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The 2020 Trail Running Thread

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AggieOO
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WS100 canceled, adding at least one more year to my wait. 2022 at the earliest.

https://www.wser.org/2020/03/27/2020-wser-and-training-runs-cancelled/
AggieOO
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this looks interesting, even though I don't really have desire to do the 200+ milers.


RockOn
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Barkley Fall Classic is the only and I'm signed up and its in September. I'm 90% sure itll still go on.

Glad i did ABF in January though.
coop-aero-06
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AggieOO said:

WS100 canceled, adding at least one more year to my wait. 2022 at the earliest.

https://www.wser.org/2020/03/27/2020-wser-and-training-runs-cancelled/

It feels like it's too early to make the call to cancel the race, since it's 3 months away. But, I would guess that even if they waited another month, they probably still would have cancelled it, so it's probably the correct call.
AggieOO
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I thought that too, but after listening to the TRN podcast with Craig Thornley, I understand. Good news is, sounds like my bandera this year will qualify me for the next lottery, whenever that takes place., most likely 2021 for the 2022 race.

That means I have a full 20+ months to do whatever the hell I want.
AggieOO
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anyone keeping an eye on this event this weekend?

https://personalpeak.ca/quarantinebackyard/
coop-aero-06
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I heard about that on twitter or something, but hadn't seen any details. Looks interesting. I'm not a huge fan of the last-man-standing races.

The 3 remaining races on my 2020 calendar have all been officially cancelled, so I'm brainstorming what to do this summer. I'm the type of person who needs something concrete on the calendar to train for, otherwise I just turn into a lazy bum. It'll probably end up being a few FKT attempts, and some big, long routes that I've been wanting to do for a while, but never got around to it.
AggieOO
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coop-aero-06 said:

I heard about that on twitter or something, but hadn't seen any details. Looks interesting. I'm not a huge fan of the last-man-standing races.

The 3 remaining races on my 2020 calendar have all been officially cancelled, so I'm brainstorming what to do this summer. I'm the type of person who needs something concrete on the calendar to train for, otherwise I just turn into a lazy bum. It'll probably end up being a few FKT attempts, and some big, long routes that I've been wanting to do for a while, but never got around to it.

try being injured on top of it. All i'm doing is drinking beer and gaining weight.
coop-aero-06
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I've been there. Not fun. Get healthy soon!
oldarmy76
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Anyone doing the tejas trail virtual race at reveille ranch or smithville? Planning on doing at least the reveille ranch run. Just have to find a day with a nice cool morning in late April.
coop-aero-06
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AG
Cool documentary about David Horton's 2005 Pacific Crest Trail FKT. This is from JB Benna, the same guy who did the Unbreakable documentary, and a Reno local.

ptothemo
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Sweet, thank you! I've been spending a lot of time on a stationary bike recently and have run through just about everything on the documentaries thread. I am glad to have another one to add to the list to watch.
AggieOO
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you went through all of this/

The Trail Running Film Archive
ptothemo
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AG
Well yeah, you said it only takes five or ten minutes, right?

In reality, I totally missed that link somehow. Safe to say I've got a bunch of new options now!
RockOn
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Moved to Ogden Utah this weekend and holy hell the trail running here is amazing. First run ("run") was 4 miles, 2k ft uphill.
AggieOO
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have a few friends south of you in SLC. I'm insanely jealous of their pictures/posts on IG and Strava.
coop-aero-06
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Nice. I haven't had the chance to run in northern Utah yet, but the photos always look amazing.
RockOn
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I had convinced myself years ago I was gonna do it, but covid really pushed me over the edge. I was already working remotely so it was just a matter of renting out my house.
ptothemo
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AG
I'm envious of you, and that has a lot to do with how many times I've thought about just going for it and doing something like that. COVID has made those thoughts even stronger here recently. I've intentionally stayed away from REALLY looking at the logistics of doing it, but the thought is there. Western North Carolina would be the spot for me.
AggieOO
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AggieOO said:

this looks interesting, even though I don't really have desire to do the 200+ milers.



i might have just registered for this.
RockOn
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I signed up for the speedgoat 50k, but they're keeping new entrants on a waitlist in case the event doesnt happen.
AggieOO
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same thing with Cocodona, which is why I went ahead and hopped on it. They will send a "confirmation email" that i have to click "accept" on before they will charge me. I always have the chance to back out at some point...I also need to inform my wife that I registered.
AggieOO
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double post.
coop-aero-06
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Cocodona 250 will be a nice "introduction" back to trail running for you after taking some time off in 2020.

Speedgoat should be fun. There's always a really good elite field there.
coop-aero-06
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Not a trail race, but since this is the de-facto ultramarathon thread... Badwater is 6 weeks away and is still "on" for the time being. I would guess that if they were going to cancel it due to Covid, it would have to be sometime very soon.

However, that's one race where they could probably run the race as-is without making any major changes and still follow distancing guidelines and what-not. There are no aid stations, the field is only 100 runners, and they already do rolling wave starts. They could modify it so that each wave only has 5-10 runners and it wouldn't change the race significantly. That will be an interesting test case to watch.
AggieOO
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biggest issue is the National Park permit. NPS seems to be the most flippant about pulling permits. As remote as it is, i can see it going either way:

"we are remote, and spread out. no worries at all."

Or

"we are remote there a very limited resources available to the areas the race traverses. There are people flying in from all over the world, and we can't risk exposing the local population to a potential health crisis with limited healthcare."
AggieOO
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Also, Bryce Canyon ultras are a go this weekend.
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