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R2R and R2R2R New Fastest Known Time

Post by ddgrunning » Oct 04 2016 4:49 pm

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2:46 SK-NK
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Crazy .... :o

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Post by chumley » Oct 04 2016 5:01 pm

@ddgrunning
I would use a different adjective. :sweat:
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Post by AZBrad123 » Oct 07 2016 4:30 pm

Wow, we did it in 20 hours and it was tough. But there was no running involved. I remember a runner much older than us passed us on our way from the South rim to the North in a confident run. Passed us later running much faster on his way back to the south rim. We were in awe!
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Re: R2R and R2R2R New Fastest Known Time

Post by azbackpackr » Oct 09 2016 7:09 am

Each to his own. I did an R2R a year ago. 5 hiking days/4 nights. But 10 days would have been even better. That way I'd have had time for more side hikes, more photography, and just lounging in camp, enjoying the views. I'd have met even more interesting people, and would have also seen more wildlife. On a 10-day/9-night R2R, I'd probably do 3 nights at each of the three backpacker campgrounds.
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Post by SpiderLegs » Oct 09 2016 3:54 pm

As I approach the mid-century mark I have great appreciation for FKT's but at the same time am starting to realize just how much I've missed in the past few years by being so focused on completing a hike in the shortest amount of time possible.

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Re: R2R and R2R2R New Fastest Known Time

Post by azbackpackr » Oct 10 2016 7:13 am

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I did see quite a few runners on my 5-day R2R a year ago. They were all very polite and friendly. I did not have any rude runners along my trek. I greeted them in a friendly way, and stepped aside for them. I was in no hurry, and they all thanked me for stepping aside. Sure, I know it's not required to step aside, but I had fun ogling their toned bodies and sleek clothing as they zipped by, as I stood there in my dumpy zipoffs and floppy hat!
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Post by JasonCleghorn » Oct 10 2016 4:25 pm

SpiderLegs wrote:As I approach the mid-century mark I have great appreciation for FKT's but at the same time am starting to realize just how much I've missed in the past few years by being so focused on completing a hike in the shortest amount of time possible.
I've even started staying on summits longer than 30 seconds, too! :y: :y:
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Post by ddgrunning » Oct 11 2016 2:10 pm

@SpiderLegs
For me, there's not just one "right" way to experience a hike. I've done R2Rs where I'm pushing my limits in terms of speed, and also done R2Rs where I take a leisurely pace with no focus on "speed." I've found both to be very enjoyable experiences.

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Re: R2R and R2R2R New Fastest Known Time

Post by chumley » Nov 22 2017 8:06 am

Another new record!
http://trailrunnermag.com/people/news/c ... ecord.html

This one is odd because it's two hours slower than "the overall R2R2R record" held by Jim Walmsley, but the article makes no mention of any reason why this is considered a new record.
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Re: R2R and R2R2R New Fastest Known Time

Post by xthine » Nov 22 2017 10:08 am

@chumley
I have not read the article but perhaps they are referring to a new women's record? I think Jim was there that day for Cat's record breaking run.

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Post by ultrazona » Nov 24 2017 8:16 am

@xthine
Correct. It is a new women's record.
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