Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Stowe Course

Starting to gear up for this weekend's USATF-NE Grand Prix Event, the Stowe 8 Miler.  In addition to growing a mustache (part of the 'staches for Stowe campaign--how's yours coming along?  mine's pathetic), I thought I'd check out the course.

The elevation chart is pretty interesting.  Not sure it'll affect anyone's racing strategy, but there are certainly a number of speedbumps to consider.  These charts, though, can be misleading.It's not rare to find a ghost incline or descent in them.  
The biggest factor could be the one nobody controls: the weather.  The race starts early but I was out there at quarter passed five this morning and it was hot and humid.  No relief.  Here's to hoping VT offers some cooler air.  

Maps courtesy of the Stowe 8 Miler website.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Kevin, Thanks for putting the course map up. It looks like mile 6 to 7 will be the toughest with a roughly 100ft climb in a mile. That's not too bad though. I like knowing what I'm up against. The weather looks pretty good for Sunday too. Go CMS!!

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