Frenetic Fitness

fre·net·ic /frəˈnetɪk/ done very fast and with a lot of energy, often by someone who is in a hurry.

What Grade is that Climb?

Because I’m kind of sick and wanted to learn more about the Marathon and the 17 mile “fun run” that happens on the trail we hiked last week, I went back and looked a bit closer at the website for the run. This is what I found about the climbs of late day 1 and all of day 2 of our trip.

8 Ridge Passes:
Hurrican Knob
Brier Creek
Big Tom

Max elev. 2028 ft     Min elev. 1023 ft     Climbing Gain 4600 ft
Climbing distance 7.10 mi       Avg Grade 12%

Nice. So the marathon involves all these climbs- twice? It’s an out and back. My original assumption that these people are crazy still holds.


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