Monday, July 2, 2007

It's CCC!


I'll jump back on the 100 mile horse with CCC 100. While more difficult than WS 100 at least I won't have to deal with the altitude. Looks like I'll need to spend a few hours on the stairmaster at the gym for all the climbing that this event throws at you. At least I'll be able to train on the actual trail the race is run on. Race day is Aug 25. My application hit the mail today.
The Cascade Crest 100 takes place in the scenic central Cascade mountains of Washington State. The course is mostly single track including a long section on the famous Pacific Crest Trail. Elevations range from 2,200 to 5,500 ft and the total elevation gain is over 21,000 ft.
The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live!

21 comments:

Backofpack said...

Oh, baby, more fantastic and fun crewing! I love crewing at CCC!

olga said...

Ha! See ya in less than 8 weeks? Oh, and help out with marking the rope section, will ya, I got Rob lost there last year:) And, yeah, add more downhill training too, just in case for the later miles to pump some quad. And try to eat whole foods between fuel drinks too - rumor is it helps digestion, and I am going to try as well.
Fun!

robtherunner said...

I am excited as well. Let me know what your schedule looks like. FYI, the Seattle Running Co. is doing the White River training runs this Sunday and next Sunday. We really should try to fit Mt. Peak in 4-6 times before CCC. We can pound out those quads to help aid along with the stairmaster. Just a few thoughts.

Jon said...

Way to get back on that 100 mile horse!

Jack said...

Sounds good, can't wait to follow your journey!

aquaasho said...

It's on the same weekend as the Ultra Trail Tour du Mont Blanc (which I did last year) and my husband is doing this year. Best of luck with that Eric!

Wes said...

Woo hoo! Game one!!

Wes said...

I meant on!!! of course ;-)

Annette said...

No rest for you, huh? Good luck, I hope you get in. Sounds like an intense course!

Hope to run into you at R2P. It looks like we have the same start time! I'm nervous about the mileage that weekend, but this will be nothing for you! :)

Jenny, Maniac #401 said...

Yeah Eric! I think that is FANTASTIC! I was going to help at an aid station I think for CCC. I hope it is still on! Happy hill running, up and down!
Jenny
I won't be running or walking hills here in Dallas/FT. Worth....it is FLAT!!!!!

GotLegs! said...

Let me know when you want to hit the CCC course.

*tc

Meghan said...

I knew it! I knew it! The bug has bitten and you are smitten!

Hee hee!

Meghan
www.running-blogs.com/meghan

runliarun said...

So you do not need to deal with the elevation, just with the elevation gain. Hmmmm. I'm not sure which I would go for. But then, I am used to the altitude, it is the every day thing.

Sarah said...

Yay!! : )

wendy said...

very exciting times for you, my friend. I don't understand what you mean when you say you'll take a CCF anytime? 'member you have to talk S-L-O-W-L-Y for some of us. =)

Randy said...

Good luck on the CCC!!!!! Keep your legs strong and train well.

Darrell said...

That didn't take long! Will you give WS another try some day?

Ryan said...

NICE!! Sounds like a good idea to me....since you already have the traninig done why not jump in to CCC100! Good luck!

shawn said...

Looks like there's some sort of bug going around...I caught it too. ;)

I think we're going to see a leaner, MEANer Eric at CCC! You'll kill the beast this time.

Dori said...

Well heck, why not. You've got all that training in you. Do they have a cool belt buckle too?

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