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<span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">Posted by Batmomm in her Umstead report in the "Finish Line" forum, describing the pre-race scene:</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">"This was a small marathon, less than 200 people so there weren't the host of people that I'm fairly certain I can beat <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Nope these were "runner" looking people, trail runner people, lean, mean fit looking people.</span> WTF was I doing there?"</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">(emphasis added)</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">Yeah, that's right. We're bad. Best watch out, yo.</span></span>
 

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<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> If that's you in your avatar, you're no fatboy!
 

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No Offense to Brennen but.. seriously... Brennen sure can haul some ass<br><br>
By the way Brennen... you gotta sit down around the fire for some Long Trail with Run Long and I at the end of Pittsfield Peaks... It looks like you know how to throw down <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Beer ... therein lies my problem.<br><br>
Might be good to have some of this, too, post-race at PP:<br><br><a href="http://www.peakbrewing.com/" target="_blank">http://www.peakbrewing.com/</a>
 

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I was at a 12 mile trail race last fall, and I overheard someone making a similar comment, something along the lines of, all of these people look like they can actually finish the distance, unlike at other races. I wouldn't really know, since all I ever run are trail races or ultras, but as a female, 5'10", 162 pounds, I definitely wouldn't put myself in the "lean and mean" category. But if anybody wants to think of me that way, I'm more than happy to let them!
 

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Amen to that!<br><br>
P.S. BeardoBees, we've actually met. We ran half of lap 1 at the Fingerlakes 50's together. I think I was calling you Joe because I had misheard you introducing yourself to someone named Joe. Anway, glad to see you signed up for Pittsfield, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Brennen</span>. I'll be happy to compare myself to a top-notch Wasatch finisher, and I'll bring the homebrew round for the campfire.
 

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I haul mine around all the time.
 

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I'll show up with some nice ones, Paul--unless I end up drinking them all at Bel Monte or Bear Mountain or Massanutten. ...<br><br>
I'm actually most excited about Pittsfield Peaks. I've run Massanutten a couple times, train at Bear Mountain often enough, and just praying I make it through Bel Monte next week, so PP has me really excited. I'll be camping both nights; hope you and SJ can hang around till Sunday morning to get a little of the legs back and sober up.
 

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Brennen, I'm pumped to see the MMT course. I was down there for Hellgate and loved the area. I will say, though, that for all the elevation you get in the GW forest hills, Pittsfield is steeper. Same long climbs, but instead of Virginia's runnable slopes that you could probably get a forest service truck up, Pittsfield is just nasty steep in a lot of places. It can be killer going up or going down. The Peaks race should be a true challenge.
 
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