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Comments on A Trail Runner's Blog: A Glimpse of Heaven and Taste of Hell – The Tahoe Rim Trail 50k





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Good luck in Tahoe.

2006-02-10T02:34:00.000-08:00

Good luck in Tahoe.



Thanks, Brad.Regarding altitude, the best thing to...

2005-08-17T16:31:00.000-07:00

Thanks, Brad.

Regarding altitude, the best thing to do is get up there and try a few test runs at the altitude you're hoping to race. You'll get an idea of how much it's going to slow you down. It's different for everyone - some feel like they are going to blow chunks at 5k vertical, whereas others can cruise the whole Leadville 100 above 10k without any trouble at all (well, I mean any trouble beyond your normal 100 miler).

One important thing not to forget is to be as hydrated as possible - I've found I can drink 40-45 oz of water per hour at Tahoe, but can barely keep in 28 oz/hour in SF. Carry extra sunblock too.

90% acclimatization takes about 10 days, so if you got the time, go for it. Otherwise I've heard it's best to show up less than 48 hours before, although I have nothing to cite to back that up. ;oP

Good luck in Tahoe!

SD



Great race reports! I'm very new to running, but ...

2005-08-17T15:41:00.000-07:00

Great race reports! I'm very new to running, but already have had a few thoughts of running a 50k (that's after my 1st marathon in December). I'll be running the 1/2 marathon at Lake Tahoe in October. I'm a little nervous in regards to the altitude. Any suggestions? I live in the SF Bay Area at about 10 ft above sea level!



Thanks for the questions, Emma. My family has a pl...

2005-07-27T15:13:00.000-07:00

Thanks for the questions, Emma. My family has a place in Tahoe, so I crashed there. I have heard that camping at Spooner or Marlett are both great. The closest town is Incline Village, which has a number of hotels and rental cottages (just search online) - most prefer renting a cabin or cottage over the hotels.

For restaurants, here's our faves in Incline Village:

($$$)
Frederick's - Innovative asian/californian food (including sushi) and great wine at this bistro. You can often sit at the bar without reservations.

Le Bistro - Fresh french fare in 4-5 course fix prix menus. This is a good date place, quieter than Frederick's.

($$)
Great Alaskan Fish Co - Great seafood (try the Thai soup!) and this casual dining spot. We hit this spot every time we come up. Bring the kids.

Lone Eagle Grill Bar - Although I'm not a fan of the restaurant, the Lone Eagle Grill Bar has a killer view, and good cocktails and appies. It's worth a stop.

($)
Mofo's Pizza - Where you get "mo fo yo money". Family friendly.

TJ's BBQ - Good rotisserie and burritos, and it's totally okay to stop in right off the trail. This one is a local fav.



Scott -Where did you stay/eat at Lake Tahoe? Did y...

2005-07-27T14:57:00.000-07:00

Scott -

Where did you stay/eat at Lake Tahoe? Did you camp? I liked your tips from Deadwood on both...
Emma



Sounds like you're ready for the 50 miler...assumi...

2005-07-26T13:58:00.000-07:00

Sounds like you're ready for the 50 miler...assuming you stop pouring your water on your head.
Charlie1



Scott-Thanks for this awesome blog. I ran across ...

2005-07-26T05:00:00.000-07:00

Scott-

Thanks for this awesome blog. I ran across it last week, and have read almost every post :)You've definately inspired me to go out and hit some local trails this weekend!

Anyway, our site isn't dedicated to trail running, it's about a group of us that are training for our first triathlon and raising money for charity. I hope you will stop by and say hello!

http://www.triathlontraining.net