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Red Bull Trail Daze at Palos...

Anybody thinking of doing this? I might go. Not sure what the different choices are all about, but I'll probably do the hardest one, which I think is the shortest also. Bigger hills or obstacles I would imagine.

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Cool event.

Unfortunately my Kona is basically dead for now. The front forks are like Eejeremy's ZX6R forks...leaky as fak!
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Cool event.

Unfortunately my Kona is basically dead for now. The front forks are like Eejeremy's ZX6R forks...leaky as fak!
it's not a mountain bike race. It's a trail run

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it's not a mountain bike race. It's a trail run
baaaaaaaaaLOLOL I just clicked the link, saw the pics, and closed it LOL I would still probably lose to Ken if he ran and I rode! LOL

I'm not even sure I could run 7 miles let alone on a trail. I'll see how the 5K goes on Thanksgiving first :P
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Damn that would be crazy. I'd love to do that ... but I'd die after 4 miles.
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7 miles is supposedly the longest one, no idea on the other distances but they are shorter, but harder, so I'm guessing more hills or something.

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It's in the "non moto related hobbies" forum! Too many motorcycle guys on this site.

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It does sound pretty tempting to do the Medium course just for the challenge. 5-6 miles on paved road would kick my ass right now so on a trail it would be even more interesting.

Heck you get a free Red Bull beanie!!
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I will probably opt for the hardest one. I'm stupid like that.

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I just signed up. Hope it's fun.

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I just signed up. Hope it's fun.
Good luck and I am sure it will be a blast. I will run 4-5miles in the morning in honor of the race :P
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How did it go? Well, I'll tell you. I think I could have stayed in bed today.

I get there at 8:15 (race starts at 9) thinking there would be plenty of parking, but no go, so I had to park at the further lot and walk down. I brought all my stuff to wear and left whatever I didn't wear in Todd's truck, including my keys, who was parked right next to the race. I decide to roll with spandex (imagine that) and a T shirt, because once I start I am always hot. I was freezing before the start, as it was about 30 degrees, but once we started I was fine.

We roll out towards the front, the pace was quick, and I was around 6:30 or so I think at first. They had 3 choices for trails to run, each supposedly the same approximate time to finish, but different lengths and difficulty. They wouldn't tell us the lengths, except we knew the longest easiest one was 7 miles. I figured if they had around the same finish times and fast dudes are running 5 minute miles, a good finish time would be around 35-40 minutes. I figured for the hardest course it would be about 4 miles and some change to equal out time wise. I planned my running pace for that, and figured no longer than 5 miles at most.

I'm doing pretty well at around the 4 mile mark, and I thought it should be coming to an end soon, so I tried to pick it up a bit for the finish. We funnel back onto the main trail after all the hard stuff and there was this girl steering people to turn back into the forest again. I follow her instructions, only to find out after a bit that I am doing the exact same section I just did! All the frickin' hills again! What a jackass.

After that I just did what I could, because I wound up doing over 6 miles with all the hills too, and obviously my results won't matter at this point anyways. I get back to the finish chute and look for Todd, who I'm sure made it back before I did with my extra distance. He is nowhere to be found. I walk over to his truck, it is no longer there. Not terribly concerned at this point yet, I walk around a bit waiting for him to turn up. No luck.

After over an hour of walking around freezing my dick off covered in frozen sweat, I am trying to think of a plan to get to work, or my car keys. I don't know Todd's number by heart either, which makes it difficult. I walked up to the Red Bull girls and asked to borrow a phone, and of course the HOTTEST one offered hers up. Despite the cold, she still must have been impressed.

I call Scott, and my wife, neither answered. I thought I was going to be jogging another 10 miles to the nearest McDonald's to wait, when Todd pulls back into the lot. He said he didn't know my keys were in his truck. What a douche!

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That sucks.

But at least you got a workout in and the Red Bull chick was impressed with your spandex!
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And I got a Red Bull beanie! Nobody can say I don't try though. Average HR was 185, and pace for the whole deal was 8:05. I guess not too bad.

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Ken what is your resting HR?


I don't track or have a method to record my own, but man those look high. Maybe I'm wrong, but wondering if 185 is your average what % is that? Like 85% or something? The only thing I've done is those stupid sensors on some stationary bikes.

Avg HR: 185 bpm
Max HR: 195 bpm


related note: I saw Garmin Forerunner 405s for about 175 at Costco today.

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Ken what is your resting HR?


I don't track or have a method to record my own, but man those look high. Maybe I'm wrong, but wondering if 185 is your average what % is that? Like 85% or something? The only thing I've done is those stupid sensors on some stationary bikes.

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related note: I saw Garmin Forerunner 405s for about 175 at Costco today.
Not sure exactly, but around 45 or so. I have recorded 205 before in a mountain bike race, but nothing much over 201 lately. I think I was very dehydrated that day or something. Once you get a HR monitor you will be obsessed with stats as I am. But they do help your training if you use them correctly.

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I was there about 2:00, and I was friggin cold, dunno how you managed at 8:00 am you had to be a freezing your ass off.

Nice Job on the run!


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I was there about 2:00, and I was friggin cold, dunno how you managed at 8:00 am you had to be a freezing your ass off.

Nice Job on the run!
Yeah, I was cold initially waiting to start, and then afterwards I redefined cold when I was all sweaty looking for Todd, but during the race I was actually hot. We had to dodge a few riders on the trails, and I kept thinking how much I would rather be riding instead of running. Thanks!

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looks like you still had enough left in the tank to pick up the pace at the end, that average HR makes my chest hurt... and yes riding was awesome yesterday, I was cold afterward too but it didn't last long- sounds like you got your ass kicked by the cold. i'll give you $40 for the red bull chicks number.

here is where I rode, pretty good elevation gain for only 50min of riding.
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Lol sounds like a mess. You should have gave me a call. I could have helped you out. I was right there doing computrainer.

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looks like you still had enough left in the tank to pick up the pace at the end, that average HR makes my chest hurt... and yes riding was awesome yesterday, I was cold afterward too but it didn't last long- sounds like you got your ass kicked by the cold. i'll give you $40 for the red bull chicks number.

here is where I rode, pretty good elevation gain for only 50min of riding.
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That doesn't look like a bad place for climbing drills. Ima gonna check that place out tomorrow.

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Lol sounds like a mess. You should have gave me a call. I could have helped you out. I was right there doing computrainer.
I didn't have a phone, nor anybody's number memorized. I would have just called Todd if I knew his number.

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So where is this Todd guy now? LOL
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Suddenly, your buddy who runs with his iPhone doesn't look so stupid now....does he? lol lol

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