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Old 06-07-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Grouse Grind 2011

Whether you are doing it now, or waiting till it officially open....the 2011 season for the Grouse Grind is about to begin. Something I've been stoked doing for the last few years.

Current Best Times?
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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Current Best time : 48 Minutes (2 years ago), last season my best time was 55 minutes.
Goal Time: This season id like to get down to 50-53 minutes! (gonna be tough with all the beers ive been drinking for playoffs!! haha)
Frequency: last season i went once a week, this year id like to make it 3 times a week but realistically if i can get up there 2 times a week ill be happy!
Tips for the newbs: dont be one of those idiots in jeans and flip flops holding everyone up. PLEASE.
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Current Best Times?

52 minutes with exgf baggage.

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45mins

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Weekly - Sat/Sun mornings when weather persists

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Take it easy, or you'll burn yourself out. Bring a small water bottle and pace your fluid intake...not a giant one.

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No. You guys will clutter up the trail thus preventing others from getting better times. Go when you can, and go early to avoid tourists casually walking the trails.
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43MA


Current Best Times?
My best time was 49min, but if I were to do it now it would probably be closer to 60.

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I'd like to get 45-49min this year

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4 times a month, mornings

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just curious because ive never done it before but i would like to start, when you guys say best time, are you running it? or just quick paced walking?
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53~ mins
under 50min.
1 or 2 times a year.
bring botte of water, dress lightly, t-shirt, shorts. I leave my wallet and cell in the car.
Usually at late morning or early afternoon.


I want to try going earlier, when there's less people, and when it's cooler.
I seriously think my time could increase by 2-3 minutes if slow people aren't blocking the way.
I find losing my momentum when I have to wait behind people really effects my energy.

What I personally do is never stop, and keep moving, even if I have to go slow.
I find it easier to maintain momentum to keep going than to take breaks. Take small sips to stay hydrated, but don't gulp down liquid,
or you'll feel bloated.

I only go once or twice a year, so I can't use that line, "It'll get easier as you do it more often"
I think of it simply as the will to compete and set personal records.
There will always be some "pro" that's a lot faster than me and passes me. I try to keep him in my sight to help me keep going.
(I'm not really sure if this is good for everyone's health, but I like to push myself a lot to get a faster time). People I pass... I try to never
see them again. As in, keep them behind me. Which is also why I don't like taking breaks.
I set a goal in my head of what time I expect to get to the top, then I divide it by 4, and I try to hit that time at each 1/4 mark.
Sometimes it totally mindfucks me cause I miss the 1/4 markers, and I don't go often enough to remember the surroundings... lol

The first quarter is relatively flat, and tempting to just dash through, since you're full of energy. Don't run (unless you're very fit),
or you'll be dead tired by the 1/4 mark. Just walk/hike fast. The last quarter will seem like it lasts forever, and it's the steepest.
Some parts have steps so high, I use my hands to help thrust myself up. But I'm so tired by then,
I'm almost crawling/climbing some of those high steps. You'll see sky when you look up, making you think you're at the end,
but there's always a bit more to go. Just grind through it... almost there.
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????? The first quarter isn't flat....its actually the most difficult quarter. The first 200m is probably flat, but thats about it.

The last quarter.....after its new construction is now the easiest. Not necessarily the level, its still pretty steep, but its now a lot easier to climb.
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????? The first quarter isn't flat....its actually the most difficult quarter. The first 200m is probably flat, but thats about it.

The last quarter.....after its new construction is now the easiest. Not necessarily the level, its still pretty steep, but its now a lot easier to climb.
I'm probably mistakenly remembering it then.
I know the beginning was pretty flat and not that steep. But I guess you're right, maybe just the first bit.
But I still think the first quarter is the easiest, at least for me. Maybe it's because I have the most energy at that time as well.

What did they change in the new construction? I haven't gone since last summer.
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:25 PM   #9
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They made the last quarter a lot more stable....the took away a lot of the looser rock steps and actually changed it to a wooden stairway....

So pretty much....if you aren't too winded to do the last quarter, you can rocket up the last quarter with ease.

Before they built those stairs, my best time was 49m.

Now its 45. Hoping to get down to 43 this year some time.
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....And the grouse grind is now officially open!!

Probably gonna head over this Friday for a practice/warmup run.
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Went on sunday. Worst time ever 1hr 21mins. Wasn't that busy. Such a scam that grouse wants to be environmentally friendly but make you buy a $3 plastic bottle of water since they took the fountains away. The clean snow was free to eat.
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There's fountains on the top?? I never realized any fountains there......
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Current Best Times?
42 mins 2 years ago

New Goal Time?
I'd be happy to hit 45 if i'm lucky with the amount of cardio i've done of the year...

Frequency?
This year and last year I havn't gone at all, the previous summer however I went at least 3 times a week with a maximum 5. I had gotten laid off, recently broke up with my ex, and it was a great way to pass the time with a couple friends while staying active in the summer.

Tips for the newbs?
As stated above, don't start out running our jogging. If you can set a steady consistent pace that you can keep up for the entire duration of the trail you're more likely to see better results than heading up a 1/4 as fast as you can and then taking a break or slowing down.


Have any of you guys seen the world records for the grouse grind? It's honestly retarded. I've raced DOWN the grouse grind many times (which I don't recommend as it's horrible on your knees), and my better times going down are the records going up. I honestly can't imagine someone scaling it as quickly as I am heading down.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:37 AM   #14
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I've read that both the Sedins can do it around 32mins.
And they have the best time on the team.
So you guys should try to top that.
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I've read that both the Sedins can do it around 32mins.
And they have the best time on the team.
So you guys should try to top that.
No.....the all time best for the Canucks belongs to Rick Rypien, and he did it in 36 minutes..
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I had 49 mins on the old old grind trail about 4 years ago.
I'm not to fond of the new trail, it's not as rugged (fun) as it used to be. Although, I know it's "better" for the mass traffic it gets during the summer.

I used to love running that thing on rainy days.
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45:06 last year which i am hoping to beat this year - unfortunately, the GG is a 4-hour drive for me
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btw,

http://www.briantaylor.ca/grind.html

Here's a good site by some guy sharing his experience about the Grind.
He provides tips, and lots of pictures of the path and separates them in each quarter.

Probably not exactly up to date anymore, but, i'm not sure how much could have changed since the reconstruction...
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gonna attempt my firrst GG this year.......hope i will survive
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Just did round one...53 minutes. I'm happy w/ this time considering it was just a warmup run.

They changed the start.....so much for a flat 200m start that u can somewhat run. It just goes straight to the steps.
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When time does the trail open both weekday and weekend?

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The Grouse Grind® is now open from 6.15am to 7.30pm everyday.
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Anyone know how much it costs to take the gondola down? I remember last season someone saying you can buy a water + gondola fair would be cheaper.
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10$ i think it is.

its 100$ for the seasons pass. i went this route, anyone else?
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Is there 3G reception while doing the grind?

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