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• Carolyn has asked about the last miles and got answers about estimated IQ-levels during the second night . As a 60 (+-) runner, who never has tried such a fun
Message 1 of 4 , Mar 5, 2000
IQ-levels during the "second night".
As a 60 (+-) runner, who never has tried such a fun run, there are some
more detailed questions to the veterans:

1. At which time begins the flashlight time on Saturday evening or how
many hours after start on Friday 6 a.m. ?

2. How many miles of the tail (mile 99 - finish, mile 98 - finish ...)
can be walked (marched or run) in darkness with an IQ less than a
potato?

3. If the answer is, that there is no major problem behind mile 97,5 (I
have no idea), then it is better for people with lower IQ like me, to
try to reach this point (i.e. 97,5) before flashlight time (seriously
spoken, I personally hope for finishing in 47:30 no matter about the
IQ).

4. Anyway, are there any splittime-tables available for moving in that
way (3.) ? I don't ask for a division like 97,5 miles divided by 39,5
hours (potato IQs are able to perform this calculation with a correct
result), but for a schedule, which takes in account the ups and downs,
climbings, daylight or night and so on.

5. Finally: If your time for exploring (walking) the unknown trail is
restricted to three or four days, who can make recommendations about the
"problem"-areas, which should be visited first by order of priority
including the informations about how to get to that points by car? Is it
the foreseen "second night" - course?

Best regards

Hans-Dieter W.
• Park at or near the Kamm Aid Sta. 1 day go back over Grant Swamp Pass and down the scree slope and return or all the way to Chapman and back. 2nd day go the
Message 2 of 4 , Mar 5, 2000
Park at or near the Kamm Aid Sta. 1 day go back over Grant Swamp Pass and
down the scree slope and return or all the way to Chapman and back. 2nd day
go the other way to the river but not necessary to cross the river. Follow
that side to the road and come back to town or 2nd day park at the first
road after the river crossing on the Durango Hwy. You'll get wet all ways. A
little more difficult to follow than Western States but you have plenty of
room for errors, I don't. Carl Yates

-----Original Message-----
From: Hans-Dieter Weisshaar <HD.WEISSHAAR@...>
To: hr100@egroups.com <hr100@egroups.com>
Date: Sunday, March 05, 2000 7:39 AM
Subject: [hr100] THE LAST MILES OR LOW IQ

>IQ-levels during the "second night".
>As a 60 (+-) runner, who never has tried such a fun run, there are some
>more detailed questions to the veterans:
>
>1. At which time begins the flashlight time on Saturday evening or how
>many hours after start on Friday 6 a.m. ?
>
>2. How many miles of the tail (mile 99 - finish, mile 98 - finish ...)
>can be walked (marched or run) in darkness with an IQ less than a
>potato?
>
>3. If the answer is, that there is no major problem behind mile 97,5 (I
>have no idea), then it is better for people with lower IQ like me, to
>try to reach this point (i.e. 97,5) before flashlight time (seriously
>spoken, I personally hope for finishing in 47:30 no matter about the
>IQ).
>
>4. Anyway, are there any splittime-tables available for moving in that
>way (3.) ? I don't ask for a division like 97,5 miles divided by 39,5
>hours (potato IQs are able to perform this calculation with a correct
>result), but for a schedule, which takes in account the ups and downs,
>climbings, daylight or night and so on.
>
>5. Finally: If your time for exploring (walking) the unknown trail is
>restricted to three or four days, who can make recommendations about the
>"problem"-areas, which should be visited first by order of priority
>including the informations about how to get to that points by car? Is it
>the foreseen "second night" - course?
>
>Best regards
>
>Hans-Dieter W.
>
>
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• Hans-Dieter Blake Wood has recently put the 2000 course description and related table on the web site, www.run100s.com/HR/. Included in the cut off tables is
Message 3 of 4 , Mar 5, 2000
Hans-Dieter

Blake Wood has recently put the 2000 course description and related
table on the web site, www.run100s.com/HR/. Included in the cut off
tables is a column of historical times at the major aid stations for
those finishing close to 48 hours. People who get through the Putnam
Basin aid station (95.8 mi) by 3:30 am on Sunday morning seem to be
able to finish under 48 hours. This includes 3.8 miles of stumbing
down a a very rocky trail in the Silverton Bear Creek to the roped
wading of South Mineral Creek. Once across the river, there is a short
uphill scramble to an abandoned railroad bed then follwing this dirt
trail for another 1.2 mi. Both of these sections still require some
brain function to negotiate. Finally at mi 100.8, remember the course
is 101.7 mi, you hit a dirt road where you can function with almost no
visible alterness..
with the exception you turn off this road after about a half mi and do
a short cross country and finish on the streets of Silverton.

With regard to flashlights on Saturday night/Sunday morning, at a 47:30
pace you will be using one from near Chapman Gulch, about mile 83 to
within a mile of the finish. As Karl, Matt and Roger have said on the
list, familiarity with with section from Chapman to the finish will add
your chances of getting across it in a low IQ mode using a flashlight.

John

> IQ-levels during the "second night".
> As a 60 (+-) runner, who never has tried such a fun run, there are
some
> more detailed questions to the veterans:
>
> 1. At which time begins the flashlight time on Saturday evening or how
> many hours after start on Friday 6 a.m. ?
>
> 2. How many miles of the tail (mile 99 - finish, mile 98 - finish ...)
> can be walked (marched or run) in darkness with an IQ less than a
> potato?
>
> 3. If the answer is, that there is no major problem behind mile 97,5
(I
> have no idea), then it is better for people with lower IQ like me, to
> try to reach this point (i.e. 97,5) before flashlight time (seriously
> spoken, I personally hope for finishing in 47:30 no matter about the
> IQ).
>
> 4. Anyway, are there any splittime-tables available for moving in that
> way (3.) ? I don't ask for a division like 97,5 miles divided by 39,5
> hours (potato IQs are able to perform this calculation with a correct
> result), but for a schedule, which takes in account the ups and downs,
> climbings, daylight or night and so on.
>
> 5. Finally: If your time for exploring (walking) the unknown trail is
> restricted to three or four days, who can make recommendations about
the
> "problem"-areas, which should be visited first by order of priority
> including the informations about how to get to that points by car? Is
it
> the foreseen "second night" - course?
>
> Best regards
>
> Hans-Dieter W.
>
• ... 1. At which time begins the flashlight time on ... I was close to a 48 hour pace in 98. The dark parts are Handies Peak to Ouray and the top of
Message 4 of 4 , Mar 6, 2000
--- Hans-Dieter Weisshaar <HD.WEISSHAAR@...> >
1. At which time begins the flashlight time on
> Saturday evening or how
> many hours after start on Friday 6 a.m. ?

I was close to a 48 hour pace in '98. The dark parts
are Handies Peak to Ouray and the top of Grant-Swamp
pass to the finish (or in my case, where I got lost,
to the Putnam aid station).

> 2. How many miles of the tail (mile 99 - finish,
> mile 98 - finish ...)
> can be walked (marched or run) in darkness with an
> IQ less than a
> potato?

I would say none of it. Toward the end I would even
get lost on the roads.

> 4. Anyway, are there any splittime-tables available
> for moving in that
> way (3.) ?

The race packets include splits from 2 years ago
(rather than last year) when the race was in the same
diretion.

> 5. Finally: If your time for exploring (walking) the
> unknown trail is
> restricted to three or four days, who can make
> recommendations about the
> "problem"-areas,

I hope you live near some high mountains, or have an
altitude tent or hypobaric chamber, otherwise I would
recommend 2 weeks acclimation minimum, 4 weeks if you
can.

For learning the course, I recommend:
1. Kamm Traverse to the finish (including the last
mile from the road crossing to Silverton). Moderatly
hard, second night.
2. Grant-Swamp pass (or Chapman) to KT. Hard, dark
if you're slow.
3. Handies Peak to Grouse Gulch. Hard, lots of snow,
may be dark.
4. Lower Bear Creek to Ouray. Easy to moderate, but
dark and confusing, easy to get lost.
5. Governor's Basin to Virginius. Very hard, still
dark if you're fast.

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-- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@...
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