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<p>Here is my report from the 2010 Vermont 100.</p>
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<p>A tough race for me.. but I finished.</p>
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<p>SJ</p>
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<p><a href="http://sherpajohn.blogspot.com/2010/07/rr-2010-vermont-100.html" target="_blank">http://sherpajohn.blogspot.com/2010/07/rr-2010-vermont-100.html</a></p>
 

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<p>Sherpa John...I was at Vermont as a pacer again this year.  I cheered for you a number of times throughout the day.  It was definitely hot and you were all amazing.  I don't know how you managed that heat!  But congrats and good luck at Leadville (you are CRAZY).  alison</p>
 

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And you're getting your Leadville elevation training how?? </p>
 

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<p>Wow Sherpa.  Just Wow.</p>
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<p>"This sport is all about coming back from the dead... no matter how many times you need to resurrect yourself."</p>
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<p>And that you did.  You have gumption!</p>
 

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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'times new roman';"><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Great story Sherpa… you had an amazing journey!  Congratulations on your finish and b</span></span><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms';"><span style="font-size:medium;">est of luck at Leadville! </span></span></span></span></p>
 

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And you're getting your Leadville elevation training how?? </p>
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BY drinking the rest of the milk in that glass of yours thats half empty.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sherpa John</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69033/rr-2010-vermont-100#post_1925662"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><p><br>
BY drinking the rest of the milk in that glass of yours thats half empty.</p>
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<p>Milk? that stuff is bad for ya. I have a  never empty glass of IPA. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>Does that mean you're using the mighty elevation of the Green or White Mountains in the NE as you prep for Leadville? <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>TO be honest with you Doug... yes I am. I plan on doing lots of running at 4000-600' of elevation. It's all that I have. And being a rather poor college student trying to run the grand Slam by begging, scratching up what money I can and being resourceful... it's all I can do. I don't have the time or money to head to Leadville a month in advance or even a week in advance. Which, quite honestly, is part of what is going to make this journey so epic for me if indeed I manage to finish.</p>
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<p>I have run a race at 10,000 feet before however... and I have spent some time out in Colorado running. Elevation makes me sleepy... but I'm sleepy during 100s as it is anyway. Other then that, I've experienced no ill effects of elevation. (Grand Teton 100 - 2007).</p>
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<p>So it is and so be it.</p>
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<p>SJ</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sherpa John</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69033/rr-2010-vermont-100#post_1925957"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>TO be honest with you Doug... yes I am. I plan on doing lots of running at 4000-600' of elevation. It's all that I have. And being a rather poor college student trying to run the grand Slam by begging, scratching up what money I can and being resourceful... it's all I can do. I don't have the time or money to head to Leadville a month in advance or even a week in advance. Which, quite honestly, is part of what is going to make this journey so epic for me if indeed I manage to finish.</p>
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<p>I have run a race at 10,000 feet before however... and I have spent some time out in Colorado running. Elevation makes me sleepy... but I'm sleepy during 100s as it is anyway. Other then that, I've experienced no ill effects of elevation. (Grand Teton 100 - 2007).</p>
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I wasn't trying to critical but merely asking. Many as yourself, get off the plane and do the race with zero acclimation. Others as we know go out early and climb some hills to get ready. Of course each person does what he can with his own time and financial constraints.</p>
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<p>As for your financial plight, this is your choice to do the slam during this point in your life. At 28 you still have few dozen years of Ultra running in front of you.  Youthful zeal and finances aside, I wish you the best!! </p>
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<p>Rock on!</p>
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<p>Oh My! man I felt it again!</p>
<p>The pain in the chest, the back. the worry about the kidneys...</p>
<p>I didn't pee for 7 hours when Gary (yes the holly gary) made me stop, drink and take salt.</p>
<p>I also felt super before ten bears, thanks to garry but then, this sob hill got me and I couldn't recover.</p>
<p>I had cramps all over my body, feet, legs hands, tongue (yes!)</p>
<p>there, my mind told me: you are damaging yourself, you love your wife, you love your life, stop.</p>
<p>And I did stop. and it took me 3 weeks to get through that. DNF... </p>
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<p>So man, respect. I think it is a good idea to take breaks, drink and cool down, no matter for how long.</p>
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<p>Keep us informed for leadville.</p>
<p>Pepe</p>
 
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