Ever lace up your old waffles, start your timex, and hit the course? Take splits? Let 'er rip and see if you still got it????
Could you beat your high school best????
Maybe it's time for a trip down memory lane?
Oh, the Marcus Whitman course...It never looked bad the first time you saw it, but something about that thing was hell. The courses out that way (Finger Lakes area) could get pretty crazy. Redneck country schools making courses up where they probably shouldn't have... (my school was one like that).
Our XC courses (Monroe county, Rochester NY) were often very challenging. Menton ponds,harris Walen, Webster park, and Marcus Whitman just to name a few were quite grueling. How I ever ran low 16s on those I'll never know. They have made many of the courses in the area easier (remove steep hills, detour shitty areas, etc.) To make kids XC Times more competitive with other, faster regions.
Back in the day a 17:30 at Webster was flying. Single trail, switch back true woods racing in a forest. You could drop someone by putting 10 meters on them because they couldn't even see you at that point.