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Discussion: Woohoo! Congrats! Looks like you are in!!

in: Bash; Bash > 2016-06-24

Jun 26, 2016 2:29 AM # 
Jun 26, 2016 4:24 AM # 
coach ld:
Just saw that too - way to go Bash!! And with 2 minutes to spare :) Well done
Jun 26, 2016 7:26 AM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Wow, sounds exciting!
Jun 26, 2016 7:38 AM # 
Actually 1 hour and 2 minutes to spare.
Jun 26, 2016 11:17 AM # 
Yeah! The crowd goes wild.
Jun 26, 2016 3:10 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Sooooo awesome!!!!! :)
Very happy to see Bash have a great finish of a loooong race, we all knew she had it in her, it just hasn't worked out in a little while. But that's all history now! :)
Jun 26, 2016 3:56 PM # 
Jun 26, 2016 11:16 PM # 
coach ld:
Sorry - an hour and 2 minutes to spare - is what I meant. Awesome in any case.
Jun 26, 2016 11:36 PM # 
Thanks, all. :) @CO, I finished the Eiger Ultra Trail last summer too, although organizers shortened the course for later racers by about 10% when thunderstorms rolled through so it was a bit less satisfying. UTMB is the one elusive ultra that has proven itself too tough for me - twice!

Yesterday, except for the final leg when I was falling asleep on my feet, the cut-offs didn't end up being as scary as I'd feared. Good thing, since I hadn't planned on taking a 50-minute break on the clock in another stupid thunderstorm!
Jun 27, 2016 8:59 AM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Right, how could I forget about last year's crazy race in the storm! Looks like you are onto a consistent stretch of finishes and beating cut-offs - nice!!
Jun 27, 2016 9:01 AM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Your mastering of the Canadian Death Race is still one of my favs - you nailed that race! :) although this scenery in Italy (and the crazy elevation profile) would blow that one away, I'm sure :)
Jun 27, 2016 9:02 AM # 
Carbon's Offset:
How much longer are you guys there? (Read as: how many more great Italian meals, gelatos, cappuccinos do you get to enjoy?)
Jun 27, 2016 9:00 PM # 
We started Chapter 2 today with a car ride to Venice with Storm & Browner, then two trains - first to Florence, then west to Lucca in Tuscany. It is a good place to replenish calories!

The Canadian Death Race has similar characteristics to Lavaredo - several kms longer and about 10% less elevation gain. Parts of the Lavaredo course are slower - more rugged or muddier. Starting at 8 a.m. makes CDR more manageable for normal humans than Lavaredo's 11 p.m. start but the two races have similar course records in the 12+ hour range. I finished CDR in 21:45 for comparison and I think Dee was 18-19ish hours so we took quite a bit longer here. We are both running more slowly this summer than when we did CDR but Lavaredo was also a harder course for us.

Although CDR is very scenic, Lavaredo is on another level!
Jun 28, 2016 1:21 AM # 
Looks amazing!! Congrats to the whole team! Putting this on my bucket list.
Jun 28, 2016 3:58 AM # 
Awesome and amazing! Congrats Bash!
Jun 28, 2016 8:26 AM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Sounds like Lavaredo is a really nice notch in the belt! Bravo!!
Jun 29, 2016 1:22 AM # 
That's awesome! Can't wait to hear all about it! Well done!
Jun 30, 2016 11:29 PM # 
Congrats Barb!
Jul 1, 2016 2:59 AM # 
Well done! Can't wait to read the full report!

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