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post #26 of 54
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Hi merigayle ! ...

I've visited your blog a few times and left you a comment or two....not sure if you are still doing it or not.  I've followed a lot of your races...super impressive !! I saw that you've done 3 Days at the Fair..maybe a couple of times.  I'm thinking about doing it this year.  Would you recommend it ? 

 

Thanks,

Holly



I rarely update my blog anymore, not much to update, especially since Badwater! LOL.

 

I am planning on going back to 3 days at the fair. it is a great race, but the surface kills my feet, but now that i run in Hokas, i think i will fare better in my third go at the race. LOL. Feel free to ask any questions about the race. I am going to go for the 48 hour race again.

post #27 of 54

Gosh - I stop reading for a few months and the forum comes alive. Hi Everyone!

 

2012 Plans - The first half of the year is going to be hectic at work. I've decided to keep things simple through June.

 

January - Ponderous Posterior 50k FA w/ Ginseng. CRUD is running the first segment Saturday to make sure everyone knows the route though Manitou Springs. That is good because I got lost this year :)

February - Moab's Red Hot 50k

March - Salida Run through Time Marathon

April - maybe Cheyenne Mountain 50k

May - maybe Quad Rock 25M in Fort Collins

June - maybe Bighorn 50M

July - Sweep Hardrock w/ Ginseng. I've already requested Silverton to Telluride segments :P

Summer - Scout out Nolan's 14 on the weekends.

September (pending luck) - Wasatch Front 100

 

Fallback ideas if my luck is poor

Yellowstone to Teton 100M

Tor du Gants

Trans Zion

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #28 of 54
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Yellowstone to Teton 100M

 

 

 

 

 

 


running with the buffaloes? that is definitely on my maybe list!

 

post #29 of 54

Chris G, make sure you say hi and introduce yourself at Ponderous Posterior!! I'll be there this year and can't wait. I'm staying with the Dewitt's, I'm sure you know Paul and Judy.

See you there. I see there's lots of snow, unlike the conditions here in Michigan!

post #30 of 54
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Cool. My goal for the 72 is 200 miles.. so perhaps we can get a few laps in together, pushing each other on. 

 

BTW.. We've met, right? I want to say you introduced yourself to me at Umstead or something..



 

 

There's a pretty good chance we've met at some point... I get around.  smile.gif  I haven't been to Umstead yet, though.

 

I'd love to put up 200 at ATY, but flat courses are a serious weakness in my game.  It's going to be an experiment on many levels.  Any tips?

post #31 of 54
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Fallback ideas if my luck is poor

Tor du Gants


Holy crap.. that's one hell of a "fallback" plan!!!   

 

 

post #32 of 54

To Muddysocks:

 

I think 3 days at the fair is really nice.  As Merigayle noted, it is virtually all pavement and after awhile, the surface tends to hurt your feet, but the people are nice and the race atmosphere is really nice, a mixture of some very intense people setting national records the last few years along with some nice and very regular people trying to do their best at the various times. If all goes well, I'll be back for the 72 hour in 2012.

 

To Last Place Jason:

 

My tip for getting to 200 in 72 hours (which is more difficult than it seems) is to keep moving forward even when you don't feel up to running at any given hour.  And one of the keys to that is to eat enough so you may feel tired but never completely depleted. But really, time moving forward on the course is key. 3x72=216, so even at a walking pace you are moving toward your goal. The killer is long hours of down time. (Can you hear the envy in my voice. I really wish I were going to be there.)

 

Fred in Connecticut, ATY dreaming, and 3 days of the fair dreaming

post #33 of 54
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Chris G, make sure you say hi and introduce yourself at Ponderous Posterior!! I'll be there this year and can't wait. I'm staying with the Dewitt's, I'm sure you know Paul and Judy.

See you there. I see there's lots of snow, unlike the conditions here in Michigan!



I'm easy to recognize - I'll be with Ginseng. Snow usually doesn't last long here. If there isn't another big storm, most of the route will be clear in another few weeks. The route is really great. I ran it last year with another visitor and it was nice to see my home trails with fresh eyes.

post #34 of 54

The first time i did the 48 hour race i was shocked at how hard it was to get to 100 miles, for so many reasons. One is, the laps are .85ish miles and if you stop every few laps, it adds up. And it is sooooo easy to stop and rest here and there. And the bathrooms are nice.

post #35 of 54
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running with the buffaloes? that is definitely on my maybe list!

 

 

I have heard only good things about Dreamchaser's Events and I have yet to have run an ultra in Montana or Idaho. I did a road 50M a few years ago and it wasn't bad. It will probably be my wallet isn't heavy enough for Italy choice.

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Holy crap.. that's one hell of a "fallback" plan!!!   

 

 

 

I guess fallback isn't the right word. Maybe Plan B?

 

I already have my mom sold on Utah on September. She may be more disappointed than me if I don't get drawn for Wasatch. 
 

 

post #36 of 54

my plans are to try and get back into regular training w/i the framework of my very irregular life at the moment  ... and hopefully recover from injuries and avoid new ones!

 

I have registered for a few events and hope to make it to the start and hopefully not get more PWs at the end  ...

 

Forget the PR,  April

Flying Pig Marathon, May

Laurel Highlands, June

 

 

if all goes well I will see if there are any spots left in any fall hundreds and give it a shot again as everything went to hell in a handbasket for my running plans in 2011  ... at least I did manage to finish the few races I made it to the start line for 

post #37 of 54

I agree Marigayle, i went into 3 days at the fair last year thinking why is milage so low at these things.  It is very difficult, and like previously mentioned i stopped due to my feet.  The pounding was the worst.  My legs felt great, i was walking and jumping around when i got home like nothing happnened, but the bottoms of my feet hurt so bad.  I got in 110 miles in like 27 or so hours but then i called it quits.  Near the end every 10 laps i was stopping and soaking my feet in an ice bucket, this would numb them and give me a few laps pain free.

 

I want to go back this year but i need to find a way to keep my feet from hurting, it was not fun at that point.

post #38 of 54
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I agree Marigayle, i went into 3 days at the fair last year thinking why is milage so low at these things.  It is very difficult, and like previously mentioned i stopped due to my feet.  The pounding was the worst.  My legs felt great, i was walking and jumping around when i got home like nothing happnened, but the bottoms of my feet hurt so bad.  I got in 110 miles in like 27 or so hours but then i called it quits.  Near the end every 10 laps i was stopping and soaking my feet in an ice bucket, this would numb them and give me a few laps pain free.

 

I want to go back this year but i need to find a way to keep my feet from hurting, it was not fun at that point.



HOKAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The first year, the second day i had to stop every few laps and take my shoes off and rub my feet! it was crazy. And for the past couple years, most of my training is on pavement or treadmill, so you cannot even claim i am a trail rat! LOL

post #39 of 54
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I have heard only good things about Dreamchaser's Events and I have yet to have run an ultra in Montana or Idaho. I did a road 50M a few years ago and it wasn't bad. It will probably be my wallet isn't heavy enough for Italy choice.

 

I guess fallback isn't the right word. Maybe Plan B?

 

I already have my mom sold on Utah on September. She may be more disappointed than me if I don't get drawn for Wasatch. 
 

 


yes, the Dreamchaser events are top notch in every single way, atleast the two i did.

 

post #40 of 54

You must be in my neck of the woods. I might do Quad Rock as I live in Fort Collins and the start is 8 miles from my house, but the elevation gain makes me nervous as I am a newbie. I ran Blue Sky though and have run some of those trails and it is an awesome area. I may add Bighorn to my schedule depending on how Quad Rock goes, and my DH's work schedule. DEFINITELY doing Blue Sky Marathon again in October.

post #41 of 54

Always seems that I have most of my year planned out with Favorite Races that I gravitate to every year.

Also will include some local races that my family particiaptes in every year, 5K's and such.

We are lucky enougth to even have a FA triathlon that a local family puts on during their summer family picnic.

 

Jan 7 - Pittsburg Recover from the Holidays FA, plans call for 5 loops this year

Jan 28 - Winter BT50K FA

Feb 4 - RD Trail 10K

Feb 11 - TWOT

Feb 25 - Reverse Ring

March 24 - Covered Bridge 50K FA

April 1 - Fools Run 50K

May 12 - MMT

June 9 - Laurel Highlands 50K

July 13 - Hardrock

Aug - Speece Family Triathlon

Sep 15 - RD YUTC 50K

Oct 13 - Oil Creek

Nov 17 - Slim Pickins' FA

Dec - Bigfoot 50K

Dec - URINEO

post #42 of 54

i may or may not apply to Badwater again.......... cool.gif

post #43 of 54

JimHarris, how many loops you planning on doing at TWOT, have you ever been on that course before?

 

 

post #44 of 54

The goal is a Friday start and hope to make it around 4 times.

Got 2 loops last year before I tucked my tail, and have been there 4 or 5 times I think over the years.

Will see what the weather offers and if it is even possible to get down there for the the run.

Hard to predict if it is even possible with the effort still 5 or so weeks away.

 

 

post #45 of 54

To give an update, Jim Harris became the 10th finisher at TWOT, in 35 hours 55 minutes.  This included an almost 3 hour break waiting for me to finish Loop Two.  His last 25 miles were in pretty epic conditions, temp was in the 20s with high winds.  At mile 90, the temperature was 19 degrees (still daylight) and high sustained winds.

 

Since he's had one week of recovery, he's going to pace our friend Cam, at "The Ring" this weekend. Cam is going to do the Double Ring.  Jim and Cam will run The Ring-the clockwise loop of the Massanutten Trail and I will crew.  Then Cam is going to turn and run the normal "Reverse Ring" with the rest of us and Jim will crew for Cam.  So Jim and I only get 71 miles in, (with whatever else we will run while crewing) and Cam will get 142 miles. Not a bad training weekend. smile.gif

post #46 of 54

Jan Houston marathon (3:15)

Feb John Dick Memorial 50k (5:01)

Mar Fox Cities Marathon Backward

Mar Mad City 50k

April Carmel, IN Marathon (Goal sub 3)

June FANS24 (Goal race)

July Dances With Dirt - Devils Lake 50k (Goal not to break arm again)

Sept Either Worlds 24 or Superior 100M (Whichever will be a goal race)

Oct Glacial 50M

Nov Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon

 

The 1st 4 on List are me trying to race myself into shape - I was 242 on 1/1/2012

 

3/1 = 222# Making slow progress ...


Edited by Flounder - 3/6/12 at 1:44pm
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heading back to Badwater in July icon_sunny.gif

post #48 of 54

Get yer tan on!

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Get yer tan on!



hey stranger!!!!!!!!

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Seems like a silly thing to do ... I hear its hot there in July

 

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heading back to Badwater in July icon_sunny.gif



 

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