Post by trailrunnernovice on Jun 14, 2017 12:49:49 GMT -8
How is the canyon meadows trail runs, it is a rough or very technical one? I have done few half marathon mostly on flat surfaces and I signed up for a 30k on this course. Anything to watch out for? Will this race have many people? I like some people on the trail, not so deserted.. I am not a fast pacer, 15 min mile is what i do on trails, sometimes even slower if there are lot of speep inclines. Please let me know as I will use the data to downgrade if necessary
Hi.. Look at the course information tab on the race website. the 30K race has total elevation gain of 2014 feet. That is definitely significant for someone who is not used to running on inclines. The tab also has information about %concrete track, dirt road and asphalt. Do make a decision based on that info.
Like you I am also used to lot of flat half marathons. I run an average of 10min pace of most flat races. I signed up for half marathon in this race which shows an elevation gain of 1534 feet.But, I am confident I can manage with run/walk combination.
Post by trailrunnernovice on Jun 15, 2017 11:58:38 GMT -8
The elevation chart is incorrect I think. the 30k is half marathon + 5k, and both are independent course. so larger of half marathn and 5 mile should be elevation gain for 30k. not sure why they added it up.
Distance Elevation Gain Single Track Dirt Road Asphalt 5 mi 480' 19% 81% 0% Half Marathon 1,534' 39% 59% 2% 30 Km 2,014' 34% 65% 1% Marathon 3,068' 39% 59% 2% 50 Km 3,548' 36% 62% 2%
They are not really independent courses. The last part of half marathon is merging on to the 5 mile course. The 5 mile course looks like a loop with most of the trail same going forward and back. For the 30K, you need to complete the half marathon(pink line) and then go reverse on same course and complete yellow loop. 30 km = 18.6 miles. which is adding the half 13.1 and 5 miler approximately. I think that is why they added the elevation since you are basically doing both the courses in succession