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Oct 27, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:


50M : Squaw Peak '10 12:59:57
50K : Buffalo Trail  '10   5:50:24
26.2: Ogden           '08   3:30:39
25K : Buffalo Trail  '09   2:25:10
13.1: Phoenix         '09   1:34:55

Ultra Relay:
2008 WBR Swamp Donkey's 2nd Place 23:30 hrs
2009 WBR Swamp Donkey's 3rd Place 24:32 hrs


 Marathons   Completed
 Ogden 26.2


 St. George 26.2


 Mid Mountain 26.2 (Park City)



 Ultras                   Completed
 Squaw Peak 50M


 Buffalo 50K


 Red Hot 55K


El Vaquero Loco 50K  1

Short-Term Running Goals:

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Miles:This week: 3.50 Month: 43.80 Year: 456.75
Adrenaline Light Black Lifetime Miles: 700.30
Cascadia 14 Aqua Lifetime Miles: 297.35
Adrenaline 21 Black Lifetime Miles: 380.95
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Adrenaline Red Miles: 18.98Cascadia 6 (Red) Miles: 50.15Adrenaline Blue Miles: 2.60
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Perfect morning! So, decided to shake the legs out with a nice an Ez run down to Pineview and back. Suhweet!

Adrenaline Red Miles: 3.40
Race: Squaw Peak (DNF) (50 Miles) 06:30:00
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I guess I should start with, 30 is the new 50. My second Squaw didn't go quite as I expected...

Felt pretty dang good going into the race. Training hasn't been excellent or anything, but solid I think. Headed down to the prerace briefing with Gdoc (his first Ultra and 50) and Shane billy goat gruff. Ate some Hampton Inn spaghetti and rolls listened to John carry-on and the next thing I knew it was 4:00 AM and we were headed up the canyon for the 5:00 AM race start.

Planned on running with G' until one of us bonked out or one felt the need for speed. So, we started off heading down the paved trail towards bridal veil falls until we turned left on the single track at Nunn’s park.  This starts a pretty big climb up the back side of Squaw peak to Hope campground (aid station #2) about 6 miles in. Then you climb up. and up to hit the squaw trail that connects to the Rock Canyon trail - with the course change we dropped down rock canyon on the BoSHO (mile 11)  headed south to Spring Creek Canyon (mile 20) and UPUP spring canyon, this section up to the jeep trail heading into Pole Haven (mile 25)  was a beast. Pole Haven was the turn around point.

At mile 7-8ish just heading into Rock Canyon I had taken a gu along with an enduralyte. Let's just say within about 10 minutes is when my pain and suffering started. My stomach cramped really bad and then I lost my cookies mid-stride really without any notice. I think the sight scared  G' a little bit. The down fall of this I was unable to drink or eat anything to maintain energy and the essential minerals, every time I would try and eat something I'd get nauseated and a little light headed. As I tend to sweat a lot - the lower trail conditions and the temps were sucking me dry. I convinced G right heading into Spring about mile 19 that I was going to drop or take a while at the aid station, so go make us proud. I ended up sitting at Spring creek for about 20 minutes trying to relax and get the breathing better which I did so, I decided to start the ou-n-back to Pole Haven. About 10 minutes into the climb, I felt pretty horrible again, but decided I needed to get to the the Turn and back to Spring and reevaluate.. Coming back down into Spring I knew I was in trouble.. So, I decided instead of walking for another 20 miles it was time to call it a day.

Props to G' he gutted out a nice finish! Billy goat gruff took 6th and Bryce took 7th overall. This course is tough!! Those guys are super studs.



Cascadia 6 (Red) Miles: 30.00
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Hit the Hotel tM o' doom for an eZ 3.1.. Left knee a little achy from sat. but other than that feel'n aight...

Adrenaline Red Miles: 3.10
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..after a travel filled last week and a weaksauce tM run - Back to the Grind! Decided to hit the Runner BoOT caMP CLass at the gym this morning. I forgot how I love 4 minute wall sits lunges, and laps... Good times.

Adrenaline Red Miles: 3.10
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Ah.. the R-scape LoOP. Hit the section of BoSHo that is to be known as the R-scape loop with N Fisher, Shane, Brian Stromberg, and Booth on his Spiffy Bike. Trail is in great shape after the night time thunder rain-fest. I did forget how sore one gets from doing lunges, mtn climbers, rockets, squat jumps... but felt good to turn the dial up a bit with those guys.

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Cascadia 6 (Red) Miles: 6.00
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A great last few days down in  a little placed called Zion with the Brohiems.. no not the one from the Matrix although that would be cool. First time I've ever been down there.. I know crazy! It was awesome! Hit Angels Landing some hiking, Yankee Doodle Slot (Outside of Zions), Key Hole Slot, and Shelf Canyon.. Lot's o' raps and some seriously cold water! First of many trips down there hopefully...

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Nice run around Eden this AM. Headed out to Pineview and around the Island loop. Need to get back into some kinda groove.. been floundering since Squaw. Maybe it's just time for a H2O Ski.. Avg 8:07

Adrenaline Red Miles: 5.38
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Half mile warm up on the tM o' doom and then 1hr sPIn class. Nice workout....

Adrenaline Blue Miles: 0.50
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Hit the BoSho r-scape loop this AM with Stromberg! Good times. Pushed the pace perfect weather perfect trail... Legs were weaving in and out of feeling heavy and slow to light and quick...Peace all ya all.

Cascadia 6 (Red) Miles: 5.80
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After a Hiatus last week to YouthConf. Hit the class o' Pain this AM. RunnerBootCamp. Good hard sweat-fest! Need to get back in the groove...

Adrenaline Red Miles: 4.00
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An Hour of SPiN o' PAiN. Then hit the wheel o' life for a couple miles around 8 min pace. Legs were beat down from class, but good to push them. Yo wasabi!?

Adrenaline Blue Miles: 2.10
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About as Perfect morning as you can get.. Threw on the cascadia's and hit the North Arm Trail for the first time this yR (which is insane - it's almost July).. Took it out to the South Skyline TH and ran back home. Species encountered along the way - two runners, two bunnies, and one grumpkin. Peace.


Cascadia 6 (Red) Miles: 8.35
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Adrenaline Red Miles: 18.98Cascadia 6 (Red) Miles: 50.15Adrenaline Blue Miles: 2.60
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