FKT: Steven Lange - Peekamoose & Table (NY) - 2020-08-15

Route variation
out & back
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Start date
Finish date
Total time
2h 13m 2s

Weather was low-mid 60's all morning. Started my run at 6:55 a.m. and the air was cool and crisp,a beautiful day to run fast. My legs felt like they didn't want to move on the climb to Peekamoose. It seemed like it was going to be a struggle all day. I hit the summit of Peekamoose a couple mins ahead of Ben's time. Ja Shua had made more of his time up on the descents with the recent FKT. I felt good once I started rolling on the flater sections just past the summit. The rest of the day felt comfortably hard. I made it to the halfway point sign in an 1hr 10 mins 48 secs. 10 mins ahead of pace for Joshs previous record. Heading back had slightly less elevation and a reasonabley runnable descent down from Peekamoose. I grunted and tried to run the most of the climb back up to Table. Peekamoose summit came so quickly, I was so in the zone.  I boogied pretty hard down that 3 mile descent, it was darn fun and a very blurry memory. I rolled at 5:30 pace for about half of it while telling my brain to focus and not die. I hit the road in 2 hrs, 13 mins and 2 secs in relief that it was over. Such an awesome out and back route, very easy to follow. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a hilly route with a nice variety of technical and runnable sections.

Gps cut me short on the finish, I 100% hit my watch once to start and once to end at the road. When I hit the road at the start/finish I saw the watch running and pressed the stop button. If I had accidentally hit it on the descent, it would have started ticking again. I know I pressed it at the finish, a weird space blimp stopped me before the finish. I did not get the Peekamoose Descent segment or the full Peekamoose and Table FKT segment due to this error. Anyways, hopefully people don't think I'm a cheater. I did take off 17 minutes from the previous record by Ja Shua Reid a good friend of mine who knew I was going for the effort. I hope Josh, you or someone can come back and lower this time again.

[Admin note:  It is apparent from the Strava track that time was running while the watch was not recording location.]