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<p><strong><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="color:#800000;"><em>Who's</em> warming up ?  <em>Who's</em> cooling down ??  and <em>Who's</em> finished ???</span></span></strong></p>
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<p><em><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#800000;">Tell us about your Trail and Ultra  adventures this weekend !!  And don't be <strong>shy . . . </strong></span></span></em></p>
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<p>Finished - Yay!</p>
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<p>After two recent (not-so-sucessful) attempts in 50 mile races this year, I finished the Tahoe Rim Trail 50 :)</p>
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<p>Can't say enough about the race, tough climbs, quad burning descents, all around the stunning scenery around Tahoe.</p>
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<p>I managed a shot of Jamiesons at mile 8, two more at mile 40, and a beer after the longest most brutal climb I have ever done.</p>
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<p>So the plan was to finish alive with a smile and get lots of pictures. Mission accomplished.</p>
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<p>Sno in 98+ degree weather just felt weird</p>
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<p>1800' climb in 2 miles. Took 45 minutes to do the last mile. I fully deserved that beer at the top!</p>
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<p>10 miles to go, how could I say no!</p>
 

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<p><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif" title="">   <span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color:#800000;">Awesome <strong>Just Jim</strong>  !   </span></span></p>
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<p><span style="color:#800000;">Congrats and great pics,  I  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/love7.gif" title="">   that trail !  </span></p>
 

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<p><span style="color:#b22222;"><span style="font-size:14px;">. . . did a bunch of little runs throughout the weekend in preparation for a 12 Hour Relay next weekend.  Going to run off n on for 12 Hours with my relay partner,  fellow Kickster, <strong style="font-style:normal;font-weight:bold;">shellerz</strong> !    Should be a <strong style="font-style:normal;font-weight:bold;">blast</strong> !  There will be some relay teams there who will be gunning for the record in the 100 MILE Relay.  In 1968 a team of 10 ran 100 Miles on the track in 7:27:55. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/shock.gif" title="">  It looks to be a very interesting day.   Music, hot dogs and pizza . . . what more could ya ask for ??  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif" title=""></span></span></p>
 

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<p>I did some running up at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Friday late morning/early afternoon ...ran the out and back from Boston Store to Pine Lane and then went to get lunch and set up my hotel for the night ... I was happy that roots and his partner in charge of the Buckeye Trai 50k said I could help mark trails and work an aid station on Saturday even though I didn't inquire till Wednesday!   I met up with roots and his friends back at Boston Store at about 4 p.m. and then we split into groups to mark, I got to help roots on a few sections ... it got really interesting on the longer section when he donned a backpack filled with wooden stakes armed with a hammer and staple gun - weirdest running gear EVAH!  I carried the signs  :)    We estimated about 6 miles on our legs - so I got about 14 or so in on trails Friday  *cool*</p>
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<p>I also got to help out near the start on Saturday morning by heading up the road a bit to make sure the runners didn't miss the first turn  ... I got in about 2 miles running back and forth before the race  ... made sure they all headed the right direction and then headed to Pine Lane to help set up the AS and then was able to stay till they tore down at noon ... it was a HOT one out there ... and we were in a parking lot with no shade aside from the tent we set up ... I didn't stay in the tent, looked at it as heat training, lol ... had a GREAT time helping the runners out  ... truly do enjoy volunteering at these events!</p>
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<p>I had to take off after tearing down and didn't get to see the finish line or hang out with my friends that ran ... I had to drive the 2 hours home and get ready for work *sigh*</p>
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<p>no run on Sunday ... hubby and I are planning his first ever 20 miler tomorrow ... running from our house to Pleasant Hill Dam (the dam on the Mohican 100/50 trail course)  ... should be FUN  ;-)</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SportiGrl</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68923/weekend-trailin-ultra-reportages-7-16-18#post_1923751"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I did some running up at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Friday late morning/early afternoon ...ran the out and back from Boston Store to Pine Lane and then went to get lunch and set up my hotel for the night ....</p>
<p>... it got really interesting on the longer section when he donned <strong>a backpack filled with <span style="text-decoration:underline;">wooden stakes</span></strong> armed with a hammer and staple gun - weirdest running gear EVAH! ...</p>
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<p>I misread <strong>wooden <em>stakes</em></strong> as <strong>wooden <em>skates</em></strong> - and wholeheartedly agreed that it was the weirdest running gear EVAH! Then, I re-read it... it's still flippin weird. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/lol.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>Looking forward to running Boston Store to Pine Lane myself in a couple (eek! less than two) weeks.</p>
<p>Speaking of which - I'm back to running...</p>
<p>My extreme weekend included no ultras or trails, but 2mi on Sat and 5mi on Sun (and a bunch of <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">staking</span> skating) - all pain free!! <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" title=""></p>
<p>(There's still a bit of lingering pain that shows up at times in day-to-day stuff... keeping me cautious; but, still, optimistic about making the starting line.)</p>
 

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<p><strong>07/17 - Saturday</strong></p>
<p><em>Sunburn Six in the Stix - 6 hour:  38.5 Miles / 2nd Overall</em></p>
<p><em>Bartlett, IL</em></p>
<p><em>Temperature reached 91-92F on the 2.28Mile crushed limestone loop course - 100% exposed to the sun.</em></p>
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<p>I elected to go with a visor, no shirt, road shoes, 20oz handheld</p>
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<p>At the start with sun already baking us at 7:30AM</p>
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<p>Myself and Matt Condron(mileage leader for the day) early in the event.</p>
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<p>After about 4hours into the event, I decided to take measures into my own hands and guard against the sun/heat.</p>
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<p><strong>07/18 - Sunday</strong></p>
<p>52:44 on our local trails at 8:00PM.</p>
<p>Legs felt ok, but my left big toe was a little infected.</p>
<p>Clipped off the nail and relieved the pressure.  Good to go :)</p>
 

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<p>Crawled to the finish line of Vermont in 28:57. </p>
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<p>Really disappointed with my time.. but proud to have hung on for a finish.</p>
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<p>Half way through the slam!</p>
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<p>PS... 3 weeks is NOT enough time off between 100s.  :)</p>
 

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<p>i was a loser. Zoe has had some allergic reaction and between that and being sleep deprived from crewing and pacing at Badwater, i bailed on my run yesterday. i could barely muster up the energy to play with Zoe outside :( gotta really get my act together, i have a 100 miler in 2 months! <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif" title=""></p>
 

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<p>Dayum! I almost missed this.</p>
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<p>woohoo, crunningman!  great job on the OA finish  - 2nd place is not shabby!!!</p>
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<p>sherpa .. wow ... 3 weeks between 100s!  YIKES ... and half thru the grand slam of ultras ...</p>
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<p>buzzie ... so glad you seem to be on the mend .... I "might" see you at BR100 in a couple weeks ... I will likely sign on to volunteer in some capacity  ... even though that'll mean traveling/gas expenses 3 weekends in a row when I'm supposed to be penny pinching!  *me = bad*</p>
 

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<p>It'd be great to see you there - a friendly face at mile heaven-knows-what!  (Of course, I totally understand about the time and expense - so much fun to be had, so little of both.)<br>
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buzzie ... so glad you seem to be on the mend .... I "might" see you at BR100 in a couple weeks ... I will likely sign on to volunteer in some capacity  ... even though that'll mean traveling/gas expenses 3 weekends in a row when I'm supposed to be penny pinching!  *me = bad*</div>
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<p>Great photos Jim! That hill looks like pure evil. Was it full sun the whole way?<br><br>
6 hours in the sun sounds brutal to me. Congrats crunningman!<br><br>
Congrats on the finish Sherpa John. Any finish sounds very solid given the minimal recovery time.<br><br>
Myself: I ran 10 miles on Saturday morning with the local group. Sunday was a sprint tri -- my first this season. I had a lot of fun and set a PR for the course. Report online here: <a href="http://www.macluskie.com/reports/2010/3sports2010/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.macluskie.com/reports/2010/3sports2010/index.html</a><br><br>
Next week I should be back to bigger run miles again. I'm hatching a plan for the weekend.</p>
 

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<p>Got out at 6 a.m. to the state park and ran 16 miles...it was 4 hours of the most evenly paced run I've done out there yet.  I didn't fade at all, which is what usually happens as the sun gets higher and it gets warmer.  I ran with a friend who is training for Leadville 100...unfortunately for him it was the first 16 of his 40 when he wanted to be out there a couple hours before I was and get some of his run done before I got there...it was in the 90's when I was done and got hotter over the course of the day.  I felt really good for my run, like I could have run more,  and it was awesome not to be by myself, but I didn't need to run any more than that and didn't want to risk injury, especially coming off a fairly tough race the previous weekend and going into another one.  I hope that doesn't make me a crappy friend but I did check in with him the rest of the day to make sure he was okay. </p>
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<p>Mobius - we had the sun most of the day (there were a few forest areas) - I honestly did ok in it - I have plenty of heat training in the NC summer, plus some Badwater crewing earlier in the week really helped. A lot of people suffered though - it was carnage at one particular aid station. It was about 90F at the peak (but it was a dry heat lol).</p>
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<p>Congrats to crunningman and SJ :)</p>
 

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Myself: I ran 10 miles on Saturday morning with the local group. Sunday was a sprint tri -- my first this season. I had a lot of fun and set a PR for the course. Report online here: <a href="http://www.macluskie.com/reports/2010/3sports2010/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.macluskie.com/reports/2010/3sports2010/index.html</a><br><br>
Next week I should be back to bigger run miles again. I'm hatching a plan for the weekend.</p>
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<p><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color:#800000;">"Chipotle was there for the post-race meal. Freshly made spicy beef soft tacos at 9am was a bit unusual, but quite tasty. . ."    <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif" title="">  <em><strong>YEEEEE - HAH !!!</strong></em></span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color:#800000;">Sounds like a great weekend <strong>Mobius  !!</strong></span></span><br>
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<p>Looking forward to running Boston Store to Pine Lane myself in a couple (eek! less than two) weeks.</p>
<p>Speaking of which - I'm back to running...</p>
<p>My extreme weekend included no ultras or trails, but 2mi on Sat and 5mi on Sun (and a bunch of <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">staking</span> skating) - all pain free!! <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" title=""></p>
<p>(There's still a bit of lingering pain that shows up at times in day-to-day stuff... keeping me cautious; but, still, optimistic about making the starting line.)</p>
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<p><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello2.gif" title="">   <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="color:#a52a2a;">You are doing <em>great</em> with your transition to trails n ultras <strong>lkschiller  </strong>!  Sounds like yer doing it just right  and</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="color:#a52a2a;">          progressing with ease.  Keep movin' !</span></span><br>
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<p><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" title="">  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" title="">   <span style="color:#800000;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Crunngratulations <strong>crunningman</strong> !!</span></span>  <span style="color:#800000;"><span style="font-size:16px;">You nailed it this time !</span></span></p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>crunningman</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68923/weekend-trailin-ultra-reportages-7-16-18#post_1923822"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><strong>07/17 - Saturday</strong></p>
<p><em>Sunburn Six in the Stix - 6 hour:  38.5 Miles / 2nd Overall</em></p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Just Jim</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68923/weekend-trailin-ultra-reportages-7-16-18#post_1923979"><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>Mobius - we had the sun most of the day (there were a few forest areas) - I honestly did ok in it - I have plenty of heat training in the NC summer, plus some Badwater crewing earlier in the week really helped. A lot of people suffered though - it was carnage at one particular aid station. It was about 90F at the peak (but it was a dry heat lol).</p>
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Congrats to you Jim!  I am jealous of that terrain.  Those pics are amazing!  Lake Tahoe is on my list of to dos<br>
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