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Discussion: Quassy Rev3 70.3 Course Recon

Subject: Quassy Rev3 70.3 Course Recon

By: Amanda D.

Written on: Sunday May 06, 2012

Message: I went to Southbury CT this weekend with a couple people to do a course recon. All I can say is, if you are doing this race - start tomorrow morning riding hills and don't stop until June 3rd. The course is great - both bike and run - but holy cow. Just when you think they couldn't put any more hills in, there's another one. My garmin clocked just shy of 3900 feet of climbing on the 56 mile bike course and the run course (although I added 3 miles on at the end) was about 1100 feet elevation gain. it's a tough course. I think the location of the hills is what makes it really hard - just when your legs are smoked and you don't think you can climb anymore.. you find another hill.
So, if you want a hilly course, Rev3 Quassy is the race for you. 4 weeks from today!

Subject: RE: Quassy Rev3 70.3 Course Recon

By: Andy M.

Written on: Monday May 07, 2012

Message: That is a hilly course. Good luck next month.

Subject: RE: Quassy Rev3 70.3 Course Recon

By: Stacia J.

Written on: Monday May 07, 2012

Message: No kidding on the hills, Amanda. We checked it out a few months ago (after I had signed up unfortuately!) My training partners and I have been riding and running hills the entire time (it helps that we live at the top of a Cat 5) and I am still terrified. That 4 mile hill at mile 25 looks kind of brutal, and those short, steep ones at the end may put me over the edge.

It is very pretty though!!

Subject: RE: Quassy Rev3 70.3 Course Recon

By: Amanda D.

Written on: Monday May 07, 2012

Message: Just wait til the run course! By the time you hit Tranquility Road around mile 7ish - it is anything but tranquil! Just when you think your legs cannot take another step, the entire road is uphill.
And yeah, that 4 mile hill - just when you get to the top and think you're done...you hit another one.
Yeeehawwww!!!!

Subject: RE: Quassy Rev3 70.3 Course Recon

By: Michael P.

Written on: Monday May 07, 2012

Message: Gotta love it. I'm semi-local to southbury. Southbury and everything around it is very very hilly and sometimes can look and feel like straight up mountains in some areas. A few of my routes used to be out to southbury and back but I avoided some of the very serious hills after exploring a few times.

I didn't know what hills were until I moved here. When I first moved to the area from the flat south shore long island, I swapped my cassette out to get a good granny gear after a week. You might want to consider doing the same just for the race unless you're a tremendous climber. Don't be ashamed of the granny gear.

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