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Race Team Member, Cathi Cannon, Runs from Hot to Cold in One Month

Rock/Creek Race Team Member, Cathi Cannon from Chattanooga, TN , competed successfully in two February races, the Rock/Creek sponsored Southern6 Trail Race and the Mount Mitchell Challenge in North Carolina.
Both races presented unusual weather conditions for the season.
Warm weather, sunny skies and a pleasant breeze carried Cathi through a fun trail race at Southern6 on February 21st, with a 4th Female Overall finish in 36:12.
[Read her Southern6 Race Report from her “BeBackMonday.com” Blog].
Cathi’s Gear for Southern6:
Vasque Mindbenders – on the feet
Patagonia Capilene 1 – shirt
Pearl Izumi – knickers
SmartWool Running Socks – socks
Ultimate Directions – handheld
Nuun – in the bottle
Headsweats – visor
Cathi then traveled, less than a week later, to North Carolina to battle out the sub zero, winter weather conditions at the treacherous Mount Mitchell Challenge on February 27th. She finished 5th Open Womens Challenge with a time of 7:10:10. [Read her Full Mt. Mitchell Race Report on her blog linked here]
Cathi’s Gear for Mount Mitchell:
Vasque Blur SL shoes – These are what I’ve been running in all winter, so I figured I shouldn’t change them up last minute.
Yak Trax
The North Face– Flight Series windstopper vest & momentum top
Hincapie wool longsleeve baselayer
Insport tights
Smartwool socks
Nathan Sports– hydration vest
NuuN – banananuun flavor. thinking tropical to keep me warm. 🙂
Marmot Randonnee Mittens – yes, my hands get REALLY cold, but these were worth a million to me!
Marmot Dryclime Jacket – outerwear for the ascent
Mountain Hardwear fleece beanie
Buff – the ultimate piece of gear. (wore as a neck gaiter, balaclava, and headband)
Tifosi sunglasses
CEP recovery socks
CW-X stability tights, worn for recovery afterwards