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I finally took the time the other night to price out the cost of going to Tahoe for 10 days to try and run the Tahoe Triple and i can't effin afford it. I guess I was naive in how much the flight and hotel would cost me.<br><br>
Oh well, time to find another race. I was thinking of trying the 50 Miler in Houston but now I can't find the link to the race.
 

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That's too bad. Tahoe Triple's a great race. 10 days would be a big vacation, but<br>
did you look into just 5 days, flying into Reno (on, say, southwest)? Rooms can be<br>
found at about $60/night or less. That'll even give you a couple days at altitude,<br>
which would be sufficient for most since the highest point is about 7200 ft and most<br>
is in the mid 6000s.<br><br>
Does this have the Texas 50 you're talking about: <a href="http://www.tejastrails.com/" target="_blank">http://www.tejastrails.com/</a> ?
 

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Thanks for the ideas Formationflier. Since I live in the lowlands of America I figured I would need several days before the race to try and get used to the altitude so that was why I was going to take 10 days out there. I might do a little more research about staying a little farther out from the lake itself but I have no clue how far would be to far to deal with driving before and after marathons for 3 straight days.<br><br>
The race was called the Sunmart 50 and it was in Houston. Hopefully it is still around.
 

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Hey Kimba,<br>
I don't think I can get in shape for a 100 miler. I want to try and get through a 50 miler first.
 

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The Sunmart 50 is on the Rocky Raccoon course, usually in December. Most is still<br>
TBD, but you should eventually be able to link to the race from the Hill Country<br>
Trail Runners website: <a href="http://www.hillcountrytrailrunners.com/hctr_cal_race.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.hillcountrytrailrunners.c...cal_race.shtml</a><br>
on the calendar in the December section.<br><br>
As far as Tahoe Triple goes, I live at sea level also - I stayed at the Race Hotel<br>
for $55/night (I think it was the Horizon Hotel and Casino). The neighboring hotels<br>
had similar deals. Those casino hotels tend to be pretty cheap, especially when you<br>
take the race's room block and it's not in ski season. Southwest into Reno is generally<br>
pretty cheap as well.<br><br>
I arrived two days early and just jogged around a bit in the<br>
higher elevations. I had to slow down quite a bit for a day or so, but the altitude<br>
wasn't high enough to cause any major problems. You'll just have to go slightly<br>
slower than your sea level pace.
 
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