North Face Endurance Challenge San Francisco

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Jul 2012
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BlueWombat
having failed at Picnic, I am thinking I should prepare for this one. But how to train for hills when you live in East Anglia?

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5:08pm, 16 Jul 2012
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Frobester
Find some tower blocks in Bedford, or Luton. Or share the petrol money with me for a trip to Wales/Peak District/Lake District/South Downs/anywhere else than East Anglia.

I was once in the Romney Marsh Mountain Rescue Team. They was 'ard.
Jul 2012
5:40pm, 16 Jul 2012
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Phoenix Lesley
That's a tough one BW have you ever visited San Francisco ?
Jul 2012
5:44pm, 16 Jul 2012
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BlueWombat
Yes, PL, I lived in Berkeley for a while, so (stupidly) I know what I am letting myself in for ... ran the Dipsea trail as part of the Stinson Beach Marathon a few years ago, but that was when i was more used to inclines!
Jul 2012
5:49pm, 16 Jul 2012
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Fenland Runner
I hope the elevation is feet! If it is metres OMG :-O
Jul 2012
5:51pm, 16 Jul 2012
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BlueWombat
yes, it's feet FR ("English Units"?! as they call them). But even 1/3 of OMG is bad enough for me.
Jul 2012
7:24pm, 16 Jul 2012
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Fenland Runner
1,000 feet is NICE, a 1,000 metres is OMFG 'oxygen mask please'
Dec 2012
7:53pm, 2 Dec 2012
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BlueWombat
it was tough. Don't know what the total ascent/descent was, but somewhere around 6000' I reckon. Made worse by mud mud mud, lots of folk slip sliding away on the uphills, struggling to crawl just to get traction. Fortunately my inov8s did the trick.

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