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Lumberjack 2011 report

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    • #5133
      Avataresilvassy
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      First off thanks Lynda for the plan.

    • #6553
      AvatarLynda
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      Congrats on meeting your goal of finishing. 1.5 hours faster is a huge performance jump!

      How did Breck 100 go?

      Lynda

    • #6623
      Avataresilvassy
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      I have been MIA for a long while here.  Lots of life in the way since the end of July

       

      Breck was well in a word rough.  Started out kinda ok but  I had to keep slowing down to get my HR in check.  Most of the whole first climb I just had no legs and could move along at slow speed.  Made it to wheeler pass in last place but passed a few folks on the way down.  the peaks trail back to breck was again a very slow ordeal.  I could go really slow and that was it.   Made it back to the pit after one lap and i was last I think as the others I had passed had either bike issues or injuries.  I was looking at keeping the volunteers out for a really long time and my wife as well with no chance of making the cuttoff, so i pulled the plug after loop 1.

      The next 2 days were spent riding more around there with frisco to Vail pass, then the day after singletrack above carter park up to boreas pass then Bakers tank and other various single track bits.  I was never really cooked just kind of the slower low power feeling.

       

      I think it was largely altitude, coming from Michigan to racing about 9600 feet was just too much for me this time around.  The show up the day before the event did not go as planned.  I really do want to head back and finish this goal, but not likely for a few years.  I have 3 years till I turn 40 so the next year or so I want to work on fitness and loose some more weight, then make another attempt.  Next time I want to try and spend the 10-14 days ahead of time aclimatizing to see how that goes for me.

       

      In the end I still had a smile on my face  going over wheeler pass, and even the slow sections of the peaks trail, so while the finishing goal was not met I still had a good time.   So for the future stuff keep in mind having fun is goal #1

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      AvatarLynda
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      Eric,

      Coming from sea level up to Breckenridge to race a hundie is a tall order. Wheeler Pass is over 12,000 feet. Congrats making it up there – I've been there and know how awesome it is!

      10-14 days of acclimatization pre-race will make an enormous difference to how you will feel and bring back a lot (not all) of your sea level power.

      Lynda 

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