Logan Peak Race

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Logan,UT,United States

Member Since:

Apr 08, 2005



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Former Course Record Holder (it was a good run while it lasted...)

Logan Peak Trail Race

Completely addicted to trail running





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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Microspikes Lifetime Miles: 408.50
PI EMotion Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 357.00
MT1010SA Lifetime Miles: 120.50
Rapa Nui 2 Lifetime Miles: 305.50
Altra Olympus Lifetime Miles: 555.80
PI Emotion Trail N2 Lifetime Miles: 312.50
PI Emotion Trail M2 Lifetime Miles: 328.50
2015 Trail Miles Lifetime Miles: 2047.50
2015 Road Miles Lifetime Miles: 490.00
2015 Mtn Bike Miles Lifetime Miles: 58.00
Altra Impulse 1.0 Lifetime Miles: 46.00
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 242.00
Altra Paradigm (blue) Lifetime Miles: 102.00
LP 3.0 Tester Lifetime Miles: 64.50
Altra One2 Lifetime Miles: 14.00
Altra Paradigm 2.0 Lifetime Miles: 92.00
Altra LP NS HT Lifetime Miles: 95.00
Altra Torin 2.5 Red Lifetime Miles: 7.00
Race: Logan Peak Race (28 Miles) 04:22:52, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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Logan Peak Trail Race - 

What a race!  Where to begin?  How about I mention the fact that I have been planning and dreaming about this race since last years was over.  This is my single most favorite race for many reasons, including the home course advantage, amazing views, tough technical trails, snow, mud and lots and lots of hills.  Needless to say, I was pretty excited for the 2010 edition of this race.  

The morning began with a nice jog around the starting area with Jon and Joe working on earning a few stars.  By race time, I was feeling good and ready to roll.  The weather was nice (50's and clear).  The race started near Logan Dry canyon and headed out of the park and towards the mountains.  Before too long, we were on the Deer Fence trail and then heading up Dry Canyon.  Its a nice steep canyon climbing 3000' in the first 4.5 miles. Before long the lead pack included Jon, Joe, myself and 2 others.  Things were relaxed but not slow as we climbed the canyon.  We were ahead of CR pace by a few mins when we reached Aid Station 1 at mile 4.5 and held that gap for the whole race.  Things were looking pretty good, but we were working hard to maintain that pace. 

Mile Splits:  9:06, 11:31, 14:15, 15:29, 14:25 (including aid 1)


The big question this year was how much snow we would encounter.  A week ago, about a 1/3 of the course was covered in snow.  The warm weather took care of that this week and we were lucky to experience roughly the same amount of snow as last year.  It was weird though as the snow patches were in different locations this year.  Things were moving along nicely as we ran on the South Syncline Trail heading around the mountain. 

I was chasing a guy (I forgot his name already) with Joe right on my heels and Jon and (some other guy) behind him when I got a bit carried away on a tight downhill corner(mile 7.5).  I stepped on a rock that threw off my balance and before I knew it, I was flying face first into a rock.  I banged myself up pretty good even getting a cut upper lip.  I layed there in pain until I got some sympathy and then decided to run again.  No, seriously, it hurt.  After that, I didn't feel too good and had a really hard time keeping up with the pack.  This was the hardest section of the course for me.  Mentally and physically. 

Splits: 9:49, 6:54, 9:39(fall), 10:20, 11:35, 10:01

By mile11, we hit Aid 2 and started an out and back section to the summit of Logan Peak (9710').  The pack was still very fluid with  lots of position changes.  The snow at the summit wasn't too bad and was way less than I expected which helped us maintain a good pace.  The celebration at the top was shortened this year as we had some chasing to do to catch the first place guy (name forgotten again).  We blasted the downhill closing the gap, but man, it hurt.  The nice thing through here was that we get to see the people who are behind us on the course and give/receive praise.  Fun section. 

Splits: 11:06, 15:50, 11:00, 8:21, 7:31 

I made a quick aid station stop to fill my bottle and moved on.  I was hoping to get ahead at this point so I could run slower.  Weird logic, but it worked for a min until Jon caught and passed me.  At this point, he was in the lead with Joe and myself running together behind him.  Jon stretched out his lead, but we kept him in sight.  I was still feeling tired and worn out.  Miserable, but that meant that I was doing something right.  Joe and I worked on closing the gap to Jon and by using the singletrack downhill, we were able to do that.  We ran the Northern Syncline trail section together and figured that the winner would come from one of us as we had dropped the other guys.  This section of trail is absolutely spectacular.  Amazing views, beautiful singletrack.  I would enjoy it more if it weren't for this pesky race.  I started to feel better through here and took over the lead duties.  I stayed that way until I found a water trough to dunk my head in as I was getting super hot.  More running ensued and before long, we were back at the Aid station at the top of Dry Canyon. 

Splits:9:35, 7:11, 7:07, 9:50, 13:22, 8:58

4.5 miles to go.  We were all together there, but Jon decided to fill a bottle and since I still had a 1/3 of a bottle I decided to not stop.  Joe followed suit and was right on my tail as we flew down the singletrack.  I didn't see Jon again after this point.  This section is brutal on the legs as they are super tired, but you really have to push it to keep a good pace going on the steep/technical downhill.  I worked hard to drop Joe, but he hung with me for a while.  Finally!  I wasn't able to hear his foot steps anymore (he took a nice spill somewhere in there too).  I slowed back off the pace a bit and tried to just survive.  At this point I was amazed I could actually win this thing.  Don't blow it now Cody.

Before arriving at the bottom of the canyon I was surprised to see about a 100 head of cattle climbing up the singletrack.  Great!  I made some noise and got most of them to run into the trees so I could pass.  A few decided to run by me on the trail and for a bit I was right next to a few cows.  It turned out that the cattle owners were following the cows up the canyon on their horses and they were not happy that I was spooking them.  Sorry, but what do you do? 

The last mile was a bear with some good uphills and downhill all exposed to the hot sun.  I looked back and saw Joe not too far behind me, but figured he wouldn't be able to get me so I enjoyed the run-in to the finish.  My first win in 3 years and my first ever trail race win.  Sweet!  Joe finished strong less than a min behind with Jon struggling the last 4 miles and losing about 3 mins to us.  But very solidly taking 3rd place.  A 1-2-3 sweep for the blog and all of us sporting our Saint George Running Center shirts, we got some nice publicity.  

Splits: 7:23, 5:55, 6:15, 6:31, 6:05 (course measured to be 27 miles, but whatever).

Awesome course, well run event that I hope to be able to do for many years to come.  The cash prize for first was pretty sweet too.  Who can argue with that?  Results should be posted shortly HERE

T- 4:22:52 (9:52 by my watch) 7200' gain

* Weekly summary 60 miles 8000' climbing

Cascadia 5 #2 Miles: 28.00
From Paul on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 18:27:20 from

I will be the first to comment: awesome job! I was excited when I found out you won. Truly a great race by all three of you, but it has to be gratifying to win, esp given the difficulty of some of your other races this year (snow, stomach cramps, general misery, etc). So kudos.

From Paul on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 18:27:56 from

Scratch that, I'm 2nd to comment. JD beat me while I was typing. I retract everything I said earlier.

From JD on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 19:01:42 from

Win! Cash! Course record! Congratulations!

Paul, I just couldn't take the 1st spot knowing you'd started writing your comment before I did. -)

From crockett on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 19:16:57 from

Way to go Cody. Great report. I could visualize the race well. Congrats on the win and CR.

From Jon on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 19:25:42 from

Despite what you predicted earlier this week, I knew you were in amazing shape with great potential. It's exciting to see you win, especially given your fall at the start. You earned this one today with good training, good race strategy (did you fall just to throw us off?), and great downhill running. Congrats, congrats, congrats. Enjoy it.

From Jon on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 19:26:51 from

P.S. But don't get used to it... :) EVL is still coming up, so I gotta put some fear into you before then!

From Tom on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 19:30:18 from

Great race and race report. Congrats on the win!

From Aaron Kennard on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 19:40:37 from

Wow!! Freaking awesome job out there today. That is an incredible time for that much elevation gain over those miles. I stand in awe. And congrats on your first trail run win...and that is a huge win with so much competition.

From Dale on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 21:07:56 from

Epic. I got pretty tired just looking at that elevation profile. You failed to mention that you took the CR. Nice work all around. You just need to work on eliminating this need for sympathy when you take a dive.

From David Nelson on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 23:00:54 from

Hurrah! Great report, and great job. One of these years I may need to make a trip down for that one. Now let's see a photo of that fat lip.

From Burt on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 23:35:55 from

I'm with Dale. You're too humble to mention that new CR. Great job! I kept hoping you would remember that guy's name.

JD - way to concede the victory to Paul.

From catherine on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 00:18:37 from


From Little Bad Legs on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 00:46:44 from

Impressive race. Great job recovering from your fall and staying strong both mentally and physically.

Congratulations on the win as well.

From Nan on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 00:47:08 from

Awesome Cody! Enjoy the victory.

From Kelli on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 01:42:24 from

A COURSE RECORD????? Nice job!

From Scott Ensign on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 02:02:20 from

wow, incredible. well done! can't wait to hear all the details Friday!! congrats!!

From Paul on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 15:14:20 from

This is honestly one of the best newspaper titles & subtitles I've ever seen. I have new respect for the Herald Journal. You should change your blog title to "Advantage Draper".

Good pic too.

From Dave S on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 17:08:26 from

Awesome! congrats on the win! I have to agree with Paul on the newspaper article and subtitle. I hadn't been on the blog yet this morning and read about it in the paper first.

From James on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 19:35:53 from

Nice job buddy! Congrats on an awesome win too.

From Cody on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 20:24:53 from

Thanks guys!

I am sporting some good bruises and scabs today. Oh, and I love the new blog title and picture idea. Consider it done...

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 20:31:23 from

Great race Cody. Love the cow story! My wife's grandpa - the Minnesota dairy farmer - would have loved it to.

From Scott Ensign on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 21:42:09 from

dang, I was going to suggest you change your blog title to Advantage Draper too, Paul beat me to it. But he beats me at everything.

I have the newspaper article for you too. Will give it to you Friday.

From ultrajim on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 00:00:52 from

Awesome job Cody. I had a great time Saturday as well, my great time was just longer than yours.

From Burt on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 00:48:45 from

Hmmm...I hope you're not violating any copyrighted logos or anything. I know I've seen that picture somewhere...

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 10:29:23 from

Congrats on the strong race and win! You did it even trying to take on a rock, impressive!

From Superfly on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 10:54:18 from

Sueweet! Way to rock out a big win and get some cool PR too.

From c h a d on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 00:31:28 from

Awesome race on so many levels. Congrats Cody.

From Twinkies on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 22:03:35 from

Congrats on the win. You ran great race. I upset the cattle owners as well.

From JamesH on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 19:14:09 from

A little late but congrats on the win. Sounds like quite an adventure.

From Scott Wesemann on Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 02:22:28 from

Nice race. Congrats on the win and on the course PR. Very cool.

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