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Cartersville, Georgia
United FREAKIN' States BABY!!! GO NAVY!!!
Georgia Ultrarunning & Trailrunning Society
50F / 10C
Precipitation
Total Time = 1h 58m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I wasn't really sure how long it would take to get to the park and knew parking was very limited so I left at 0600. Race started at 0830.

Pulled into a gas station outside the park around 0630 to throw down a deuce. Picked up a bottle of gatorade and.... a copy of BUSTED!!! i've never seen this before. its a newspapaer type deal that shows all the arrests in several north georgia counties over the past week or two. i was planning on watching one of the kiddos movies while waiting for the race to start, but this might work instead. and only 1 dollar! the nice lady behind the counter gave me the low-down... she enjoys reading BUSTED because she gets to see what her high school friends are up to. she also let me know i was lucky to get a copy because they sell out pretty quick.

this is gonna be a good day.

got to the race site, asked the parking guy if i was the first. he said nope, at least one other person admitted they were a racer not a volunteer. no trouble parking.

threw in robin hood (old disney version.. best version) and just hung out. the lot filled awfully quick. good call getting here early.




Event warmup:

i've been in GA about a year and a half but haven't met to many BT folks. that changed quick this morning. met a whole pile of em'. and they are just as awesome in person as they are up here on BT. but, someone needs to buy them all a steak, 5 pounds of potatoes and a couple kegs... they're a bunch of skinny stick figures!!!


Run
  • 1h 58m
  • 11.5 miles
  • 10m 16s  min/mile
Comments:

man, this was a fun race. i've run part of the course one time a few months ago so i didn't really know what to expect. i figured just hang out towards the back then slowly move up if i felt good.

the plan seemed to work. i don't think i got passed at all the last several miles. that's pretty cool. i let it fly on the downhill sections... perhaps not the smartest but i didn't really care, it was too much fun.

almost fell over while talking with mrs brown dog. but other than that, no issues falling down, tripping , etc...




What would you do differently?:

run more. run up on those trails more. lose some weight.

it poured the night before and was raining when i left for the race so we decided i'd go solo with no better half and kiddos. i hate that, but probably smart never having raced here before and the weather. next year though....
Post race
Warm down:

ate a big plate of awesome eggs and biscuits. walked around. found out there was a raffle tent. i won a cool ass coffee cup! tracked down chris to say whats up. great guy, again just like on here.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my beer gut. checked in north of 230 today.

Event comments:

This was easily one of the funnest races i've done. i freakin' love running in the woods! sold out in 2 hours this years, i bet even faster next year.






Last updated: 2011-11-18 12:00 AM
Running
01:58:00 | 11.5 miles | 10m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: trails. first 3 miles were relatively flat. then it got hilly. some single track but for the the majority of it there was plenty of room.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2012-02-05 1:05 PM

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2012-02-05 2:30 PM
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Great rr!!  Looks like a fun day.....love the pic!
2012-02-05 3:16 PM
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Congratulations! I love it "Busted"! What a great way to get psyche up! Really though, you are running so well and having fun too! It sounds like you had a great time!! Nice race report and picture too : )
2012-02-05 3:30 PM
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You're wearing COMPRESSION SOCKS??????? 

Busted.

2012-02-05 3:37 PM
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Great way to kick off your season!  Can't wait to see what's yet to come.

Busted - ha!  Only you.

2012-02-05 5:00 PM
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Sounds like a fun day! Great job out there in the woods, John!


2012-02-05 5:00 PM
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Awesome! You are so crazy.
2012-02-05 5:24 PM
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Compresssion socks and an EN guy too....... You changed man.... Ha nice run.
2012-02-05 6:04 PM
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Great pic!  Great RR!  Stick figures - good one.
2012-02-05 7:55 PM
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ok...I laughed at your stick figure comment because I know I am one!  A few of of stick figures were talking about loosing the holiday weight...LOL.

Nice race...I went out slow and got slower!  Ugh.  Good for you for finishing strong.  Looks like you enjoyed one of the best trail races in GA.  Look forward to see you at the tri races.

2012-02-05 9:46 PM
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Hey, I hope you weren't referring to me as one of the skinny stick figures even.....  I've been trying to put on some weight.  I won (well was one of the last people still in the raffle area) so scored an 8pack of chocolate moon pies, so working on it.  Steak and potatoes sounds good too.

Dude, what a good time this morning, hitting the trails sure is a blast.  The Ga BT crowd is a pretty friendly group of folks and fun to see at the races.



2012-02-05 10:15 PM
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Sounds like fun, glad you didn't run up against any of the "Busted" characters in the woods!
2012-02-05 10:29 PM
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Well done! Great RR as always!
2012-02-05 11:20 PM
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Nice socks!  Congrats on a great race.  Love me some "Busted"!  It's work-related reading material for me - kinda like a preview of next week's court.
2012-02-06 8:12 AM
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It was very nice to meet you!   Score on the Moonpies!  Maybe next year I can run with you a while.  : )

When you said "Busted," I was thinking it was a whole other kind of magazine.  Ha! 

2012-02-06 9:39 AM
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Mrs. brown_dog_us - 2012-02-06 9:12 AM

It was very nice to meet you!   Score on the Moonpies!  Maybe next year I can run with you a while.  : )

When you said "Busted," I was thinking it was a whole other kind of magazine.  Ha! 

Ok, so it wasn't just me thinking that.

Nice race John, and even nicer socks!



2012-02-06 2:04 PM
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Damn I guess I've been around Tony for too long b/c I had the same thought about your mag choice.  LOL  Great race - trail running is fun!!!!
2012-02-06 8:53 PM
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Nice race! Busted...ha!

The BT crew is a good one. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

2012-02-07 5:52 PM
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We all know you too well.  There is no way John can say "BUSTED" and us not think the same thing.  The man's signature was BOOBS for goodness sake!!!
2012-02-07 7:34 PM
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B U S T E D!!!!   buahahahaha!   classic.  The demographics are a lil' different there then here...just sayin'! HA!  

Great RR as always my brutha! Way to get your Trail Run On!  Jack's face... priceless!

2012-02-07 7:52 PM
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im so high


2012-02-08 6:36 PM
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Glad to meet you, mate...

You're the, like, photographer laureate on BT..
2012-02-10 12:28 PM
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Fun is what matters.  Awesome.
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