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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I did WHAT?

I just volunteered to pace Pam Smith at Western States! Guess I should check to see when that is... [June 26]

And considering I have to do something stupid to jumpstart my training: the Brickyard Hill 6 Hour Challenge will be this Saturday. $1 entry fee, winner takes all.

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People are taking the run seriously and I'm not sure if the hill's even runnable right now! I'll be there at 9 AM (it's cold; I start late). The record for most times up and down the hill in 6 hours is 28, done by me last summer - that's 22.5 miles. I expect to do much less than half that Saturday.

How to get to the Brickyard hill: In St. Paul, take Plato Blvd. to Water Street and follow along the river. Just before the old wooden trestle (where the road becomes Lilydale Rd.), there's a parking lot on the left. 1/4 mile on the trail and you're at the base of the hill.

Top of hill approach: there's an opening in the fence at the intersection of Annapolis Street and Hwy 13 (Cherokee Blvd.), right at the city border. 1/4 mile along the trail is the top of the hill.

There's no aid. Or bathrooms.
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And, if you're new to this blog, I apologize for the comments on this so far.

7 comments:

Londell said...

If I stop by and pay the $1 can I feel good about not doing it?

ShutUpandRun said...

You are a crazy man. Pam Smith??? She's just another Betty Stubble. You can kick her ass.

Clair said...

My dear friend, Beth at ShutUpandRun suggested I come on board. A year ago I didn't know what Badwater was, now you are one of my heroes. Betty Stubble?! - got one.

olga said...

Hold onto your panties!!

Pam said...

I am psyched to have you on board, but did I just get called a porn star??? Well, then, I guess I am with Olga!

SteveQ said...

Wow, did this go weird...

Rachael said...

Thanks for the spelling correction, I actually suck big time at most things in life and spelling tops the list. Blogger hid my spell check from me ... so I'm screwed.