Road and Trail runners racing thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by disconnected, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Skowinski

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    Just back from the Devil Mountain 50k out of Pagosa Springs CO yesterday. We had a good time, finished in 8:18, the course wasn't extremely difficult, but did have a 3,000 ft. climb up to about 10,000 ft - that was the tough part. I'd say it was about 30-40% dirt road and jeep roads, the rest some pretty technical single track trails. Kindof a low key event, we like those. My quads and calves are a bit sore today.....

    http://www.joingecko.org/images/pdf/DM50kElev2011.pdf
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  2. gazoo

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    Nicely done w/ the 8:18! Has to be one heck of a scenic race in that area, too. Congrats!
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  3. gazoo

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    Hey Disconnected, well done at the WV Trilogy 50M! Looks like another amazing course.

    Going to do the trilogy next year? :freaky
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  4. disconnected

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    I think for next year I may be in for all three. :)
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  5. disconnected

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    Found a new one called the "Georgia Death Race"! I registered last night. Its said to have a few hills.....:D
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  6. gazoo

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    Hehe... A few hills? 30,000 feet of elevation change in 60 miles? Yeah, there may be a hill or two :lol3

    I'm on the bench for 3 months thanks to blood clots. Will be starting from scratch again in January :cry

    Will be living vicariously through others for a while. Keep kickin' butt!
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  7. disconnected

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    starting Thursday ill be back to a normal training routine. I opted to take a month of cutbacks. Ive been getting out 1 time a week and letting my body heal for the new year. Been Spinning and doing Yoga. :) I hope youre blood clots heal. Just think how rested and youre body will be after 3 months. It could be a good thing. :)



    greg

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  8. Skowinski

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    Georgia Death Race?! That is some serious elevation change... :huh Reading about the course, that makes me think of the Barkley, in that same part of the country I think.

    I'm now about 6 weeks after the last 50k, and thoroughly detrained. Just doing ~30 minute easy runs each day. Sometime in January it'll start cranking back up, we are doing the Jemez 50k in May and going back at the San Juan Solstice 50M in June next year.
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  9. TeneRay

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    :ear

    Not even close to an ultra runner. Only done a half-marathon a couple years ago but I want to do a full marathon sometime soon.

    I was living in Colorado Springs for a few years and did numerous fun runs. I finally had time to do the Bolder Boulder last year which was a great time! Now that I've relocated East, I want to discover some more events.

    Can't slack, need to keep running!

    Anyone know of any upcoming runs?
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  10. disconnected

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    hmm.. Virginia is great to run. Ive been down there, also check out the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners. I am part of there club and the host a variety of training and fun runs down in WV. It is worth the drive.
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  11. TeneRay

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    Well, I just did the Blacksburg Classic 10 miler yesterday. Holy cow I'm outta shape. That was the first ten miler since fall 2010. I'm signed up to run the Ukrop in Richmond but need to find something to do in March. Any easterners (remote to VA and the adjacent states) have any suggestions? I want to keep it around 10 miles again. Maybe up to a half.
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  12. Skowinski

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    Put in 3 hours 45 minutes running this past weekend. Trying to really start pushing the miles/time up each weekend. The San Juan Solstice 50M is about 3.5 months away, man I better get in shape. :kurt
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  13. disconnected

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    Check out the WVMTR site. West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners. They have races of different miles and some fun training runs. There is a 14 mile trainer and a 21 mile training run coming up in the Dolly Sods on April 6th!

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    Awsome! I have the death race in 1.5 weeks. :D

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    Yeah, you guys are insane. I'm thinking about another 10 miler at the end of this month. I think a marathon is the longest I'll go in my lifetime, lol.
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    hey gang, hows everyone doing? had a great week last week and looking forward to riding/camping with the DR to do more wilderness runs. :) The only bad part is securing you're gear when you ride youre motorcycle to the middle of no where!. :O)


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  17. Skowinski

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    I'm about where I was a month ago. Having what seems like some IT band issues with my right knee, a problem I had once about 5 years ago, but not since. Went out to do 4-5 hours this past Sunday and ended up doing just over 3 hours and walking the last 45 minutes. :bluduh

    I am not where I should be getting ready for the SJS50 in mid-June.

    Back to rolling on the pain log and stretching more.
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  18. ZXMorty

    ZXMorty Been here awhile

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    I got in 38 miles on the road this past week. 4 more weeks until I join 25,000 runners for a 25K.
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  19. Skowinski

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    My brother and I cancelled out on the San Juan Solstice 50M run back in June, neither of us were anywhere near ready. We rescheduled for the Flagstaff 50k coming up this Saturday.

    http://www.aravaiparunning.com/flagstaff/

    For various reasons I'm not ready for this one now. Worked up to runs around 3-4 hours (probably a bit less than half the 50k distance) each weekend for the past ~1.5 months, and that's it, stalled out at that level. I usually like to get in a couple of at least 6 hour runs the two weeks before a 50k.

    I'm pretty sure I'll finish, just because I'm so stupidly stubborn. But, I think I'm going to suffer. A lot. :lol3
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  20. ZXMorty

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    Good luck, sounds like fun and challenging. Please let us know how it goes.