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Post  Mark B on Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:44 pm

Hey, 365 folk... the annual running of the Hood to Coast relay is coming up in a couple of weeks. I don't know about you, but it seems like a great Team 365 activity!

Click the link above for more information. Registration is usually in the October before the race, and it always fills on the first day through a lottery system. I was on a local team assembled for this year, but we weren't picked to compete.

200 miles, 12 runners. Mount Hood to the Pacific Ocean.

Who's game?
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  T Miller on Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:52 pm

Crickets...

I think that sounds like a great idea Mark but I cant commit just yet.
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Joel H on Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:57 pm

@T Miller wrote:Crickets...

I think that sounds like a great idea Mark but I cant commit just yet.



+1...I am interested but I am doing my first 10-12 person relay in March of next year and I would want to see how that goes before committing to something so far away.
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Jack_Scaff on Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:37 pm

@Mark B wrote:Hey, 365 folk... the annual running of the Hood to Coast relay is coming up in a couple of weeks. I don't know about you, but it seems like a great Team 365 activity!

Click the link above for more information. Registration is usually in the October before the race, and it always fills on the first day through a lottery system. I was on a local team assembled for this year, but we weren't picked to compete.

200 miles, 12 runners. Mount Hood to the Pacific Ocean.

Who's game?



Keep the discussion alive...I did Calistoga to Santa Cruz last year and it was great. Although I might get lost at a brewery.
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Dave-O on Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:53 pm

Only if we can beat the Bowerman Athletic Club. Its only 5:13 per mile.
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Glenn on Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:57 pm

Mark: I'd be interested. Portland is relativley cheap flight from SLC, and this looks awesome!
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Mark B on Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:14 pm

@Dave-O wrote:Only if we can beat the Bowerman Athletic Club. Its only 5:13 per mile.

I might be able to hit that speed... on the first downhill leg. Check it out!

I've seen those BAC guys run. They're wusses. The only reason they can go that fast is because they're whippet thin, young and in ridiculously good shape. Total posers. Wink

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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Mike MacLellan on Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:11 pm

I'm a tentative yes, too. It'll depend on funding. But making it there isn't an issue.
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Post  Nick Morris on Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:15 pm

Mark - I would be interested in future relays, but not this year. I am actually competing my first relay race next Friday/Saturday (Ragnar Great River Relay), so I will have some experience.
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  gvey on Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:13 am

Mark, I'd be up for it. Although I'm sure I'd slow down the team speed. And of course, it's a long drive down from Olympia...wait...no it isn't.
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Mark B on Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:36 am

@Nick Morris wrote:Mark - I would be interested in future relays, but not this year. I am actually competing my first relay race next Friday/Saturday (Ragnar Great River Relay), so I will have some experience.

Just to be clear, I was talking about the 2012 race, not the one later this month. It sounds like there are enough people at least marginally interested to keep kicking this idea around. Cool!
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Jeff F on Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:30 am

For 2012, I would consider it.
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Glenn on Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:36 am

@gvey wrote:Mark, I'd be up for it. Although I'm sure I'd slow down the team speed. And of course, it's a long drive down from Olympia...wait...no it isn't.

Yeah, me too. Think of me as a durable but mediocre middle relief pitcher.....I won't blow anybody away, but I'll give you innings.
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Nick Morris on Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:36 am

@Mark B wrote:
@Nick Morris wrote:Mark - I would be interested in future relays, but not this year. I am actually competing my first relay race next Friday/Saturday (Ragnar Great River Relay), so I will have some experience.

Just to be clear, I was talking about the 2012 race, not the one later this month. It sounds like there are enough people at least marginally interested to keep kicking this idea around. Cool!



In that case, I am a for sure maybe Smile
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Mark B on Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:21 pm

As far as time goes (Dave-O's dreams of glory notwithstanding), teams need to be able to average about a 9:30/mi pace to finish before the cutoff time. That might sound speedy for some of us, except for the fact that the longest leg is about 8 miles, so each runner can go out and push their individual leg a little harder than they would if they were running a marathon.

Here is a link to the 36 legs of the course (each runner does three legs) with difficulty ratings for each. Go to this link and click on the links to each leg to get a better description of the fun in store (like Leg 1's nearly 2,000-foot descent in 5.64 miles).

Here's a photo of the start. I know some of us would rather go up, but it's all downhill from there.




Based on the responses so far...

Yes, interested
Mark
Glenn
Jack (as long as the course doesn't pass a brewery - or, only IF the course passes a brewery)
Gene
Jeff

Possibly interested
Tim (and Wendy?)
Joel
Mike
Nick

Too cryptic a response to categorize Wink
Dave


So. Who else might be interested? Sponsors would be welcome, too!

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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Mike MacLellan on Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:55 pm

You can count me in for one of the top 5, especially if the difficulty is mainly terrain-based. Mega-hills won't be an issue by then Very Happy
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Gobbles on Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:46 pm

Put me down as a strong maybe.

It would depend on Vacation...

Next year I'm planning on the Disney, Boston, Bourbon Chase (again), and maybe New York (have a qualifier), so vacation might be tight.

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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:44 am

I've done the race 4x, and it is awesome! I'm a definite maybe since I'll be in Cleveland and western NY next year and (hopefully) settled in one place. I absolutely love leg 6 (12,18) and sleeping under the bridge with the urban outdoorsmen in downtown Portland.

My only caveat is that it is the end of August, and my daughter will be a freshman in college next year - as of right now, who knows where and who knows when school will start.
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Kenny B. on Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:06 am

where is this race Oregon?
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:21 am

@Kenny B. wrote:where is this race Oregon?



Yes, your 12-person team runs from Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon.
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Mark B on Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:01 pm

@Mike MacLellan wrote:You can count me in for one of the top 5, especially if the difficulty is mainly terrain-based. Mega-hills won't be an issue by then Very Happy

The only "mega" hill that I know of is the screaming downhill in the first leg. You still have to go from a little over 4,000 feet after that first leg down to Portland, bottoming out at about 40 feet, before heading back up through the coast range (1,200-1,300 feet) and rolling until you get to the ocean in Seaside.

@Gobbles wrote:Put me down as a strong maybe.

It would depend on Vacation...

Next year I'm planning on the Disney, Boston, Bourbon Chase (again), and maybe New York (have a qualifier), so vacation might be tight.


Busy year! A maybe is good enough at this point. There are a few months to go before we'd actually have to commit and send in the check (if we don't get selected, our entry fee is refunded).

@Michele "1L" Keane wrote:I've done the race 4x, and it is awesome! I'm a definite maybe since I'll be in Cleveland and western NY next year and (hopefully) settled in one place. I absolutely love leg 6 (12,18) and sleeping under the bridge with the urban outdoorsmen in downtown Portland.

My only caveat is that it is the end of August, and my daughter will be a freshman in college next year - as of right now, who knows where and who knows when school will start.

I was hoping to see you chime in, Michele! You know a lot more about this race than I do, having run it.

@Kenny B. wrote:where is this race Oregon?
Um, yes. Oregon. Over on the other side of the country, where it hasn't cracked 90 degrees yet this summer, and probably won't.

@Michele "1L" Keane wrote:
@Kenny B. wrote:where is this race Oregon?



Yes, your 12-person team runs from Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon.

Two photos to illustrate!

From here:


To here:



And, a map:
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:25 pm

There are some very hilly sections in the 3rd section for Van 1 - I guess that is legs 25-29 or so. Beautiful climb over mountains, but all on the roads. I have pictures, but none that are digital except this one of my team in Seaside after placing second int he masters division in 2007.

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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Dave-O on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:59 am

@Mark B wrote:

Too cryptic a response to categorize Wink
Dave




Mark, though I definitely plan on this race one day, it doesn't fit in my schedule for 2012. I would love to see a 365 team though!
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Jack_Scaff on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:55 am

@Mark B wrote:Possibly interested
Tim (and Wendy?)
Joel
Mike
Nick



What does possibly interested mean? I've had girls possibly interested in me, and that didn't end well.



And I assume you need to rent 2 vans, one is on and the other is off depending on who is running?
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Re: Hood to Coast, 365 style?

Post  Mark B on Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:05 pm

@Dave-O wrote:
@Mark B wrote:

Too cryptic a response to categorize Wink
Dave




Mark, though I definitely plan on this race one day, it doesn't fit in my schedule for 2012. I would love to see a 365 team though!

Well, I have to admit that cryptic was more fun. If this thing actually happens, maybe you can provide coaching assistance from afar. Wink
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