RE: Hardrock Training
As is common for tenderfoot runners like yourself, you have completely
misunderstood and overestimated the Hardrock Hundred. The Hardrock course
is level and flat and even paved for many miles. It is at low altitude and
there are aid stations every 2 miles. The aid stations are so good that no
extra supplies or clothing, beyond that provided, are required. We are
embarassed to even call it a run, much less a race.
So, why are you wasting your time by travelling to Colorado a month before
the Hardrock? By doing so you risk serious injury or death from HAPE,
frostbite, or a variety of afflictions common at high altitude and on the
rugged terrain you describe.
I recommend you contact some experienced Hardrock runner from the lowlands
who can steer you in the right direction. I believe he would agree that a
few daily laps walked around a track at sea level is more than adequate
preparation for Hardrock and you should not bother with all these junk
miles in the mountains.
But, good luck anyway on your Hardrock training adventure.
Los Alamos, NM
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 07:33:35 -0400
Subject: Hardrock Training
I will be leaving for Colorado next Monday, June 10. I plan on
running/walking Pikes Peak or Long's Peak on Tuesday around noon.
Anyone intested in doing one of these with me????
I plan on possibly doing Gray's And Torrey's on Wed.
I will be arriving in Ouray, Co. sometime around June 14 or 15 and
running/and climbing mountains on my way there while in Co.
If you are interested in doing one of these runs with me, please e-mail
me or call me 434-239-1324
While running here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA today, I saw a
copperhead, a rattlesnake, two owls, one turkey, two deer, and one
- Charlie, thank you for clearing the air for those of us that are a bit
nervous about the Hardrock course. However, I still have a few questions.
Is the celebrity bocce ball tournament still scheduled for Saturday night
on Handies? If so, is it BYOBB, or will complimentary bocce balls be
provided? Also, is the Kendall Mountain Cafe still planning an
all-you-can-eat fried pork rind and chitlin breakfast for the Oklahoma
runners on race morning?
- Speaking of "scheduling," y'all...
In my latest cellophane package containing my: a) July
issue of Trail Runner Magazine, b) shoe ads and other
brochures, c) invoice and threat to shut off all future
issues of Trail Runner Magazine unless I: 1) RENEW TODAY, 2)
PAY UP, or 3) CHECK THE BOX AND WE'LL BILL YOU LATER, well,
along with all that (complete with the full-page ad + 3
overlapping photos of Catra Corbet on page 21 -- WOW! Makes
me want to buy jewelry!) comes this *other* brochure
entitled "Telluride 360-degree Adventure Festival, Presented
by Subaru," complete with a full calendar of big-time
hot-shot events from July 7th through the 16th. And another
full-page ad on the back cover saying: "Everyone's invited
to a BIG PARTY Saturday Night, July 13, 7 p.m."
Yessir. That spans the length and breadth of--you got
(Good thing I'm not "scheduled" to arrive in Telluride till
Sunday morning, eh?)
Anybody out there in festival-deprived Colorado know about
Is this some kind of big-time, big-money comeuppance to our
now National Geographically famous event?
Will it be televised? Can I tape it for viewing later in my
Will Montrail be there selling shoes and advertising space?
Will Catra? (I would like to buy an ad tattooed on her left
leg, just above the knee, please.)
Ohmigod. I just can't WAIT to meet the "Luna Women's
Mountain Bike Team and other pro athletes, bid on amazing
products & trips at the Silent Auction, stay for the great
music and Dance Party, info at clifbar.com, proceeds from
cover charge and Silent Auction to benefit The Breast Cancer
Just, uh, readin' my mail, y'all.
See you in a couple of weeks. You bring the jug and
washboard; I'll bring the fiddle.
Ricard von Bismarck
"The Jelly-Filled Doughnut
Formerly Baked by Your Neighborhood Barkley
But Now Freshly Fried
With My Neighborhood Cattle Meringue*"
*I owe Geri K. for this term which is the new name for the
----- Original Message -----
From: Stevan Pattillo <spat@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [hr100] RE: Hardrock Training
> ...However, I still have a few questions.
> Is the celebrity bocce ball tournament still scheduled for
> on Handies? If so, is it BYOBB, or will complimentary
bocce balls be
> provided? Also, is the Kendall Mountain Cafe still
> all-you-can-eat fried pork rind and chitlin breakfast for
> runners on race morning?
> Thanks again