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Macrell
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re: DNF’d my ultra
We got several more on the horizon. Wild azalea, red dirt, and the voodoo levee run from BR to NOLA. At the starting line of SM I was 250-255lbs but plan on being around 225ish when I take on 60miles at the voodoo run. Hopefully all lifts stay fairly heavy with the weight cut.


TigeRoots
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re: DNF’d my ultra
Curious what your pace is at that weight over that distance?


Macrell
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: DNF’d my ultra
Red dirt 50k-6h 29m. 12:35/mile
SM50k-7h 26m 14:25/mile

SM was more difficult to me. Everybody in our group ran about 50-60 slower. I know I won’t set any land speed records but I can still deadlift 560ish and bench 360ish.


TigeRoots
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re: DNF’d my ultra
Nothing wrong with that man, sounds like you’re killing it. Good work!


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Andychapman13
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re: DNF’d my ultra
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Red dirt 50k-6h 29m. 12:35/mile

Marcell, how challenging is the terrain and hills of Red Dirt? I want to attempt the 100miler there in late Feb.


RainMan
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: DNF’d my ultra
I ran Red Dirt 100k in 2018. Great race. Best aid stations I've ever seen. Terrain is fun but challenging. It's supposed to be a 50k loop but I think its a little short. Aid stations every 6 miles ish. Lots of sandy hills in the beginning. Just hills in the middle. Fairly uneven paths. Several miles on the back stretch are very flat and fast.
The year I ran it, I finished the 1st loop pretty fast. About 6 miles into the 2nd loop the temperature dropped to around 40 degrees and it started raining. Freaking torrential downpour for hours! Literally did not stop raining for the last 25 miles and there are some areas that flooded really badly. It was my first 100k and finished around 12 hours.
I will definitely do this race again if I ever get back in shape.
This post was edited on 11/19 at 9:11 pm


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Macrell
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2012
208 posts

re: DNF’d my ultra
I second everything Rainman said. Plus I believe there’s a generous cutoff time. My dad won the 50k in 2019 and has many 100s under his belt. He recommended to me to jump in on Red Dirt. (According to my training I wasn’t “ready” but he felt it was too good a race to pass up)

We are doing Loup Garou next month and it’s the same race director as red dirt. She’s really great! However it sounds like she’s going above and beyond to accommodate covid stuff. Staggered starts and baggy type servings at aid stations.


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thetempleowl
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dallas, tx
Member since Jul 2008
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re: DNF’d my ultra
Sub 50 at 35 is no joke.

Sub 2 half is impressive but not as impressive as a sub 50 at 35.



NOLALGD
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Member since May 2014
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re: DNF’d my ultra
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Sub 50 at 35 is no joke.


Would love to meet this guy and know his background. Unless you are a college level track/short distance guy or higher, running sub 50 isn't really that common. The half is a better indicator of the balance between fitness and speed, but to run sub 50 you really need some wheels.

I've been a part of a few adult, amateur track meets. Only guys running that fast were semi-pro and/or recently retired sprinters.


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