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Location:

Logan,UT,United States

Member Since:

Apr 08, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

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

Logan Peak Trail Race

Completely addicted to trail running

 

 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2016 Race Schedule

TBD...

 

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Who knows?

 

 

 

 

Personal:

Link to my Wife and I's Photo and Running blog

 

 

 

 

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
231.5031.00262.50
2015 Trail Miles Miles: 248.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 40.00PI EMotion Trail N1 Miles: 29.50Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 8.50Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 43.50PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 47.002015 Road Miles Miles: 14.00Altra Impulse 1.0 Miles: 4.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 12.00Altra Superior 2.0 11 Miles: 58.00Launch Blue #2 Miles: 6.00LP 3.0 Tester Miles: 11.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

Green canyon with Logan and a few dozen bikers.  Thought going early morning would miss most the bikers.  Wrong.  Fun to catch up with Logan though.

T- 1:45 1600' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 12.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 12.00
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10.000.0010.00

10 Easy miles with Corey Hyer and old friend from 2 houses ago.  Great to catch up with him.  He is doing quite well.  BST+River Trail

90 mins

PI EMotion Trail N1 Miles: 10.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 10.00
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19.500.0019.50

Ben Lomond (9712') and Willard Peaks (9764') from North Ogden Divide.  Ran with Mike and Logan Fielding.  Good times.  It was crowded on Ben but quiet on Willard.  Plenty of goats to keep us company.  Logan pushed the pace at times but we had fun.

T-3:32 moving time 4700' vert

PI EMotion Trail N1 Miles: 19.502015 Trail Miles Miles: 19.50
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8.500.008.50

Saddleback then ridge over to Preston Valley Trail down to green. The ridge traverse was overgrown and tough to run on.  Mostly hiked.  Tired from yesterday.  Good loop though.  Saw Mike and friend in the hammocks trying to sleep.  I made sure to wake them.  It was past 7am.

T-2:13 3400' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 8.50Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 8.50
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19.000.0019.00

"Softrock" Day 1

- Maggies Gulch + Peak 13053' (3.3 miles 1200' vert)

https://www.strava.com/activities/340583040

- Maggies to Cunningham + Canby Mtn 13478' (6.2 miles 2300' vert)

https://www.strava.com/activities/340583047

- Cunningham to Silverton (9.3 miles 2880' vert)

https://www.strava.com/activities/340583043

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 19.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 19.00
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11.500.0011.50

Day 2 - 

Scouting out approach into Ouray with Tim (2.5 miles)

https://www.strava.com/activities/341332838

Blue Lakes Pass (5 miles, 2K')

https://www.strava.com/activities/341332864

Colorado Trail at Molas Lake (3.75 miles)

https://www.strava.com/activities/341332845

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 11.50Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 11.50
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11.000.0011.00

Day 3:

Grouse Gulch to Handies Peak 14,048 (5165' vert)

Super cool peak to tag.  Weather held out ok.

https://www.strava.com/activities/341869259

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0fzN7Ynl6Q

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 11.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 11.00
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13.000.0013.00

Day 4:

Ice/Island Lakes Exploring

Super fun time with Bryce and Beth.  Some amazing views. Spent too much time running and not enough pics!

https://www.strava.com/activities/344955577

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i20fw562OW4

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 13.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 13.00
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Crewed Tim all day at Hardrock 100 with Beth.  Fun stuff watching all the big names either pace or race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2TP4Nn8BHc

Started pacing at 12:30 am on Saturday

 

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Hardrock 100 pacing - 

Redemption from last year where instead of pacing I sat in the hospital.  Not a good day.  This year it was much better.  Amazing watching Tim survive the course.  Will write a proper blog post when I am not so tired still.

15 hours with Tim - 35 miles - 13,000' vert

Ouray (56.6) to KT aid (89) + plus back to the truck

https://www.strava.com/activities/344955593

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5x9xeCIAmk

Pics and thoughts from Beth Posted HERE

PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 35.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 35.00
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12.500.0012.50

Flattop Peak (9539') from Birch Canyon with Erik and Mike.  Felt horrible.  Felt kinda sick today and yesterday.  This didn't help.  Better rest and take care of it.

4200' vert 12.5 miles 3 hours

 

PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 12.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 12.00
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4.000.004.00

4 easy miles from the Auto shop back home.  Feeling better every day.

2015 Road Miles Miles: 4.00Altra Impulse 1.0 Miles: 4.00
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12.000.0012.00

Wellsville Traverse - 

Mike and Josh did the double while Matt and I joined for the second half.  Weather was great for us (not so good for them).  Enjoyed the views and generally took things pretty easy.  At least as easy as the wellsville can be...

T-3:20 (moving time) 5K' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 12.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 12.00
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13.000.0013.00

AM: 9 Easy run with Corey in Green Canyon.  Starting to feel better again.  Just in time to taper for Speedgoat.  Gonna be a short taper.

1100' vert

PM: 4ish.  Family is out of town and I am stuck here working so I grabbed a jimmy john sandwhich and hiked it up to Whistle Dick Tree (6696') for a picnic.  Jogged back with a full belly.

1800' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 13.00Altra Superior 2.0 11 Miles: 13.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

6 medium effort miles at Narrow Canyon (Wellsville).  Trails are in great shape there.  Fun stuff.  Time to taper now for Speedgoat 50K

T-56:30 1500' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.00Altra Superior 2.0 11 Miles: 6.00
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6.000.006.00

6 Easy miles with Keegan on the Canal Trail.  They finally fixed the section of mountain that collapsed and connected the trail up again.  Its nice.

Launch Blue #2 Miles: 6.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 4.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00
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2.500.002.50

Doughnut falls with Mom and Jaxon.  Fun hike for us.  Ready to roll tomorrow in the 50K.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 2.50
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Race: Speedgoat 50K (31 Miles) 06:59:24, Place overall: 21
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Speedgoat 50K

My third (and final) go at this race.  This is the slowest time I have run (it was 8 seconds slower than in 2013) BUT, the course has been changed each time I have done it and made harder with each version.  I would estimate about 15-20 mins harder than in 2013.  So, I am happy with it.  

Overall, I feel my hiking speed is average at best, but I was able to run the flats and downhills faster than those around me.  Lots of yo/yo running.  They'd pass me on the ups and I'd pass back on the downhills.

I tried to moderate my pace for the first hour or two but failed miserably.  I tried to keep up with Erik who is a much better climber than I am and I think it hurt my overall time.  He went on to have a great race and continued to pull away on the climbs.  I just had to push through the fatigue and do what I could.  I had very little motivation the final hour until I got rolling on the downhill and chased the 7 hour barrier.  I sure cut it close, but was able to jog it in with the kids.  They had a blast on the mountain killing time waiting for me so good times were had by all.

Time to move on and run a different race next year.  Maybe the Tushar race near Beaver UT....

T-6:59:24 11K+ vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 31.00Altra Superior 2.0 11 Miles: 31.00
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All day at Lagoon.  Legs are tired!

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Wide Canyon + Narrow Canyon

Great loop with and back to the cell towers overlooking Wellsville.  Trail is kinda hidden under the long grass but the trail is soft and fun to run.  Great after-work loop!

T-1:24 2K vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 8.00Altra Superior 2.0 11 Miles: 8.00
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9.000.009.00

9 easy miles in Green Canyon

Chill'n the first half, bit faster on the downhill.  Still tired as expected.  Good to get out and enjoy the brisk morning!

T-1:18 1100' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 9.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 9.00
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11.000.0011.00

Birch Canyon + 5 pyramids

Easy run with Todd (new guy from Cali).  Pace was easy but man, it was hot!

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 11.00LP 3.0 Tester Miles: 11.00
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8.000.008.00

Easy 8 to Green Canyon (roads)

68 mins

2015 Road Miles Miles: 8.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 8.00
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231.5031.00262.50
2015 Trail Miles Miles: 248.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 40.00PI EMotion Trail N1 Miles: 29.50Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 8.50Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 43.50PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 47.002015 Road Miles Miles: 14.00Altra Impulse 1.0 Miles: 4.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 12.00Altra Superior 2.0 11 Miles: 58.00Launch Blue #2 Miles: 6.00LP 3.0 Tester Miles: 11.00
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