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Barkley marathons....

Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
I know at some point there was a discussion going about the documentary on Netflix. This year one guy finished. One guy kinda finished, just 6 seconds late and coming from the wrong direction. 60 hours and 6 seconds later and still humble. This confirms it for me that Canadians just don't feel anger.
M_WareGasBombMartinAaronWebsteyAdrienneCraig DccochraneHSeeley14rangamelTad_MachrowiczGrantInSLC

Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though

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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    We start feeling anger once the playoffs start next week. I've watched the Barkley documentary on Netflix. It's nuts.
    MartinfyrehaarCraig DHensatcTad_Machrowicz
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    neil5youngneil5young Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    That dude is a triathlete (EMJ Team) so that's kinda awesome.
    M_WareAaronWebsteyCraig D

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    Brent_RBrent_R Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    I'm tempted to try the Barkley on the "sacrificial lamb" plan, but then I put down my crack pipe.
    M_WareGasBombAaronWebsteyCraig DTad_MachrowiczKenElPescadoPelado
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    maggierumaggieru Member, Pro Triathlete
    Watched the documentary this weekend. The craziest thing in my mind is that 1/3 or so of each 20 mile loop is off the beaten path so you literally have to use a compass and map in your delirious to figure out where you are going. How more people don't end up lost in the woods attempting it is beyond me.

    Highly recommend the documentary. Highly do not recommend being crazy enough to attempt it.
    GasBombAaronWebsteyDawnCfyrehaarCraig DTad_MachrowiczKenElPescadoPelado
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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    edited April 3
    Matt said:

    We start feeling anger once the playoffs start next week. I've watched the Barkley documentary on Netflix. It's nuts.

    For the first time since I can remember I don't have to worry about that because the Redwings were awful.

    I'd be willing to give this a shot but am not a boy scout in the least. I'd get out of sight from camp and get lost immediately. It'd be cool to say I finished a lap if I could figure it out though

    Anyone know how the EMJ guy did?

    I'll edit rather than delete my dumbass question now realizing the EMJ guy is John
    AaronWebsteyCraig DTad_Machrowicz

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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Level 2 Supporter
    @GentlemanJerseyDave is the one who turned us on to the documentary last year, IIRC.
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    MartinMartin Member
    edited April 4
    Brent_R said:

    I'm tempted to try the Barkley on the "sacrificial lamb" plan, but then I put down my crack pipe.

    I thought it sounded cool until I saw the video of the guy that came in just pass the cutoff. I will happily take a "wimp" tag and pass. https://www.facebook.com/CanadianRunningMagazine/videos/10158430561995425/
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    fyrehaarfyrehaar Member
    My response to the documentary was that I love that this event exists and I never, ever, ever want to do it.
    M_WareDawnCTad_Machrowicz
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    fyrehaarfyrehaar Member
    EMJ guy is the only guy who finished and thus won this year, becoming the 15th finisher.
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    AdrienneAdrienne Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Gary (off course, 6 seconds over)'s blog post afterwards: http://garyrobbinsrun.com/blog/2017/4/close-but-no-cigarette

    Nuts. The guy swam through river rapids in top of everything else.
    M_Warefyrehaar
    Resident Genius.
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    He wouldn't have finished even if he had crossed the line 7 seconds earlier.

    https://www.facebook.com/trasie.phan/posts/10212547374898805
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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    He wouldn't have finished even if he had crossed the line 7 seconds earlier.

    https://www.facebook.com/trasie.phan/posts/10212547374898805

    Really ruining the feel good story here....
    AaronWebstey

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    MartinMartin Member

    He wouldn't have finished even if he had crossed the line 7 seconds earlier.

    https://www.facebook.com/trasie.phan/posts/10212547374898805

    That explanation makes me respect this race even more.
    DawnCAaronWebsteyMattTad_Machrowicz
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    He wouldn't have finished even if he had crossed the line 7 seconds earlier.

    https://www.facebook.com/trasie.phan/posts/10212547374898805

    Really ruining the feel good story here....
    #sworry
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    I was reading about the race today and thought of this place...hope you are all well.
    M_WareAaronWebsteyGasBombAdrienneRyan Heisler
    Great Uncle, Average Father, Mediocre Triathlete
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Right back at ya @GentlemanJerseyDave ! Would love an update anytime you feel like it :)
    M_Ware
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    GasBombGasBomb Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter
    @GentlemanJerseyDave I hope you are healing and doing well.
    M_Ware

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    neil5youngneil5young Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    If you haven't wandered over to this guys blog, pretty interesting peek into his training in one post - http://www.randomforestrunner.com/2017/03/28/2017-barkley-marathons-training/.

    His last "big run" is a marathon-length set of hill repeats. Totally nutzo to me, and now feel even more fascinated by that race.

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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    You're not kidding... WOW


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    I like this guy's style, should get him on TRS.
    M_WareAaronWebsteykjrunninGasBombDawnCTad_Machrowicz
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    kjrunninkjrunnin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Gary confirms he'll be giving it another go:


    M_WareAaronWebsteyGasBomb

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    @AaronWebstey @GasBomb - Thanks.

    Here is the update:
    I started moving again a couple months ago and snagged some sweet Patella Tendonitis in the Right Knee. Freaking excruciating - this from a guy with 3 knee surgeries and a bum hip, that PT pain ranked pretty high. I had started trying to exercise too soon after surgery and had to stop then later again I started without a good build up or having fully re-stretched my body. That's all behind me. I'm at it again. Slower than I was but that knee issue woke me up to be patient. No clue where it all goes from here but I'm riding it out with a little hope. I know I need surgery on the Left Hip but until it really kicks in I'm planning to do all I can until December then spend the winter in traction - the left side is not the bridge-jumping level of pain I was in on the right side. All in all, it's fixable and I took my time away from sport to take up scotch and whiskey tasting so what's to complain aboug. I have an entry to the Marine Corps Marathon that was deferred from last year. The plan is to run it or take a DNS but feel good about having tried to get to the starting line.

    Other than that all is good. Work is good. Family is good. I appreciate your asking. When I can find the confidence to get my bike back on the road I will come around a bit more.
    Tad_MachrowiczAaronWebsteyMattGasBombM_Waresimonsen77kjrunninRobert RankinKenElPescadoPeladoDawnCBrent_R
    Great Uncle, Average Father, Mediocre Triathlete
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Thanks @GentlemanJerseyDave , so great to hear from you buddy.

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