/2008/09/reach-beach-2008.html and there's a link there to Steve's version.

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#39901 - 09/19/08 05:26 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: dalguard]
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Thanks that was fun!

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#39906 - 09/19/08 07:53 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: mworking]
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That is a well-written report, Dawn - you captured it so well! Glad you had a great time and that the Red Eye Runners did so well overall.
I am so glad that walking the hills works for you - works for me too. You never fall much off the back of those who persist in running the hills, and when you get to the top you are fresh enough to pound the downhill while others are panting.
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#39953 - 09/22/08 07:27 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: The Lisa]
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Thanks. I did 4 hours on Saturday getting ready to run my first marathon (Hartford). It reminded me of something painted on one of the vans at the relay: "Speed kills. We're safe."

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#39965 - 09/22/08 09:36 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: dalguard]
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Given that you have already run a 50K, a marathon will be no bother to you. Even if it is on road . It looks to be a pretty course.
Are you and Steve going to run the Wagathon on November 09? It will be a lot of fun.
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#39979 - 09/23/08 01:58 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: The Lisa]
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Steve ought to run the Wagathon but he's probably going to be at Stonecat. Our friend Kevin from the relay is going to be running Stonecat as his first ultra. He's paced Steve in both VT 100s but he's never run his own race.

They have a marathon option which I might do if Steve decides he's running (as opposed to just cheering).

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#39982 - 09/23/08 02:26 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: dalguard]
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Stone Cat is a really nice race - Gil's Athletic Club are a great group of people. The course is so very runnable. Kevin will really enjoy it.
It was my first marathon - I did not build up to it or follow a training schedule or taper, just jumped in and figured I could hike it if I could not run all of it. However, it was a freezing cold morning so I was well motivated to keep running. The Stone Cat Ale served at the finish is also good motivation. \:\)
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#40522 - 10/08/08 01:55 PM Re: Reach the Beach relay [Re: The Lisa]
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Kevin's been training hard. Will you be at Stonecat? Maybe you and Kevin and I could get together and talk about a RTB team. We were only scabs for the team we were on this year and we're definitely interested in putting something together for next year.

Wish me luck this weekend. I've got a minor injury thanks to trying to train for speed (speed kills) but I'm staying off it this week and I'm running full out on Saturday regardless.

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