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Discussion: 24 Hour Endurance Skiing

in: Ari-o; Ari-o > 2020-02-02

Feb 3, 2020 4:59 PM # 
kensr:
Here's some goals to keep in mind set by Greg and me March 2014 at the Equinox Challenge in West Yellowstone: Greg 1st, set all time record of 344 km by 20 km, me 4th with 242 km.

Lots of fun to beat yourself up all night long!
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Feb 3, 2020 5:48 PM # 
Ari-o:
Wow this is kind of insane and awesome. Really would depend on the conditions. Yesterday 15 km/h was effortless, and we were cruising at about 24. Must have been fast out at WYS. I wonder how much depends on the course. I figure what you'd want would be a gradual V2-able climb up that was steep enough on the downside to glide. Craftsbury would be well set-up for this, especially if they ever put lights on their trail with the conduit they are putting in. But really depends on the snow/weather.

Not sure if it would be good pre-marathon training in March …
Feb 3, 2020 6:44 PM # 
acjospe:
FYI, I joined those two crazies for 24 hours of Danby road, and it wasn't a totally positive experience.
Feb 3, 2020 6:52 PM # 
Cristina:
Didn't biggins do 24 hours when we were in Switzerland for the Lauenstein wedding week? I remember that it didn't really seem like that much fun. Probably would have been more fun had any of us kept him company for any part of it whooops.
Feb 3, 2020 11:53 PM # 
biggins:
24h skis are always fun and none of you can convince me otherwise.
Feb 4, 2020 1:36 PM # 
Ari-o:
I think 24h would have a chance of being sort of Type 2 fun if it was on very nice trails which were fast and fun to ski. Skiing 24h on suctiony wet snow would be, well, sucky. Skiing 24h on what we were on last week at Craftsbury would be … better.
Feb 4, 2020 4:30 PM # 
kensr:
Frozen and fast = joy!

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