I've never been down to the Cheyenne Canyon trail system so I can't be entirely sure of what awaits me at the CC50K next weekend (4/23), but from all accounts there will be 4 climbs (2 per loop) that are shallow but long and 4 descents. The trail is supposedly not technical, but there are alledgedly not many straight sections and it's twisty turny and compacted to a relatively small area.
This is realtive to Way Too Cool, but the course is different and of course it's a few thousand feet higher than Cool. Here is the course map and profile. The race should be really interesting, but we're not all sure who will be there. A lot of the real big guns have confirmed they won't be there, but USATF 50 mile trail champ Jason Schlarb as well as Brendan Trimboli will be. Hopefully it's not just the three of us standing on the start line of the elite race, that'd just be weird.
***Just got confirmation that Dan Vega will be there and he's got wheels!***
***Now confirmation that Marco Peinado will be there too!***
***2:27 Marathoner Levi Severson is making his Ultra debut***
So, without further aideu, the over/under for CC50K is my finishing time from WTC: 4:08:41. Rules are the same and simple, if you think I'll be slower, guess over. If you think I'll be faster, guess under. If you're right, I owe you a beer. If I'm right, you owe me a beer. Unlike JT, I'll actually pay up if I lose!