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Anyone here running Seneca Creek this year, besides me and the great Turtley one?
 

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i had to bow out, <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> i am really bummed. Had a nice email exchange with the RD, such a good guy. Have a great race!!!!!! I hope the conditions are better than last year <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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You'll be missed!<br><br>
I'm hoping one of the "locals" will catch this thread, and give us some warning if conditions are anything like they were last year. I'll need to know if I should bring skates.
 

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i think it was a mix of freak occurrences that caused the trail conditions of last year. The year before, it was a perfect day, a bit cold, but perfect, nevertheless. It is a gorgeous and fun to run course, i hope you get to see it in all its glory, because last year was not a good representation. 2006, the course was quite dry, not a drop of mud and the water crossings were a joke.
 

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Should be a good time...
 

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I'll be there. Sorry to hear you're not running it Meredith.<br><br>
There was no way to predict last year's conditions. That was just freaky. A day or two before and the trail was fine. I'll chime in as we get closer to the date.
 

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Woo-hoo! Cool!<br>
Despite the first 15 miles of ice, and the last 15 miles of mud. . . it was a BLAST! It would just be nice to be prepared for it this time!
 

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I know. I am bummed, but i have a really heavy race schedule this year and i really need to limit my time off of work. I work Fridays and Saturdays, so i really need to pick and choose what i take time off for <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I hope everyone has a fabulous race!!!!!!!! Except for last year's freak trail conditions, it is an incredible race, a great course, extremely scenic, great volunteers, and a whole lotta fun <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Heh! I wrote down Seneca Creek as a possibility, but I'm already doing the HAT Run at the end of March and don't know if running both is realistic or smart. (These would be only ultras #2 and #3 for me!)<br><br>
It's easy getting caught up in this scene, but, as I'm turning 50 in March, I think I might try being conservative for a change ... and do only the HAT Run.<br><br>
Lord help me once I get a few more of these things under my belt!
 

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When is Seneca Creek? Is there a shorter distance option? That is right by my cousin's place.
 

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there is a marathon option... I think you should come!!!
 

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March 1st. . .you should come do it. Fun race, well directed, and very inexpensive ($20).
 

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Hmmm... seriously thinking about it if my cousin is cool with me crashing at her house. A marathon on trails = the 20 easy on roads my training schedule calls for, right? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Who sponsors it? MCRRC or another organization?
 

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Exactly. And we won't tell you that the actual marathon distance is on the high side of 27 miles, probably more like 28. It is indeed MCRRC that puts it on. You should do it!
 

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Yes, the marathon is about 28 miles and the 50K is about 34.
 

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Anyone over there been on the trails lately? I'm assuming all of last week's mess is melted. Looks like we're in for some last minute rain on Friday night though.
 

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Good thing Turtles are equipped with mud feet!!!!<br><br>
Looking forward to it!
 

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Jesse you should come out! I have not been out to the trail since last weekend, and it was frozen but decent then. There's a fair chance of rain tomorrow PM so it should be good and sloppy, but at least no post-holing like last year. Have a good race everyone.
 
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