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Post  healdgator on Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:05 pm

I'm fat and out of shape and in need of a goal.  I'm likely to sign up for the Goofy challenge, but it is $365 (plus hotel!).  Are there other saturday half, sunday full races out there?
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Post  Mark B on Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:18 pm

@healdgator wrote:I'm fat and out of shape and in need of a goal.  I'm likely to sign up for the Goofy challenge, but it is $365 (plus hotel!).  Are there other saturday half, sunday full races out there?

How about a little less than a half and a full on ONE day?

Plenty of 50K races out there -- probably a lot more than the Goofy-syle events. Their food's better, too. Very Happy

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Post  Mike MacLellan on Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:37 pm

Or there's the Tahoe Triple...  Run the whole circumference of Lake Tahoe over a long weekend!
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Post  ounce on Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:39 pm

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Post  Mark B on Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:53 pm

@Mike MacLellan wrote:Or there's the Tahoe Triple...  Run the whole circumference of Lake Tahoe over a long weekend!

Okay, now that sounds like a heck of a lot of fun. As does this.


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Post  Mike MacLellan on Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:36 pm

@Mark B wrote:
@Mike MacLellan wrote:Or there's the Tahoe Triple...  Run the whole circumference of Lake Tahoe over a long weekend!

Okay, now that sounds like a heck of a lot of fun. As does this.



affraid Have I mentioned that my brother's moving to Reno?  This might just be on the bucket list.
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Post  Tim C on Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:31 pm

OK, I have hiked many, many miles around Lake Tahoe.  But I have only scratched the surface of circumnavigating the whole trail.  And I bet there are 10's of 1000's of feet of elevation gain.  At that altitude, that would be way difficult.  Beautiful but difficult.
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Post  healdgator on Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:29 am

I have family in Incline Village so I've been to Tahoe, but remind me - there's going to be a lot of hills there, right?  I may have to look into that one.
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Post  healdgator on Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:31 am

I think the Tahoe Triple is a real reach for me.  Maybe the half trifecta.  The other problem is it is in early october.  I can't be ready by then, but maybe for next year.  It pushes all my real training into the brutal summer months though.

Still, I like this as a potential.
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Post  healdgator on Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:35 am

@ounce wrote:And welcome back.
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