Creemore Vertical Challenge

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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby Chainsaw Baby » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:48 am

Hey all.

Although I am a big fan of procrastinating, there are only 48 spots before Creemore reaches its cap. I think that the 706 runners at Niagara will be looking for another flat, fast course. If you squint your eyes and ignore rational thought, that would be Creemore!
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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby Mega Mo » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:40 pm

50 km
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JD
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Mega Mo

25 km
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I just registered for this nice flat 50. I'll need 3 weeks for my legs to heal from Niagara, should be perfect. Wait......d'oh!
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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby Doonst » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:58 pm

What's the scoop on footwear, road shoes or trail shoes?
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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby Maryka » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:23 pm

Doonst wrote:What's the scoop on footwear, road shoes or trail shoes?


This is a tough one for me because of the amount of road on this course. My road shoes are all racing flats or light trainers which are pretty crap on trail, and I hate running roads in trail shoes. Although the roads in Creemore are fairly "rustic" I might get away with the trail shoes. If I had a pair of standard road shoes I'd definitely go with them.

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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby UltraQueenga » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:49 pm

You can get away with a pair of road shoes, but there might be some muddy sections and a really rocky downhill at one point, so you might have to slow down there.

You can also get away with trail shoes, too, because the roads are mostly gravel roads. On the 1-2k stretch of paved road you can run on the shoulder.

I'm ran in my trail shoes in the last 3 years, so I'll be wearing my old Mizuno Ascend 3s.
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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby jdbegin » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:12 pm

If your road shoes are white and you like that color, you might want to go with the trail shoes. See, there is a stretch with nice, deep shoe-sucking red mud that stains real good. I'm not sure if it's always like that, but if it is wet, your shoes will never be white again.
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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby UltraQueenga » Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:09 pm

jdbegin wrote:If your road shoes are white and you like that color, you might want to go with the trail shoes. See, there is a stretch with nice, deep shoe-sucking red mud that stains real good. I'm not sure if it's always like that, but if it is wet, your shoes will never be white again.


:lol: :lol: So true!! The gaiters I wore at the Spring Warmup in '09 were white with snowmen design. They've had a red hue since.
I'm hoping the trails are not too muddy around Creemore.
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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby Annelizabeth » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:04 am

50 km
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the viking
JD
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Maryka
Mega Mo

25 km
AirForceRunner
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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby AirForceRunner » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:23 am

50 km
West Grey Runner
UltraQueenga
the viking
JD
ActiveGEJ
Maryka
Mega Mo

25 km
AirForceRunner (downgrading to a maybe due to hip/foot issues)
Doonst
Robbie-T
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Sulphur Springs 50 miler
Dirty Girls 12 hr night run
Haliburton 100 miler (gulp!)

"Try the meditation of the trail, just walk along looking at the trail at your feet and don't look about and just fall into a trance as the ground zips by..."
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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby hezzy » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:53 am

50 km
West Grey Runner
UltraQueenga
the viking
JD
ActiveGEJ
Maryka
Mega Mo

25 km
AirForceRunner (downgrading to a maybe due to hip/foot issues)
Doonst
Robbie-T
hezzy

Met the RDs at the Harp in Niagara on the Lake this past saturday after the Niagara 50K. Looking forward to seeing them again at the race! Is anyone camping the night before?
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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby Chainsaw Baby » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:55 am

Hey Hezzy! I'm RD for Creemore. Campers include Ultra Queen and the Viking, Sharon Z (OUS Treasurer), Clay W (I think he camped last year) and Hillary from Kenya, if he can get a visa. We have been known to open the refreshments early to keep the bonfire heat from our mouths...
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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby AirForceRunner » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:20 pm

To heck with injuries...I'm back in (and registered :D ). With a 200 cap as per the registration site, there are now 3 spots left. Should be 2 soon, as I'm banking on a good friend, Andrew W., registering this afternoon.
Not to snub you Doonst, but I won't be chasing you around on this one. I need some revenge on Andrew, who beat me for only the second time when we ran Sulphur Springs. Strategy is the key.

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West Grey Runner
UltraQueenga
the viking
JD
ActiveGEJ
Maryka
Mega Mo

25 km
AirForceRunner
Doonst
Robbie-T
hezzy
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2011 Wishlist
Sulphur Springs 50 miler
Dirty Girls 12 hr night run
Haliburton 100 miler (gulp!)

"Try the meditation of the trail, just walk along looking at the trail at your feet and don't look about and just fall into a trance as the ground zips by..."
-Jack Kerouac

"I am no longer a runner, I am now a father who runs. I will let the running come to me and I will make the most of every km I am fortunate enough to receive."
-Smack

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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby AirForceRunner » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:32 pm

Chainsaw,
We have a problem. :lol:
My friend had his wife register him for the race, and she erroneously registered him for the 50 km instead of the 25 km. Is there anyway you can switch him back down to the 25? If he had to run the 50, you'd end up finding him in the fetal position halfway up the escarpment (and me as well, as I'd have to upgrade to the 50 if he can't downgrade...LOL)
His name is Andrew Wallace.

Let me know.
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2011 Wishlist
Sulphur Springs 50 miler
Dirty Girls 12 hr night run
Haliburton 100 miler (gulp!)

"Try the meditation of the trail, just walk along looking at the trail at your feet and don't look about and just fall into a trance as the ground zips by..."
-Jack Kerouac

"I am no longer a runner, I am now a father who runs. I will let the running come to me and I will make the most of every km I am fortunate enough to receive."
-Smack

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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby HCcD » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:36 pm

AirForceRunner wrote:Chainsaw,
We have a problem. :lol:
My friend had his wife register him for the race, and she erroneously registered him for the 50 km instead of the 25 km. Is there anyway you can switch him back down to the 25? If he had to run the 50, you'd end up finding him in the fetal position halfway up the escarpment (and me as well, as I'd have to upgrade to the 50 if he can't downgrade...LOL)
His name is Andrew Wallace.

Let me know.


Wonder if his wife just purchased a life insurance policy for (err, on) him ?? :think: :think:
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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby AirForceRunner » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:42 pm

HCmD wrote:
AirForceRunner wrote:Chainsaw,
We have a problem. :lol:
My friend had his wife register him for the race, and she erroneously registered him for the 50 km instead of the 25 km. Is there anyway you can switch him back down to the 25? If he had to run the 50, you'd end up finding him in the fetal position halfway up the escarpment (and me as well, as I'd have to upgrade to the 50 if he can't downgrade...LOL)
His name is Andrew Wallace.

Let me know.


Wonder if his wife just purchased a life insurance policy for (err, on) him ?? :think: :think:


Y'know something Andy.....that might just be right. :lol: :lol:
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2011 Wishlist
Sulphur Springs 50 miler
Dirty Girls 12 hr night run
Haliburton 100 miler (gulp!)

"Try the meditation of the trail, just walk along looking at the trail at your feet and don't look about and just fall into a trance as the ground zips by..."
-Jack Kerouac

"I am no longer a runner, I am now a father who runs. I will let the running come to me and I will make the most of every km I am fortunate enough to receive."
-Smack

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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby AirForceRunner » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:31 am

Shoe question.
How gnarly are the trails at CVC? My reason for asking is that while I have some very nice trail shoes, I just LOOVE running in my racing flats. Its all I usually run in.
Would I survive running in these? Grip is not an issue.....its the rock/root profile I'm looking for.
Thanks.
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2011 Wishlist
Sulphur Springs 50 miler
Dirty Girls 12 hr night run
Haliburton 100 miler (gulp!)

"Try the meditation of the trail, just walk along looking at the trail at your feet and don't look about and just fall into a trance as the ground zips by..."
-Jack Kerouac

"I am no longer a runner, I am now a father who runs. I will let the running come to me and I will make the most of every km I am fortunate enough to receive."
-Smack

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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby b_squared » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:16 am

AirForceRunner wrote:....its the rock/root profile I'm looking for.


sticks and stones will break your bones.. :lol:

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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby Doonst » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:00 pm

AirForceRunner wrote:Shoe question.
How gnarly are the trails at CVC? My reason for asking is that while I have some very nice trail shoes, I just LOOVE running in my racing flats. Its all I usually run in.
Would I survive running in these? Grip is not an issue.....its the rock/root profile I'm looking for.
Thanks.

If only that question was asked and answered slightly higher on this same page. :lol:
I think the consensus is that it is a mixed bag, and you could choose either and still they would be appropriate for half the course. I think I'll decide depending on how wet its been by race day.
next up:


This broken wing will fly again
One fine day
This blackbird's mute gonna sing again
One fine day

So all you sinners come out
And all you drunkards crawl out
Come into the light of one fine day

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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby AirForceRunner » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:29 pm

Doonst wrote:
AirForceRunner wrote:Shoe question.
How gnarly are the trails at CVC? My reason for asking is that while I have some very nice trail shoes, I just LOOVE running in my racing flats. Its all I usually run in.
Would I survive running in these? Grip is not an issue.....its the rock/root profile I'm looking for.
Thanks.

If only that question was asked and answered slightly higher on this same page. :lol:
I think the consensus is that it is a mixed bag, and you could choose either and still they would be appropriate for half the course. I think I'll decide depending on how wet its been by race day.


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Sulphur Springs 50 miler
Dirty Girls 12 hr night run
Haliburton 100 miler (gulp!)

"Try the meditation of the trail, just walk along looking at the trail at your feet and don't look about and just fall into a trance as the ground zips by..."
-Jack Kerouac

"I am no longer a runner, I am now a father who runs. I will let the running come to me and I will make the most of every km I am fortunate enough to receive."
-Smack

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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby Robbie-T » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:31 pm

Doonst wrote:
AirForceRunner wrote:Shoe question.
How gnarly are the trails at CVC? My reason for asking is that while I have some very nice trail shoes, I just LOOVE running in my racing flats. Its all I usually run in.
Would I survive running in these? Grip is not an issue.....its the rock/root profile I'm looking for.
Thanks.

If only that question was asked and answered slightly higher on this same page. :lol:
I think the consensus is that it is a mixed bag, and you could choose either and still they would be appropriate for half the course. I think I'll decide depending on how wet its been by race day.


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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby Doonst » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:13 pm

Robbie-T wrote:You need a ride up Doonst?

I dunno how long I'd wanna hang around waiting for you to finish... :shifty:
Sounds like old times, I'll ask the boss if the crew is coming.
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This broken wing will fly again
One fine day
This blackbird's mute gonna sing again
One fine day

So all you sinners come out
And all you drunkards crawl out
Come into the light of one fine day

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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby jdbegin » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:21 pm

I thought I would share this nice elevation profile I got last year:

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Not too many flat sections, now are there? Make sure you do your hill workouts!

See you next weekend!
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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby Doonst » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:49 pm

It doesn't look that bad if you change the scale
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except for all that red and purple
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This broken wing will fly again
One fine day
This blackbird's mute gonna sing again
One fine day

So all you sinners come out
And all you drunkards crawl out
Come into the light of one fine day

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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby Annelizabeth » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:53 pm

Well I have done one hill workout... i'm good to go right??

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Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Postby Robbie-T » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:20 am

What app did you track that with Doonst?

I need to find me some purple.
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