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From the daily archives: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

For this year’s Lionheart race, TeamHalfwayThere.com fielded three, 3 person coed teams. I was fortunate enough to be racing with Jen and Jeremy again. It was great seeing Doug Crytzer, and as always he puts on an incredible event. This years race was a modified Rogaine format. You choose which points to get while following a general overall route by, with, through and around Ohiopyle State park. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Doug surprised us this year with a short prologue up to the campground entrance and back. Then a quick TA to our bikes and we rode straight up Sugarloaf Mountain. About 1100′ to 2800′, as fast or slow as you raced ;) Another TA, drop the bikes and run 9 miles, mostly downhill to the Yough River and the put it for the Duckies. Paddle downriver for a few hours and the takeout was just downriver from the central TA. Out of the boats, in to TA and get on the rappelling kit. Jog over to the bridge, do the rap and hoof it back to the TA. At this point we are about 6.5 hours into the race, feeling good and staying competitive. Chaussures Under Armour Pas Cher Time to do the Mount Laurel trail. Fast forward about 1.5 hours, and I am not feeling well. Let me surmise this trail: 1100′ to 2500′ to 1250′ to 2600′ to 1500′ to 2600 (ish)’ again. In about 8 miles. Did I mention I wasn’t feeling well? Wow, I was completely in the hurt locker. Jermey and Jen ended up grabbing my pack on portions of those uphills, they are both animals! Next, it was off the trail, through a small town and down to the Yough (1200′). Cross the Yough (straight across, we don’t need no stinkin’ bridges!) and about 7 miles up (the way we came down earlier) returning to our bikes (back up and over 2800′) on Sugarloaf mountain. Anyone see a trend here?!?! Ultimately, as the sun was disappearing and we were seeing our bikes again I believe we had logged a total of 31 miles on foot. Time to bike. We set off on the bikes with a good plan for all the points provided we could find a feasible way to hit CP12. We didn’t. CP 12 was dropped, we got the rest of the bike CP’s and I managed to convince myself we should see the top of another 2600′ mountain. Nike 2017 Pas Cher We did fall into some unmarked trails, got back to the the final first/last bike CP and descended the mountain back to the central TA. nike air max 2017 dames Rood We checked in, and I was completely destroyed. Peyton Manning Tennessee Football Jerseys Jeremy and Jen were very understanding. As I dry heaved (nausea x 10 hours, nearly 0 food, alternating hot sweats and chills) Jeremy laid out a tarp. I stammered something about this not being a 5 minute TA and he looked at me and said, “I know.” The tarp was for the sick guy to crash on. I grabbed a fleece blanket, and passed out. In a few short minutes, Jeremy woke me up. I asked him how long I had been asleep, he replied, “19 minutes.” “19 minutes?” “No, 90 minutes!” Ugh!!! They wanted to keep racing. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren rood I didn’t. nike air zoom schoenen I changed my mind, and we went off to bag a few more points. Two very painful bike points later (with a lot of them pushing and pulling me), and we were on our way back to the finish. Yeah, all done. Nike Air Max 2016 Heren blauw A special thanks to Doug Crytzer at American Adventure Sports for his direct sponsorship for his events. Doug – we couldn’t do this at the level we do without your assistance. Additionally, all our other sponsors, friends and families – without your help, acceptance of our addiction to this sport, and understanding we wouldn’t be out here doing this. Nike Flyknit Donna Thanks!!! See you outside.