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Old 12-21-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Why do I let myself get talked into these things?

Why do I let myself get talked into these things? The knuckleheads that talked me into riding the Fool's Gold race this past summer have starting to work on me about yet another endurance race. The Big Frog 65 is the slightly shorter version of the Cohutta 100 (a pretty well known ultra endurance race). The race is located in the Southeastern part of TN and a minor portion of the course is in Georgia. Total elevation climb of just under 11,000 ft.

The race is April 27th and I have till Feb to make the final decision. After that the entry price goes up. That gives me 4 months to prepare. At least this time I have a much better idea of how to train for it.



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Old 12-21-2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good time. You got this Poolie!



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Wow! Go for it!

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I'll probably do it, gluten for punishment that I am. The breakdown is 32 miles of single track (the Tanasi Trail System), 30 miles of gravel/fire road and 3 miles of pavement at the start/finish.

Interesting factoid: The name Cohutta is derived from the Cherokee Indian word cohutta, which means "frog"

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32 miles of technical single track sounds brutal to me good luck Sir Poolie !

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You can do it!

Prepare your body AND you mind, I've found the mental part as tough if not tougher than the physical.

You've got this!

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Old 12-21-2012, 09:23 PM   #7
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32 miles of technical single track sounds brutal to me good luck Sir Poolie !
Believe it or not, the post ride reviews I've been reading from previous years say that the fire road portion is the hardest part of the race.... unless of course it rains. But it never rains in the Spring time, right?
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I say, go for it!

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Well, I broke down and signed up for the Big Frog 65 this morning. There was only 20 some odd open slots for the race so I didn't want to wait any longer.

4 months to train for it and I'll need every day of that. Let the fun begin.

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Well, I broke down and signed up for the Big Frog 65 this morning. There was only 20 some odd open slots for the race so I didn't want to wait any longer.

4 months to train for it and I'll need every day of that. Let the fun begin.
Poolie...I just can't even imagine. I would need a year and 4 months of VERY FOCUSED training for that!!


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