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<p>runNYtrails was stomping it out at the summer Beast of Burden this weekend, so she asked me to get us going! hope you had fun NYpal...<img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/occasion14.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>what's everyone else got for us? <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wave.gif" title="">lets see some photos<img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif" title=""></p>
 

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<p>Where's Waldo 100k</p>
<p><a href="http://www.ww100k.org/" target="_blank">http://www.ww100k.org/</a></p>
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<p>From the race website: <strong><em>This is a fairly hard mountain ultra</em></strong>.</p>
<p>Talk about an understatement!</p>
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<p>I lent my Garmin to a good friend who was headed to Leadville over the weekend (his first 100-miler) so no crazy trail maps from me this week.  Right before I left work Friday, the plant manager and I, who is also a runner, were talking about how much we'd be thinking about our friend and that if he could be out there doing a 100 mile race then we need to be putting our best efforts out as well.  I was just training, my boss was running a race touted as the "Hot n Hilly 10K", which is apparently a miserable course, and was hoping to "defend" his age group win from last year.  So Saturday I headed to try a new-to-me trail at the Busiek National Forest, just south of Springfield MO.  This was with the training group for my 50K in October.  The trail was much more flat overall with the exception of two or three monstrous hills instead of continuously rolling terrain like my home trail.  Oh, and lots of rocks, which sucked, and some wicked downhill switchbacks that almost sent me flying but I managed to stay on course, and ran them all.  Thinking about my 100-miler friend, I ran nearly the whole thing and knocked off at least 25 minutes off of what it would have taken me at home for 13 miles--2:35 versus 3:00-3:15. </p>
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<p>Spent most of the rest of the day worrying about my friend...his wife was posting a few updates on FB but after mile 23.5 we didn't hear anything else for a really long time.  Late Saturday night we heard that he barely squeaked under the 50-mile cutoff time, and then nothing else was said...</p>
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<p>Early Sunday morning I got up and was planning for 9 on the road but decided to do 10--if my friend was still running then so could I.  A very warm, 100% humidity day--my pace was about the same as the day prior, which felt like a decent effort but comfortable.  Finished about 25 minutes prior to a meeting I was supposed to be at church so I cleaned up in a hurry and made it with 3 minutes to spare...by then it was 9 a.m. our time, 8 a.m. mountain time and still no word...VERY worried at this point. </p>
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<p>Finally around noon, word came that my friend popped a tendon in his ankle prior to 50 miles and didn't make the next cutoff after that.  I'm bummed for my friend but he seems to be in good spirits and I know he has lots of stories to tell so I'm anxiously awaiting his return home.  I don't know what a popped tendon means but it doesn't sound good, he might be out for a while, which is a bit of a bummer as well.  </p>
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<p>This morning I went out for 3 before the sun came up.  My legs feel pretty dang good for 26 miles in 3 days.  I hope that means good things for my training--I'm 10 weeks out from race day.</p>
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<p>Oh, and the boss ended up second in his AG (40-49 male) but still shaved a few seconds off last year's time so he was happy.</p>
 

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<p>Went to Leadville to pace a friend.  He dropped at mile 50 though, due to a severely sprained ankle.  Waited around awhile and picked up another friend instead.  She wound up dropping at mile 61, she couldn't stop puking and was about 2 min from the Twin Lakes cutoff.   </p>
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<p>Briefly saw Sherpa John coming into Winfield.  It was *really* close to the cutoff, so not sure if he made it. Hope so.</p>
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<p>Weather was perfect for the race, the finishing rate was up around 50%, which is very high for that race. </p>
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<p>Did a 4 hour trail run the next day to make up for the lack of running on Saturday.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>cgerber</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69641/extreme-trail-and-ultra-reports-8-21-8-22#post_1937158"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Went to Leadville to pace a friend.  He dropped at mile 50 though, due to a severely sprained ankle.  Waited around awhile and picked up another friend instead.  She wound up dropping at mile 61, she couldn't stop puking and was about 2 min from the Twin Lakes cutoff.   </p>
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<p>Briefly saw Sherpa John coming into Winfield.  It was *really* close to the cutoff, so not sure if he made it. Hope so.</p>
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<p>Weather was perfect for the race, the finishing rate was up around 50%, which is very high for that race. </p>
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<p>Did a 4 hour trail run the next day to make up for the lack of running on Saturday.</p>
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Sherpa John posted on the Ultralist that he missed Twin Lakes by 15 minutes...</p>
 

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<p>realizing i needed to hone my walking skills (or get some...) for NC24, i began a walking program in may. which culminated with a 7 hour walk on friday night. 5 PM- 12 AM. walking at a good clip (4.5 mph) for more than 5 hours is no joke, and the people who walk ultras have juts as tough a task before them as those who try to do more run than walk. was good practice though... rest of the weekend was cross training and being lazy <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif" title=""></p>
 

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<p>Egads! Sounds like some rough racing out there this past weekend! Hope the walking wounded all recovery quickly.</p>
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<p>I spent 3 hours on the sawtooth hills of Carter's Grove near Williamsburg and rounded off the run with a 3 mile loop through the William and Mary campus watching all the new students move in. I swear some of them look pre-teen. Seems like yesterday I was a Freshman.</p>
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<p>Decided to take an easy 20 mile spin on the bike Sunday as active recovery which seemed to work quite well based on a good run Monday night. </p>
 

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<div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;border-collapse:collapse;">Saturday in brief: Awesome and Epic!</span></div>
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<div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;border-collapse:collapse;">Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop. The four passes: West Maroon, Frigid Air, Trail Rider, and Buckskin.</span></div>
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<div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;border-collapse:collapse;">The hike took a little over 12.5 hours to cover the 32 miles. We finished after dark. I screwed up my nutrition so I bonked and had nausea. Lisa has been super busy so she struggled with the final 2 passes. Poor Hemi (Lisa's Yorkshire Terrier) was over-heated on the climb up to Geneva Lake. Ginseng was fine and chased many marmots.</span></div>
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<div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;border-collapse:collapse;">There are not enough adjectives to describe the basins between Frigid Air Pass and Trail Rider Pass. I could have spent a week hiking between the two passes.</span></div>
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<div><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/54699/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="P1000178.JPG" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="13529" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/13529/width/667/height/500" style="; width: 667px; height: 500px"></a></div>
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<div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;border-collapse:collapse;">The photo of Snowmass Lake does not do it justice. It was so blue.</span></div>
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<div><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/54697/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="P1000200.JPG" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="13528" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/13528/width/667/height/500" style="; width: 667px; height: 500px"></a></div>
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<div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;border-collapse:collapse;">Climbing up Buckskin Pass, we saw the herd of Mountain Goats. They dropped below the pass before we got to the top. We saw them again as we were climbing down. Lisa grabbed Ginseng before she took off after the goats.</span></div>
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<div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;border-collapse:collapse;">Seeing the Bells at twilight was worth the late finish.</span></div>
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<div>More pictures at <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;border-collapse:collapse;"><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/100183252927982319693/MaroonBellsFourPassLoop?feat=directlink" style="color:rgb(0,0,204);" target="_blank">http://picasaweb.google.com/100183252927982319693/MaroonBellsFourPassLoop?feat=directlink</a>.</span></div>
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<div>Sunday - Hot Springs, Ultra style. Ginseng, Lisa, and I hiked/ran to the Conundrum Hot Springs. 8.5 miles each way. It felt so good to soak in the clear, warm water.</div>
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<p>shellerz-- there is a guy who power walks umstead every year and sub 24's it. amazing!</p>
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<p>I was about to head out for a run and the heaven's opened up, so i ran for a couple hours on the treadmill. I finally watched Running The Sahara.</p>
 

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<p>that's <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" title=""> BANANAS! good on him.. wow, with all the aid stops too... just, wow!</p>
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