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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
2279.00259.002538.00
2015 Trail Miles Miles: 2047.502015 Road Miles Miles: 490.00Altra Olympus Miles: 196.00Launch Blue #2 Miles: 63.50Cascadia 6 Red Miles: 8.00Innov8 Roclite 315 Miles: 35.50Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 256.50PI Emotion Trail N2 Miles: 74.00PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 162.50MT1010SA Miles: 66.50Microspikes Miles: 39.50Altra Impulse 1.0 Miles: 46.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 242.00Altra Lone Peak 2.0 Polartec Miles: 79.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 167.00Ghost 4 Miles: 8.50Rapa Nui 2 Miles: 65.00PI EMotion Trail N1 Miles: 58.50NB 1210 Leadville Miles: 9.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 266.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 102.00Altra Superior 2.0 11 Miles: 99.00LP 3.0 Tester Miles: 64.50Oly/LP Tester Miles: 213.00Altra One2 Miles: 14.00Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 92.002015 Mtn Bike Miles Miles: 58.00Altra LP NS HT Miles: 95.00Altra Torin 2.5 Red Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
18.500.0018.50

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

To celebrate the new year I went and ran an old favorite.  Providence Canyon (from the house) with two laps of the canyon trail lower 2 miles.  It was packed down nicely until 2 miles up the canyon so I turned around and ran it again.  Was going to do a third but I was pretty beat.  Great way to start the year.

T-2:35:45 (8:24) 2500' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 8.502015 Road Miles Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.000.0020.00

Long Run with Mike - 

I had a tight window to run so it was a semi-early start and a route that is time productive to run.  House to halfway up Green.  Out via canal, back via Sumac Drive.  We pushed the last 4 miles under 7 min pace.  Good run on some tired legs.  Solid week with 70 miles in 4 days of running.

T-2:42:30 (8:07) 1850' vert

Altra Olympus Miles: 20.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 11.002015 Road Miles Miles: 9.00
Comments
From Jon on Mon, Jan 05, 2015 at 17:38:56 from 107.203.52.135

You're kicking my butt on mileage, and on planning your race schedule.

From Cody on Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 12:47:46 from 107.0.33.130

I have faith you will catch up and destroy me again this year!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Providence Star with Mike and Fan - 

Probably the first time I have run this run with someone else.  According to strava I have done this run 35 times.  Yep, I'm a creature of habit.

T-1:12:45 (7:14) 800' vert

Launch Blue #2 Miles: 10.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 1.002015 Road Miles Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Providence Trail 8 - 

Trail was sloppy and squishy and melty and slow.  But the full moon made it runnable with no light.  Pretty cool.

T-1:21 1500'

Cascadia 6 Red Miles: 8.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

Green Canyon Half - 

Ran with Mike, Fan, Zac.  I wore my modified Roclites with screws.  Perfect choice.  Trail was a mix of ice and punchy snow.  Perfect for turning ankles.  Shoes helped a ton.  Rest of the guys were whining the whole way.  Fun run if you ignore the crying...

T-1:52 (8:38) 2000' vert

Innov8 Roclite 315 Miles: 13.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 13.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Canal Trail Easy with Mike - 

Tight and sore the first mile, then loosened up.  Nice recovery run

T-1:07 (8:22) 400' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Canal Trail again today.  This time with Keegan.  Foggy until we hit the waterlab then the breeze from the canyon cleared things out.  Had a good chat with Keegan.

T-1:11 (8:52) 400' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 8.00
Comments
From Jon on Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 07:09:07 from 107.203.52.135

Did they fix the canal trail?

From Cody on Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 11:49:55 from 76.27.36.99

Not yet. Still has a short off-trail section. Canal is partially full of a sludgy muck. Definitely has things growing in it.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
22.000.0022.00

Deer Fence + Providence with Fan - 

We tried to escape the inversion today.  Headed up to Deer Fence starting at Dry Canyon.  We were barely above it until we hit Millville.  The lower elevation in Millville made us drop down into it.  Worse than the inversion was the frozen, chunky, uneven trail conditions.  Not ideal at all.  Providence Canyon Trail was a dream.  All buffed out by bikes.  I was super tired by the end and Fan bonked worse than me.  Probably cause he let me eat his food and drink his drink.  What a good guy.

T-3:34 (9:42) 4000' vert

PI Emotion Trail N2 Miles: 22.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 22.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Providence Star in the Fog

Icy & Foggy so it was slow.

T-1:23 750' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 1.002015 Road Miles Miles: 9.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
21.000.0021.00

AM: Canal Trail(s) with Mike - took it easy in the fresh pow

8 miles in 73 mins

PM: BST, Green, Upper Canal, River Trail with Mike and Zac.  Trail conditions stunk again.  Lots of complaining from the peanut gallery.  Lots of people falling and rolling ankles etc.

Came home and made an omlette with maple flavored bacon on top.  Mmmm

13 miles in 2 hours

2K vert between the 2 runs.

Innov8 Roclite 315 Miles: 13.00PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 8.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 18.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00
Comments
From Jon on Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 19:48:25 from 107.203.52.135

Who's Zac? Are you included in the peanut gallery? Tell em just to be glad you live near the mountains (trust me).

Bacon...

From Cody on Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 20:52:04 from 76.27.36.99

Believe it or not, I am not the worst complainer (at least this month so far). Pretty sad if you ask me...

Zac Marion. He won Bryce 100 and Ouray 100 in 2014. Works at Icon/Altra. Cool guy.

Mountains and Bacon! What else do you need?

From Mike on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 11:55:14 from 144.39.222.221

If you were tall and lanky, you'd be falling and complaining as well.

From Jon on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 16:48:23 from 107.203.52.135

Won Bryce and Ouray? Lives in Logan? Nice.

Why haven't you gotten him on FRB yet.

From Cody on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 18:46:54 from 76.27.36.99

Frb is lame. Strava is way better. I only log my stuff on FRB since I have my entire history on it. Strava is way better cause you can see what really happened.

From Jon on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 19:16:07 from 107.203.52.135

You have to wear GPS for Strava. I haven't worn my GPS watch since August, I think. Really.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 easy miles 'around'

68 mins

2015 Road Miles Miles: 8.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Providence Canyon Trail - 

Trail was in great shape today.  Nicely buffed out by fat tire bikes.  It was super fun coming down it.

T-69 mins (8:38) 1500' vert

MT1010SA Miles: 8.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Easy Easy 8 Miles with Keegan and Fan - 

Fun run chatting

T-1:16

2015 Road Miles Miles: 8.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.000.0020.00

Providence Trail Repeats (3)

3x 6 mile laps -

Lap 1 - 58 mins

Lap 2 - 58 mins

Lap 3 - 53 mins

Added on 2 miles on Deer Fence Trail to round out to 20 miles.  Felt pretty good today.  Trail was a bit sloppy up high but not too bad.  Great run!

T-3:07 (9:20) 4300' vert 155 ave hr

MT1010SA Miles: 20.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 20.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Providence Star 10-

Tired today.  Kept it easy and slow.

T-1:22:30

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 1.002015 Road Miles Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Canal Trail(s) with Mike and Fan - 

Another easy day.  Both of them were really dragging today so we kept things super slow. T- 1:19 500' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Providence Trail with Zac - 

Mostly easy run with an all out sprint for the final 400m.  I wish I had longer legs like him.  Speedy.

T-1:19 (8:36) 1750' vert

MT1010SA Miles: 9.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
17.500.0017.50

AM: 8 miles on canal trail(s)

PM: Attempt at jardine juniper in some seriously ice conditions.  Spikes are mandatory.  Upper bowl wasn't tracked out and so it was pretty pointless to go all the way.  We did two loops of the lower half of the trail. (9.5 miles) 1:38 2400' vert

Microspikes Miles: 9.50Innov8 Roclite 315 Miles: 9.502015 Trail Miles Miles: 14.502015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Canal Trail with Keegan.  Pace was slow and easy.  Perfect recovery day after yesterday's double.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
17.000.0017.00

Attempt at a snomobile tracked out forest service road.  It wasn't too bad, but still very slow going.  I went from Camp Lomia up Cowley Canyon and headed up to the pass near the top of Ricks Canyon.  I tagged a new peak (un-named I think) and headed down.  I got back to Camp Lomia and headed up RHF up willow canyon until I had enough.  Wasn't feeling it today so called it good at 3 hours.  My hip flexors were tired after lugging around my spikes on my feet today.  They sure are heavy.

T-3:01 3000' vert

Microspikes Miles: 17.00Altra Olympus Miles: 17.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 17.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.500.0013.50

Providence and Millville Loop 

First few miles were warm up then moved into almost a tempo effort.  Not quite, it felt fast though.  

T-1:33:45 (6:56) 700' vert

2015 Road Miles Miles: 13.50Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 13.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.500.0013.50

Random road run with Zac - 

We tried a few trails but literally within a few feet we stopped and turned around.  Too muddy.  We did end up in a random field cause we didn't want to backtrack.  That was a mistake.  Nasty mess that was.  I'm hoping that was only mud, but it was dark.

12 miles with Zac and 1.5 before he came (7:13 pace) 750' vert

Altra Olympus Miles: 13.502015 Road Miles Miles: 13.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Easy run with Keegan 7 miles

2015 Road Miles Miles: 7.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.500.008.50

65 mins with Zac on icy roads from the frozen fog.  Took him on the planet walk.

2015 Road Miles Miles: 8.50Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 8.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 easy miles on Canal Trail(s) with Zac and Joe (yep, joe is alive and well).

8 min pace

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00Altra Impulse 1.0 Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
17.000.0017.00

antelope island  - 

the plan was to run the big loop now that it's allowed to run on the northwest part of the island. 30 miles in 5 hours.  Well, at mile 14 my IT Band said, "YO BUDDY, I HATE RUNNING!"  I argued for 3 miles before realizing my fight was in vain.  He won.  Major pain and now I am very unhappy.  I was able to hitch a ride back to the car eliminating the last 13 miles of further injury.  Dang it, gotta get it healed up quick.  Hopefully it cooperates.

T-2:38 (9:10) 2500' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 17.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 17.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

Easy run to test out the leg.  ITBS is back with a vengence.  Hopefully, I cut my run saturday short enough to minimize the inflammation.  Took Mon/Tues off.  Today, I felt ok.  Pain came and went.  Getting better I think.

4.5 miles

2015 Road Miles Miles: 4.50Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.500.006.50

Another easy day of 6.5 miles to test out the leg.  Feeling much better today.  Pain down to a 1/10.  Bonus was finding Keegan out on the roads.  Impromptu training partner.

2015 Road Miles Miles: 6.50Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 6.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

River Trail to Crimson Trail Loop.  Most of the snow was gone.  Left in its wake is mud and ice.  Not too bad though.  My new Lone Peak's worked great in all the different conditions.  I even washed them off in the river afterward and didn't get my socks wet.  Sweet!  Leg was a bit achy but no sharp pain.  Hoping I can run daily next week without a setback.

T-2 hours 2500' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 12.00Altra Lone Peak 2.0 Polartec Miles: 12.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

10 easy miles on Canal Trail(s) wih a bit on River Trail.  Leg still improving.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00Altra Impulse 1.0 Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Deer Fence with a bit up Dry and Prov canyons.  Tested out the new Superior 2.0's.  My new favorite Altra Trail shoe.  Good stuff so far.  

1:27 1850' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 8.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.000.0014.00

Warmup lap around First Dam waiting for Mike then we headed up and ran the Crimson Trail.  We hit it right as it got dark.  Super cool trail to run with a headlamp and a bit of ice.  Pretty sketchy.  Fun run today.  Leg is feeling good still.  Horray.

2200' vert

9:42 ave pace

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 14.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 14.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Canal Trail with Keegan.  Had to cut it short due to IT band pain again.  Grrrr..It was very angry with me today.  very angry.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 4.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

Went for a walk today since my leg was still far from 100%.  Good to get the blood flowing at least.  I'm in panic mode for my 50 miler next weekend.  I guess we will see how it goes.  In the meantime its hip and leg exercises to get things back inline.  

4.5 miles in 66 mins.

Ghost 4 Miles: 4.502015 Road Miles Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Easy run on Planet Walk - 

Leg felt ok, 1/10

Ghost 4 Miles: 4.002015 Road Miles Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Easy run around fairgrounds.  Leg felt ok, 1/10 still.  Mostly just achy.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.500.005.50

Another easy day to taper/rest/heal before Antelope Canyon 5 on Saturday.  Leg felt ok, definetly not 100% or even close.  Total crapshoot if I will be able to run this race without pain/injury.  Oh well, I'll give it a go.

Altra Olympus Miles: 5.502015 Road Miles Miles: 5.50
Race: Antelope Canyon 50 Mile (50 Miles) 07:50:47, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0050.0050.00

Antelope Canyon 50 Mile - 7:50:47 - 2nd Place.

Results here

PR by a long shot, but this was a pretty easy course.  Aside from the 30 miles of deep sand to run in.  That stunk.  

RACE REPORT HERE

Rapa Nui 2 Miles: 30.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 50.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 20.00
Comments
From Jon on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 19:17:31 from 107.203.52.135

Easy except for 30 miles of deep sand. Yup, you must be an ultrarunner.

Nice work, congrats on PR.

From Cody on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 21:02:29 from 76.27.37.71

Yup, easy compared to Pokey and the Bear and crazy races like that...

It's all relative...

Thanks

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

3 miles pushing the girls in the stroller - 

2015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

river trail with Zac, Mike, and Fan. Leg (ITBS) felt good until the final 2 miles, then ouch.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 10.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Jon on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 at 19:23:13 from 107.203.52.135

I remember I would run the river trail moderately hard, and would time myself on the way down, specifically the last mile or two on the gravel. I don't remember my time, but I sure thought I was fast. Sub 10 min???

From Jon on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 at 19:27:38 from 107.203.52.135

Do you still call the other river trail Planet Walk?

From Cody on Fri, Mar 06, 2015 at 15:59:34 from 107.0.33.130

Yep, planet walk

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

7 easy miles with Keegan.  Pain is a bit high so I'm taking some time off and getting this thing healed up.  Still doing exercizes to strengthen hips and abductor/aductors as I believe that is the problem.

2015 Road Miles Miles: 7.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Sanity Check 5

Altra Olympus Miles: 5.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 1.002015 Road Miles Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.500.003.50

In Cabo San Lucas for the week - 

Went exploring along the sandy beaches and nearby hills.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.50Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 3.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Colina Pedregal

2015 Road Miles Miles: 7.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Ran to a dry wash.  AKA the ghetto.  Pretty sketchy plus some dogs were loose that were pretty scary looking.  I carefully avoided them.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 2.002015 Road Miles Miles: 4.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.500.001.50

Hiked up to the Cross on the hill (475' climb in .25 miles or so)  Took a million pictures.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 1.50Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 1.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Doble Cruz

Went up to the cross again quickly this time.  But this time I went down the far side then back up.  Headed home today.  Bummer.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

6 easy miles back on my home turf.  Leg was still not happy.  Not making much progress there.  Still doing exercizes and such.  Must be patient.

Launch Blue #2 Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Stuck to the dirt and grass as much as possible today.  Ran around the fairgrounds.  Leg still achy.  Maybe a 1 or 2/10.  

Altra Olympus Miles: 5.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 4.002015 Road Miles Miles: 1.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

Hike/Run up the Face of Big Baldy (made it to the peak at 7838')

Conditions were great.  40 degrees and hardly any snow.  

49 mins up 20 mins down

2800' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 4.50Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Saddleback Peak with Mike plus 2 miles after in Green.

Most painful run ever.  Quads were so destroyed from the hike to Baby Baldy that the downhill was brutal!  

T-1:20 2700' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

4 easy easy miles half jogging half walking around trying to resurrect my quads.

Launch Blue #2 Miles: 4.002015 Road Miles Miles: 4.00
Race: WDC (10 Miles) 01:58:00, Place overall: 3
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0010.0010.00

WDC - 

Unofficial race held in Smithfield up to a tree the locals call "Whistle Dick", hence the whistle dick challenge.  3 times up to the tree climbing different ridges.  Brutal but sweet.  Finish is at the tree.  Erik took off and was long gone, that dude can climb!  After the first climb I was in 5th/6th.  I worked really hard to catch up on the 2nd and 3rd climbs but Mike beat me, so I ended up third.  Nate was 4th and Fan was 5th. There were about 30 people there.  Sweet chance to socialize with the local skimo guys who don't usually do the ultras.  This is their type of race.  Fun stuff.

1:58 to the tree

almost 5K' vert

Link to the Strava route

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 10.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Laps around blackhawk park on the grass.  Feeling good these days.

-55 mins

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.002015 Road Miles Miles: 4.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.500.008.50

Providence Hills - 

Kind of a test to see how the leg handles the road for 8 miles.  Seemed to do ok.  I did run on the gravel on the shoulder where possible though.  Minor achy-ness (sp) is all.

- 7:21 pace, 500' vert

2015 Road Miles Miles: 8.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 miles on Canal Trail and BST - 

Feeling out of shape but otherwise good.

63 mins 700' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00Altra Lone Peak 2.0 Polartec Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

Got to test out the waterproof shoes (Altra Lone Peak 2.0 with Polartec) in mud and snow today on the Crimson Trail.  Turns out they work great.  Lots of traction, which was good considering the cliff and all.  Midfoot is sloppy but otherwise its a good shoe.  Fun run with Seth Wold (haven't seen him in years) and Zac and Fan.  Made fun of Zac the whole time (like usual).

T-2 hours 2400' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 13.00Altra Lone Peak 2.0 Polartec Miles: 13.00
Comments
From Jon on Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 18:48:20 from 107.203.52.135

Glad you didn't fall off the cliff and all.

So why is Zac the butt of all jokes?

From Cody on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 14:56:31 from 107.0.33.130

Zac is fun to tease cause he hates it! Plus he whines a lot so we have plenty of ammo. Nice guy though, he takes it well!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Easy 5

Rapa Nui 2 Miles: 5.002015 Road Miles Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

Ridge running in Smithfield.  

Went up to Whistle Dick Tree then down to Birch and up the Ridge Between Birch and Smithfield canyon.  Back down the ridge and over to Dry for a short stint before I ran out of time.  Had to go to Stacey Brown's wedding.  Happy for her!

T-2:30 4000' vert

PI EMotion Trail N1 Miles: 13.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 13.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.500.009.50

Providence Canyon Trail + bit through Providence afterward.  Felt good today.  Legs were happy.

T-1:18 (8:13) 1600' vert

MT1010SA Miles: 9.502015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.50
Comments
From Burt on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 08:16:30 from 184.101.203.22

That's like a quarter mile uphill! Not bad.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.000.0015.00

Quad Baldy Adventure with Mike, Erik, and Zac (for half) - 

Quite the route...just a bit of vertical.  Started at Providence Canyon, easy running to Dry Canyon, up the ridge to Temple baldy (8114') then up to Little Baldy (8763'). Down a cool ridge to providence off trail to "Flag hill" (turns out its called saddle rock by the locals) and down to providence canyon.

Break at the cars for a refill and snack

Then we headed up to Baby Baldy (7838') in the twighlight and Big Baldy (8858') in the light rain and heavy winds.  It was a blast coming down off the mountain until Erik superman'd it.  I bet that hurt. 

Loved it!

15 miles in 4:15 moving time - 8500' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 15.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 15.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Easy 5, feeling sick.

Rapa Nui 2 Miles: 5.002015 Road Miles Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.000.0020.00

Green Canyon Circumnavigation - 

Insane route with Erik today.  Awesome stuff.  Started at King Park, Face of Green, tagged Peak 9208' and Mt. Jardine, followed ridge to Mt. Fudd, blasted down the crusty snow to the ridge to Beirdneau, tagged the peak, suffered through soft snow and fatigue until tagging Saddleback Peak before flying down to the tuck.  I have always wanted to do that loop.  Conditions today were nearly perfect.  Frozen snow from the cold nights to make it easier to run on.  The section along the ridge to Beirdneau was brutal with the softer snow from the afternoon sun. I felt horrible all day long.  I think I am sick.  I have had a sore throat and stuffy nose.  This will certainly make it worse.....Still worth it!

T-5:50 + time on the peaks

9150' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 20.00Altra Lone Peak 2.0 Polartec Miles: 20.00
Comments
From Jon on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 at 17:05:35 from 107.203.52.135

garmin map?

From Cody on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 15:59:07 from 107.0.33.130

Who still uses a garmin? Use a suunto.

https://www.strava.com/activities/279294376

From Jon on Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 19:27:31 from 107.203.52.135

9000 ft vert in 20 miles?

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Jardine Juniper with Zac, Erik, Fan, and Keegan - 

Pretty chill pace on the way up.  We let Fan take off on the uphill.  Chill at the tree then ease into a hard downhill session.  Fun stuff!

1:34 10.2 miles 2175' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 10.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

6 Easy easy miles with Keegan

54 mins

Launch Blue #2 Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.500.007.50

At Woodbadge Training at Camp Keisel thurs-sat

couldn't get out on thursday, but got out today early with the headlamp.  Wandered around random dirt roads until I stumbled on a sweet singletrack trail around the lake.  Good stuff.

63 mins 1K' vert

PI Emotion Trail N2 Miles: 7.502015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
19.000.0019.00

AM: Super easy 3.5 miles with fellow Patrol member Victor - 44 mins 675' vert

PM: got out at 8:30 for a longish run up to the top of providence canyon.  Decent pace out and pushed it a bit on the way back.  

2:04 15.5 miles 1800' vert

PI Emotion Trail N2 Miles: 3.502015 Trail Miles Miles: 9.002015 Road Miles Miles: 10.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 15.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Canal Trail + BST

Pretty standard run for me.  Trying to get back into a routine.  

T-1:12:45 875' vert

Altra Olympus Miles: 9.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

Green Canyon half -

Crazy spring blizzard dumped a couple of inches.  I ran in the middle of it.  It was cold/windy and insane.  Muddy/sloppy mess.

1:52 (8:30) 1950' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 13.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 13.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 more easy miles in the snow storm.  Winter is finally here.  First real storm since Christmas.  

Rapa Nui 2 Miles: 8.002015 Road Miles Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.500.006.50

Exploring at Camp Kiesel during week 2 of Wood Badge

950' vert 66 mins

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.50Altra Lone Peak 2.0 Polartec Miles: 6.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
18.500.0018.50

AM: Explored a sweet and steep trail before the final day at Woodbadge

6 miles 1600' vert 66 mins

PM: got home and since the family was occupied was given a pass to go for a run.  Crimson trail loop in 2 hours.  Always a favorite! 

12.5 miles 2350' vert 2 hours

PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 12.502015 Trail Miles Miles: 18.50Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.500.0012.50

Deer Fence Loop 12.5

Another classic route for me.  Lots of road, some trail and lots of hills.  Good start to the week.

T-1:33:30 7:28 1150' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.002015 Road Miles Miles: 9.50Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 12.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

Ricks - Steel Loop 12

Ran with a great group today.  Zac, Mike, Erik, Fan, Josh, and I.  We were able to hold Mike back for the first 4 miles but after that he was pushing the pace again.  We ended up running a quick lap even with the snow and mud at the top of Steel Hollow.  Good time though!  Even saw 3 moose!

T-1:50 2400' vert

The bad news of the day is my favorite shoe the Superior 2.0 had a blow out (on both shoes) today.  Only 135 miles and they are about done.  Not good.... 

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 12.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 12.00
Comments
From Jon on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 19:58:12 from 107.203.52.135

both shoes blowing out at 135 miles? Lame. That would sure make them my least favorite shoes, now. Maybe you should let Altra know, as that's pretty darn poor. They might want to see them. And might give you a replacement pair.

From Cody on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 20:11:38 from 76.27.37.71

They were free and they are going to get me a new pair. Zac is the product line manager so I showed him. He took pics. Definitely has a design flaw.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Easy 10 with Keegan on the Canal and River Trails

1:32 650' vert

Altra Olympus Miles: 10.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Providence Canyon Trail 9 - 

Enjoyed my run today all except for tripping on a sewer cover.  Thankfully it was while I was running up the road not down.  Still hurt.

T-1:16 1675' vert

NB 1210 Leadville Miles: 9.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Easy run with Zac this morning.  Tripped on a transition from dirt to concrete.  Of course I fell onto the concrete not the soft durt.  Bloody hand now hurts.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.002015 Road Miles Miles: 6.00Altra Impulse 1.0 Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
19.500.0019.50

Explored around the Birch Canyon Trails 19.5 Miles

First I went from Dry Canyon around the canal to the Birch Road.  Muddy mess but before long I was on the singletrack.  I went up a new trail to the south right at the top gate.  Molly's trail (or so I've heard).  Lost it near the top but continued on to the ridge.  Found myself at whistle dick tree.  Went down the face to the mouth of Birch.  Then back up the North Ridge.  Followed it until the fence then went down to the main trail up Birch again.  This time I followed the new trails that parallel the doubletrack all the way to the wilderness boundary sign.  Took a quick nap then went back down the new trails and over to Molly's trail again.  This time I followed a faint trail until it dissappeared and I ended up going up the ridge to WD tree again.  This time I went down the south west face and back to the truck via the gravel pit (mud pit currently).  Phew.  Just look at my strava data next time and then I wont have to spell it out.

https://www.strava.com/activities/292361753

4:05 5875' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 19.50Altra Lone Peak 2.0 Polartec Miles: 19.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.500.0012.50

Deer Fence Loop -12.5

Good solid pace today.  

1:32 (7:21) 1150' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.002015 Road Miles Miles: 9.50Altra Impulse 1.0 Miles: 12.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

9 easy miles with Mike

1:12:30 250' vert

Rapa Nui 2 Miles: 9.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.002015 Road Miles Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Prov to Millville and beyond on Deer Fence

Easy pace except for the climb back to Providence, that hill is a beast!

T-1:16 1300' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.000.0016.00

Big Workout - 

River Trail - Wind Caves Ridge - Beirdneau Trail - Green

Ran with Fan, Mike, and Josh.  We kept the pace chill until Wind Caves TH.  Then it was time to chase the 40 min CR to the ridge. 3 miles with 2200' vert on semi-technical trail.  I put the gas pedal down and kept it down.  Man, that hurt!  I made it in 38 mins and promptly sat down and sucked wind until the others showed up.  Then it became a shuffle the rest of the way back.  I paid for the effort.  Fun stuff

T-2:28 3300' vert 

PI Emotion Trail N2 Miles: 16.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 16.00
Comments
From Jon on Sun, May 03, 2015 at 06:49:11 from 107.203.52.135

I'm assuming you went the trail route with switchbacks, not that silly off-trail, straight up the mountain route we did the first time?

Sounds like good Speedgoat training.

Who are you pacing at HR?

From Cody on Sun, May 03, 2015 at 20:43:04 from 76.27.37.71

Yep, followed the traditional route. Much faster than we ever did it. Plenty of rough trail up high.

Pacing Tim of course. I need a redemption from last year's debacle.

From Jon on Mon, May 04, 2015 at 21:04:49 from 107.203.52.135

Wait, wait- Tim got in a 3rd time??? Somehow I forgot that.

No mono this year, eh? Or any other medical issue. Someone's gotta drag his butt up the rockfall by Island Lake

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Super easy 8 around the planet walk and nearby.  Tired from last night.

70 mins

Rapa Nui 2 Miles: 8.002015 Road Miles Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
17.000.0017.00

Beirdneau Peak (8914')

Only had time for a single peak today since its Lily's baptism day!  They grow up so fast!

T-3:30 4500' vert

PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 17.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 17.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Logan Dry Canyon from the island.  Lots of hills today.  Made it to the snow line around 7K'.  It's been a while since I ran that trail.  Solid climb.

T-1:21 2500' vert

Altra Olympus Miles: 9.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

Old Ephraim Grave Loop 12-

Huge group run today.  Me, Zac, Mike, Fan, Erik, Josh, and even Joe came.  It was a party!

Pretty chill for most of the run.  Trail is almost dry and green

T-1:55 2600' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 12.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 12.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Canal Trail with Keegan

Altra Olympus Miles: 7.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 4.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Easy 8 with Zac

2015 Road Miles Miles: 8.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
49.500.0049.50

Zion Traverse (plus a bit to Kolob Arch)

Detailed report to come....  

Amazing (again)!  Weather wasn't ideal but added some craziness to the day.

https://www.strava.com/activities/301439883/overview

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 48.502015 Road Miles Miles: 1.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 49.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.500.005.50

Easy miles at lunchtime.

Everything seems to be ok after my long run Saturday.  Tired but in one piece.

Altra Olympus Miles: 5.502015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.000.0014.00

14 final farewell miles with fan

For his final run with me before he heads back to China (with a short visit to New Mexico on his itenerary) we did the Spring Hollow trail from First dam.  My legs were petty sluggish so the pace was slower than normal.  I do love that trail though.  So scenic and things are greening up nicely up the canyon.  Love it!

T-2:17 3000' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 14.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 14.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 mostly flat miles with a steep climb up the face by BST.  Pretty tired today.  

1250' vert

Altra Olympus Miles: 8.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

9 Miles on Maple Bench.  Went up to Coldwater 'lake'.  Fun trail.  Had to avoid the turkey 'hunters' driving around in their truck looking for turkeys.

2200'vert

PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 9.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Easy miles with Keegan

Altra Olympus Miles: 8.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.002015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.000.0014.00

Crazy Schwacky, Muddy, Snowy, Rainy run around the wellsvilles.

Crazy fun but very unconfortable.  About froze to death climbing up to Box Elder Peak so we (erik and mike) bailed and ran in the mud for a few hours instead.  Crazy storm.  Good luck trying to figure out our route.

https://www.strava.com/activities/305666279

3:30 5300' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 14.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 14.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

Providence Canyon from Church by Maceys.

Solid run today.  Pushed the trail section pretty hard.  Close to max for the 3 miles up trying to take back a CR from Erik.  25 seconds short over just uner 3 miles.  I think its doable if I don't run the 3 mile approach as hard.  Gonna take a max effort.  Not sure if its worth it....Fun trying though.

T-1:34 (7:48) 1900' vert

Launch Blue #2 Miles: 12.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Jon on Tue, May 19, 2015 at 19:46:23 from 107.203.52.135

Who is Erik?

Do or do not, there is no try.

Has anyone ever beat my JJ CR? What about my Logan River Trail one?

From Cody on Tue, May 19, 2015 at 21:47:29 from 76.27.37.71

Erik is a local skimo dude who can climb like Kilian (almost). He went with me on our zion traverse...

Yoda was wrong

Remind me what your records are?

If its not on strava, it didn't happen... get with the times...

I would like to go after the JJ time this summer. If it ever stops raining.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

10 easy miles

Started to rain the final 3 miles, but I guess I am getting used to that now. We already are at 150% of average rain for May and it only the 19th.  With storms predicted all week.

Altra Olympus Miles: 10.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.002015 Road Miles Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.000.0015.00

Spring Hollow overlook from First Dam with Mike

Pretty chill pace.  Wild rain for the first 2 miles then perfect weather after that.  Muddy and fun

T-2:25 3200' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 15.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 15.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 easy miles with Keegan - 

We did Prov-River Heights loop.  No rain.

2015 Road Miles Miles: 8.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Deer Fence 8

Took it chill today.  Going for a long run tomorrow.

68 mins

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
28.000.0028.00

Sweet new loop today - 

https://www.strava.com/activities/310255364/overview

Steel, Bear, Seep, Richards, Cowley, Little Ricks.  

Super fun even if the weather was not ideal.  Trail was a river for the first half.  Running in the river would have kept me drier than what I ran in today.  Had to consult my map a few times.  Good thing I brought it.

T-5:40 (counting stops) 6000' vert 

 

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 28.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 28.00
Comments
From Jon on Sat, May 23, 2015 at 15:39:30 from 107.203.52.135

Solo?

How did you come up with the route? I've never heard of half of those. Well, Bear and Seep.

From Cody on Sat, May 23, 2015 at 23:24:29 from 76.27.37.71

Yep solo. Everyone else took off for the weekend.

I got beta from Erik. He had just been out there a few weeks ago and found them runnable. Good stuff!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.000.0015.00

Tri-Baldy + Providence + Logan Peaks

Nice loop through the high country.  Had to post hole through the snow between Providence Peak and Logan Peak.  Nasty stuff.  Rest of the hike/run was sweet!

T-4:30 7500' vert

https://www.strava.com/activities/311660922

PI Emotion Trail N2 Miles: 15.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 15.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

Jardine Juniper Two Loops No tree 11 - 

Ran with joe and mike and josh.  Great to get out on one of my favorite routes (still).

Kinda muddy in the upper bowl due to the rain but otherwise a perfect day for that run.

T-1:31 2000' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 11.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 11.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.500.008.50

Random loop into Providence.

Kept it pretty easy today.  The taper for Bryce 50 is on.

68 mins

2015 Road Miles Miles: 8.50Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 8.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

More easy miles (9) on Canal Trail and BST.  Socks got wet from the long wet grass and made my shoes squeak every step.  Very annoying.

 

Altra Olympus Miles: 9.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

Sweet new loop I worked out.

Card Canyon (west) to Logan Peak Road, down Richards Hollow to the elbow, along the Bear Course to Logan Peak Road, along the road to Card canyon East trail back to the car.  Perfect 13 mile loop (if you take 2 wrong turns and explore a bit).  Perfect for a taper saturday.

T-2:22 3500' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 13.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 13.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Providence Canyon Trail - 

Feeling a bit sick.  Its going around my house.  Gonna taper hard this week and nip it in the bud.  

1:10 1500' vert

MT1010SA Miles: 8.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00
Comments
From Jon on Mon, Jun 01, 2015 at 19:41:43 from 107.203.52.135

Good luck at Bryce

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

6 miles with the kids on bikes and stroller.

2015 Road Miles Miles: 6.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Landfill loop - Final taper run for Bryce 50

2015 Road Miles Miles: 6.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 6.00
Race: Bryce 50 (50 Miles) 08:21:00, Place overall: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
50.000.0050.00

Bryce 50 Mile - 1st Place 8:21

Sweet race with an awesome course.  Very scenic with some great trails.  All mostly runnable (if you were fresh).  Ran with the front pack and stayed with them as others started falling off the pace.  That continued until it was just me with 18 miles to run scared until the finish.  2nd was about 10 mins back with 3rd 1 min behind him.  Felt solid all day.  A touchy stomach held together until the end.  Very happy with the result. 

Full report on my blog to follow (with some pics).

REPORT IS NOW POSTED

http://trailsnap.blogspot.com/2015/06/bryce-50-mile-race-report.html

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 50.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 50.00
Comments
From Paul on Sun, Jun 07, 2015 at 03:21:21 from 174.29.44.87

Nice win! Congrats!

From Jon on Sun, Jun 07, 2015 at 19:07:50 from 107.203.52.135

Wow, good job!

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 08, 2015 at 08:22:08 from 141.221.191.225

Great performance, congrats on the win!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.500.005.50

5.5 easy miles to check out body damage.  Still have a few sore or tender spots but generally things are in order.

Altra Olympus Miles: 5.502015 Road Miles Miles: 5.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

Card Canyon + Upper Richards Hollow

Ran with Keegan, Erik and Mike.  Good times.  Beautiful day on the trails.

2:25 3150' vert

PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 12.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 12.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Slept in on purpose!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.000.0016.00

Wellsville loop of death by bushwhack!

Tried a new loop based on some info from friends of friends and some searching on Google Earth.  What could go wrong?  Well, the first 4 miles took me 75 mins.  And it was pretty much flat.  I was wading through ferns laced with Stinging Nettle.  Nasty stuff.  Later on after making my way up the nasty Coldwater Canyon Trail I decided to follow the ridge from Hawk Watch peak rather than the nice trail down deep canyon.  Bad idea.  That was full of un-cross-able sections of trees/scrub taller than me.  I tried swimming over and through but ended up bloody and frustrated.  I finally found my way down 2 hours late and without water.  Never again (but glad I tried so now I know to never do that loop again).

Here is the strava data to show the loop.

PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 16.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 16.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Bovine Syncline Loop today

(Baby Baldy Peak to Bovine Syncline Trail to Providence Quarry and down the normal trail)

Great loop to hit before work.

T- 1:55 3500' vert

PI Emotion Trail N2 Miles: 10.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.500.009.50

Erik and I went for a sweet loop from Tony Grove.  At first it was easy as we headed to White Pine Lake.  No big deal.  Then we headed out of the bowl from the northwest corner of the lake gaining the main ridge  between White pine and High Creek.  Hit peak 9828' and followed the ridge with some rock climbing  involved to Mt. Naomi.  Then we attempted to follow the main trail back to TG but missed a few turns while glissading.  I was tired today during that run.  Super cool, but I was slow.

T-2:15 3100' vert

PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 9.502015 Trail Miles Miles: 9.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

Another awesome route today.  Tony Grove - White Pine Lake - Mt. Gog (9714') - Loop around Mt. Gog on a faint trail back to White Pine Trail - Tony Grove.  Fun stuff with Mike and Erik. 

The bad news was my leg was bugging me (behind the knee) and got really bad out there running.  I decided to take Friday and Saturday off to let it heal.  Today (sat) it feels 90% better.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 11.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 11.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Knee hurts (behind the knee) - off

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

5 easy but hot miles at dusk in austin.  Total ghetto and I was the only white guy around.  Sketchy

2015 Road Miles Miles: 5.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.500.006.50

6.5 miles around Austin.  Ran to the University of Texas Intramural Field.  Better neighborhood.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 1.002015 Road Miles Miles: 5.50Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 6.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 miles aound Austin. Went to University of Texas' campus.  Did a few laps around the Lacrosse field.  Found a half mile trail on the way back.  Hot and humid at 6am.  Leg started hurting again during this run (it had felt good monday/tues).  No running until Logan Peak Run on Sat.

2015 Road Miles Miles: 8.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 8.00
Race: Logan Peak Run (28 Miles) 04:18:00, Place overall: 2
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0028.0028.00

Logan Peak Run

7th time running this awesome local race.  Luckily it remains pretty small with not a lot of serious runners.  So I managed to finish 2nd, Erik 3rd, Mike 4th.  The winner was Jeff Mogavero.  He remains undefeated in his short career.  

more details someday maybe

4:18

6700' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 28.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 28.00
Comments
From Jon on Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 20:10:17 from 70.98.131.18

Details, schemetails. Nice job, buddy.

From Steve on Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 20:37:19 from 66.87.127.117

I saw you guys across my yard and was so jealous. I was on the wait list this year. Next year I'm there.

Good run. I run that trail a lot so I know what a sweet time 4:18 is.

From steve ash on Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 20:45:17 from 67.2.75.218

Pretty cool Cody. You trail runner guys are animals.. Congrats man:)

From Cody on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 at 08:41:05 from 107.0.33.130

Thanks for the kudos.

Steve, you need to join us for some fun runs this summer. text me your # and I'll add you to our invites. (435-213-6555)

Ashbaker - good to hear from you man! thanks

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

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

 

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
35.000.0035.00

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
Comments
From Jon on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 19:12:01 from 107.203.52.135

Cool videos

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Comments
From Jon on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 19:32:33 from 107.203.52.135

I haven't run a step for over 3 weeks, and have been very injured with lots of time off before that. All year. And yet you're only averaging .7 miles/week more than me. What does that say?

From Cody on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 20:29:18 from 76.27.37.71

It means you were injured because you ran too much!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Comments
From Jon on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 06:58:48 from 104.129.200.71

Where is whistle dick tree?

From Cody on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 07:25:00 from 76.27.37.71

https://www.strava.com/activities/350544378

From Jon on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 10:25:49 from 104.129.200.71

That's a good little climb. Is this the smithfield equivalent of JJ tree?

Good luck this weekend. Kick some butt.

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Race: Speedgoat 50K (31 Miles) 06:59:24, Place overall: 21
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0031.0031.00

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
Comments
From Adam RW on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 07:09:28 from 70.193.102.161

It's been a long time. Already two years. Glad to see you are still running the ultras and tearing up those downhills. I remember you embarrassing me on some stretches. All the best and I hope everything else is good with you and the family.

From Cody on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 08:25:51 from 107.0.33.130

Great to hear from you Adam! Time sure flies by!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

All day at Lagoon.  Legs are tired!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Comments
From Jon on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 20:15:06 from 107.203.52.135

You see the Runners World article on Amber G? Even had FRB link.

From Cody on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 08:24:56 from 107.0.33.130

I read it this morning. Cool. It was linked on URP http://ultrarunnerpodcast.com/category/daily-news/

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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
Comments
From Jon on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 20:43:14 from 107.203.52.135

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/07/30/iran-city-hits-suffocating-heat-index-of-154-degrees-near-world-record/

From Jon on Sat, Aug 01, 2015 at 11:16:36 from 107.203.52.135

When are you going to run Jupiter Peak and Wahsatch Steeplechase? Both classics. I wish I could go back. I bet my perspective would be different having done ultras.

From Cody on Sat, Aug 01, 2015 at 15:57:58 from 76.27.37.71

They are both on the list. Next year maybe...so many options. Yes, its time to do new races next year. No repeats!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Easy 8 to Green Canyon (roads)

68 mins

2015 Road Miles Miles: 8.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
19.000.0019.00

Awesome loop today that I couldn't pass up doing.

Smithfield Canyon to Mt. Naomi (9979') including some off-trail stuff, down to Tony Grove, then up the traditional trail back to smithfield canyon (coldwater spring area).  It was probably a bit much 1 week after Speedgoat and 1 week before El Vaquero Loco.  Oh well, it was fun even if it was tiring.  Gonna do that one again someday!

T-4:10 5800' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 19.00LP 3.0 Tester Miles: 19.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

5 easy miles

2015 Road Miles Miles: 5.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Another 5 easy

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 1.002015 Road Miles Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Canal Trail with Keegan (easy)

Legs are coming around.  Should be good to go for another go at El Vaquero Loco Sat!

Launch Blue #2 Miles: 7.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

4.5 miles easy around the apartment on boring roads.

Launch Blue #2 Miles: 4.502015 Road Miles Miles: 4.50
Race: El Vaquero Loco 50K (30 Miles) 05:47:00, Place overall: 5
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0030.0030.00

El Vaquero Loco 50K - 

4th time running this amazingly beautiful course.  It was especially pretty today due to heavy rains overnight and threatening weather.  The weather held out for me to finish, eat a burger and drink a huckleberry soda.  I feel sorry for those that came in later.  Rough stuff!  The race itself went fine for the first half (even though I was in 7th at turn around at 2:37).  The second half held some carnage including myself.  I must have gone out too hard again.  I struggled but survived.  'Loss of will' hit me hard when things got really hard climbing back up to the lakes and over the final 4 miles.  Had fun though.  Ashley Erba and one other guy (I forgot his name already) entertained me the first half before we parted ways.  Ashley went on to crush the 2nd half finishing 2nd overall in 5:22.  Impressive!

My splits and such below

https://www.strava.com/activities/364505571

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 30.00Altra Superior 2.0 11 Miles: 30.00
Comments
From Jon on Sun, Aug 09, 2015 at 20:02:18 from 107.203.52.135

5:22? holy crap. Is she from around there.

It's your fastest EVL yet, by 11 seconds.

From Cody on Sun, Aug 09, 2015 at 21:32:43 from 76.27.37.71

Oops. Typo. I ran 5:47. My 2nd slowest. Ashley is from Boulder. She was 3rd at lake Sonoma. She also just won the power of 4 Audi race. She is one to watch out for.

From Jon on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 10:50:40 from 104.129.200.76

Oh- not your fastest. I was saying, your report sounded a bit low for your course record.

I know who Ashley is- seen some interviews. Did Luke win (again)?

From Jon on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 10:51:46 from 104.129.200.76

Or no Luke? Josh Arthur?

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.500.002.50

2.5 with the kids

2015 Road Miles Miles: 2.50Altra Impulse 1.0 Miles: 2.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 miles with Keegan

75 mins

Launch Blue #2 Miles: 8.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Cherry Peak via Cherry Creek with Mike and Erik.  We all were pretty tired so we called it quits at Cherry and didn't continue on to Naomi as originally planned.  Hot day!

T-2:30 4200' vert

PI EMotion Trail N1 Miles: 10.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Beth finally put up some pics from Hardrock.  

I think they are pretty sweet.

Check them out HERE

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
24.000.0024.00

Logan Peak run via Providence Peak.  Great run today.  Focused on pacing for a 100.  Think I managed ok.  Dialing in my heart rate.  It is a tricky balance from what feels too slow and too fast.  6 weeks to the Bear....

T-5 hours 6850' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 23.002015 Road Miles Miles: 1.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 24.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

Green Canyon - 11

I needed a headlamp for the first 4 miles.  Bummer.  Days are getting shorter.  No fun!

1:36 1500' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 11.00Altra Superior 2.0 11 Miles: 11.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.500.0011.50

Franklin Basin to Steam Mill Lake then Shorty's cutoff (north) to White Pine Trail then over to Franklin.  Awesome 'loop' with the new section for us being the Shorty's cutoff to white pine.  It was pretty slick.  Very runnable.  Gonna go back and hit that one again sometime.

2 hours 2500' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 11.50LP 3.0 Tester Miles: 11.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

9 miles with Keegan.  Another good recovery run.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Bovine Syncline 10 - 

One of my favorite loops.  Lots of different terrain.  Steep/Rocky/rooty/cow pies/etc

1:58:30 3500' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 10.00LP 3.0 Tester Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Jon on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 19:52:07 from 107.203.52.135

Now you're really just making up names.

From Cody on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 08:16:18 from 107.0.33.130

Erik and I came up with the name! It fits well.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Easy 7 - smoke is really bothering me

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 1.002015 Road Miles Miles: 6.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
23.000.0023.00

Last 23 of the Bear 100 (cow 100) with Zac - 

He kept the pace moving on the climbs and I kept him going on the downhills.  Just no power for me today.  Great week of actual training again.  Too much Taper/Race/Recover going on.  Time to get ready for the Bear!

3:47 (4:00 elapsed) 3800' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 23.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 23.00
Comments
From Jon on Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 05:20:37 from 107.203.52.135

Where did you run a Thursday? And where is the smoke from?

From Cody on Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 14:28:11 from 76.27.37.71

https://www.strava.com/activities/373329369

Smoke is from all the fires on west coast. Really crappy air right now.

http://air.utah.gov/currentconditions.php?id=l4

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

Green Canyon - 11

Smoke is finally clearing from the fires out west.  Good chill run.

1:34

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 11.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 11.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Green to Preston Valley Trail Saddle - 9

Good solid run to start the day.  Little sore in places but kept the pace reasonable.  Nothing real fast.

T-1:32 2200' vert

Altra Olympus Miles: 9.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

BST + LRT

1:35 1350'

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 11.00Oly/LP Tester Miles: 11.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.500.0012.50

Jardine Juniper Tree then dropped off the backside onto the old trail that has been worked on recently into Cottonwood Cyn.  Steep but fun.  Back up to the tree and down the normal route.  Nice little addition to JJ.

2:17 3400' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 12.50Oly/LP Tester Miles: 12.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

easy run with keegan

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
28.000.0028.00

AM: Easy 10 in Green Canyon

1:32 1300'

PM: 18 miles in the heat.  Went up Blind Hollow to the connector to Cottonwood.  Down Cottonwood and over to Mt. Elmer (but not to the peak) and across 5 of the 7 sisters and back to Tony Grove.  Did a lap around the lake then met the family for family pictures.  I was all ready to have my pic taken in my running clothes but Beth made me change.  

4:11 5700' 

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 28.00Oly/LP Tester Miles: 28.00
Comments
From Jon on Tue, Sep 01, 2015 at 16:44:09 from 107.203.52.135

I hope you combed your hair, too. And maybe showered.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.500.008.50

8.5 Miles above Hyde Park on the trails

2k' vert 1:30

Altra Olympus Miles: 8.502015 Trail Miles Miles: 8.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

10 Miles in the hills around Hyde Park Canyon.  Good stuff up here.  Perfect for headlamp running in the early AM

1:50 3K' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 10.00Oly/LP Tester Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

9 miles in Green with Corey

Altra Olympus Miles: 9.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

Steel + Bear Hollow + Ricks Loop -12

Ran with Nate.  Other than a bit of route finding to link up Bear and Ricks, we had fun.  Saw some Elk.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 12.00Oly/LP Tester Miles: 12.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.500.009.50

9.5 on Canal Trail + a bit around Logan High.  Went to warm up around the block since I was a few mins early.  Turns out I took way too long and by the time I got back to our meeting place Keegan was gone.  He figured I had already left.  I tried to catch him but failed.  He also went further up the canyon than me so I missed him on the way down too.  Bummer.  Sorry Keegan.

 

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.502015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 9.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.000.0016.00

Wood Camp to Cottonwood to Mt. Elmer then down some random gully until I eventually found a trail.  Got cliffed out and have some bloody shins now.  What an adventure.  I left Nate and Pete not long after Elmer and I beat them back to the truck.  I thought all my wandering in the wilderness would let them get ahead on whatever route they ended up taking.  Must have been worse than my route.  Crazy day.

T-4:30 6k' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 16.00Oly/LP Tester Miles: 16.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
28.000.0028.00

North Fork of High Creek to Doubletop (9873') then along the ridge to Steep Canyon and down a ravine to the main trail.  Followed that to Shorty's Cutoff over to White Pine and up to Tony Grove. 23 miles

Met the family in TG then hiked with them all over the place. 5 miles Fun day.

 

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 28.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 28.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

Card Canyon Loop into Upper Richards Hollow with Erik

2:12 3300'

PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 12.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 12.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
35.500.0035.50

Pacing Mike @ Wasatch 100 - 

Big Mountain to Brighton  

Crazy hot out there.  Really messed with Mike, but once things cooled off he picked it back up and was back to his old self.  Lacked the faith but that's normal on these things.  Managed to very nearly break 24 hours.  Oh so close.  24:13 with a few wrong turns right at the end.

I had a blast hanging out with him.  Good stuff.  I might just have to do this race one of these years.  Maybe as soon as next year.

35.5 miles 10 hours 9k' vert

https://www.strava.com/activities/390505227

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 35.50Oly/LP Tester Miles: 35.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Green Canyon with Corey and Nathan - 

Easy pace but fun.  Body feels good after a big last week

1:20 or so

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 8.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

Crimson trail from First Dam with Erik - 

Loved it!

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 13.00LP 3.0 Tester Miles: 13.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

AM: Literally ran an errand (7 miles)

PM: Took Jaxon up to Lower Cottonwood for some trail work.  We made it 2 miles total and spend about 75 mins on the trail.  Fun stuff!  Erik and Keegan went much higher and cleared the link up to Jardine Juniper Trail.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.002015 Road Miles Miles: 6.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 7.00Oly/LP Tester Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.500.006.50

AM: Easy 5 around the neighborhoods.

AM2: Picked up Jaxon and we did another 1.5 miles

2015 Road Miles Miles: 6.50Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 6.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.000.0014.00

AM: Hard Effort up Providence Canyon.  Took my Strava CR's back!

Later: Met up with Victor running the TOU Marathon and ran various parts with him.  His first marathon and he broke 5 hours with very minimal training.  He was stoked.

That's about it. Ready for the Bear100 next weekend.  I will do two easy easy runs Mon/Tues then nothing until Friday Morning.  Excited!

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 8.00Altra One2 Miles: 14.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Sep 20, 2015 at 12:39:30 from 24.10.247.181

Good luck and have fun next weekend Cody!

From Jon on Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 16:46:08 from 104.129.200.69

You could have won some easy money at TOU!

Good luck this weekend. I'll be following online. Anyone else I know running it?

If I ever unretire from racing, I might have to repeat the Bear. In my entire ultra career, I only repeated 2 races.

From Cody on Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 20:14:51 from 107.0.33.130

Thanks Rob and Jon -

Luke is running again. Jared Campbell, Dom Grossman, not sure who else you know. Should be reasonably well represented. Sub 22 hours, with a hopeful shot at breaking your time (20:50)

From Jon on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 01:22:21 from 107.203.52.135

20:49

From Cody on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 01:55:15 from 76.27.37.71

20:49:47 (so basically 20:50)

From Jon on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 02:17:08 from 107.203.52.135

20:49:38 per my watch. No way I was off by 9 seconds.

You break 21 hours, then we'll talk about my seconds... :)

From Jon on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 03:12:57 from 107.203.52.135

Next Weekend – The Bear 100 Mile – Logan, Utah

Second a year ago, this year’s race is Luke Nelson’s to lose. Nelson was also fourth here way back in 2009.

Apart from Nelson, a large group of similarly-skilled runners will be chasing a podium position, or potential win should Nelson falter.

This group includes:

Mick Jurynec, third at the 2013 Bear 100

Tristan Williams, fourth at this year’s Cayuga Trail 50 Mile

Jesse Haynes, 10th at the 2014 Western States 100

Jesse Rickert, fifth at the 2015 San Juan Solstice 50 Mile

Zac Marion, third at the 2015 Bryce 100 Mile

The women’s field is similarly tiered with Angela Shartel a heavy favorite. Shartel hasn’t missed this year, winning the Cruel Jewel 100 Mile and taking second at the Black Canyon 100k.

Jenn Shelton is also among the female field. Although no longer racing frequently, she of course has the talent to challenge for the win.

From Ben VanBeekum on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 23:30:45 from 159.212.71.77

Cody

Good luck at the Bear! Is there a way that I can follow your progress throughout the day?

From Sasha Pachev on Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 07:14:12 from 192.168.1.1

Cody - somehow I missed that you were back in Logan. Good things happen when debugging. We are doing some construction at our house, the crew is coming to move the antenna which would disrupt Fast Running Blog, so I am setting up a backup server at Linode to deal with that. We could still have some disruptions due to misconfiguration, of course, but hopefully not for long.

From Cody on Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 13:35:21 from 76.27.37.71

Ben -

Tracking will be at https://adilas.biz/bear100/

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

2 Easy with Jax

2015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Joined Todd for an easy 5 mile shakeout.  

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 5.00
Race: Bear 100 (100 Miles) 21:05:30, Place overall: 4
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.00100.00100.00

Bear 100 - 4th Place - 21:05

3rd time is the charm on this race.  First (2012) ended up as a disaster (4 days in hospital), Second was salvageable (23:37), Third was rough, but solid.  Sometimes, you have to be persistant and keep at it!  Record high temps (93 in SLC).  Hottest Bear yet.  I managed to stay on top of it (barely) and could push harder once it cooled off at night.  

Special Thanks to my amazing crew (Beth and Kids) and pacers Keegan, Corey, and Erik!

Gonna put some thoughts down on the blog this week.

Post is now live 

http://trailsnap.blogspot.com/2015/10/bear-redemption.html

 

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 99.002015 Road Miles Miles: 1.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 25.00Oly/LP Tester Miles: 75.00
Comments
From allie on Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 15:06:02 from 24.99.46.55

congrats.

just read your 2012 report -- i had no idea that had happened. wow. i like that you went back and did it again, and then again even faster. i still can't quite grasp running 100 miles in one go, but i love reading the stories that come out of them. brutal!

From Jon on Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 19:21:31 from 107.203.52.135

Nailed it. Good job.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 20:16:41 from 24.10.247.181

Best news I've read on the blog in a long time. Congrats Cody and take some time to savor the accomplishment.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.500.002.50

Family Hike

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 2.50Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 2.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Trail work in Cottonwood.  Gotta heal so I can go back and run it now.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 4.00Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

2 Miles with Jax

1 Mile with Lily

2015 Road Miles Miles: 3.00Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

4 easy road miles

2015 Road Miles Miles: 4.00Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 miles on Green + Preston Valley Trail to saddle

Starting to feel human again.

2200' vert

PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 8.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.500.002.50

2.5 Miles with the kids on green canyon trail - smiles for everyone

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 2.50Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 2.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

Box Elder Peak (9372') from Narrow Canyon (Wellsville) with Mike.  Starting to feel normal again but I was thrashed by the end of this run.  Was probably the 5k' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 11.00Oly/LP Tester Miles: 11.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.500.007.50

BST + River Trail

Felt good today.  Nearly broke 8 min pace.  It's sad that that is an acomplishment.

850' vert (8:03)

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.50Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 7.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

AM: 7.5 In and around Hyde Park Canyon trails.  Good stuff

1800' vert

PM: 2.5 with Jax

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.502015 Road Miles Miles: 2.50Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.500.0015.50

AM: 7 easy miles on Canal Trail with Keegan

PM: 8.5 miles on Card Canyon Loop (West to East) 2650' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 13.502015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 15.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Saddleback Peak at Sunset.  Family is out of town so I went to play (after work).  

64 min round trip 2500' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.00Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.000.0020.00

Cottonwood + Mr Elmer (9676') + 7 sisters loop.  

Sweet loop made possible from South Fork of Cottonwood due to the hard work of many individuals contributing to the trail work necessary to clear a runnable trail.  Job well done.  Only a few more miles of work and its perfect.  Erik and I took advantage of his work and had a great time out there.  Beautiful day.

5500' vert 4.5 hours (moving time)

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 20.00Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 20.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Green

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 9.00Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Jardine Juniper via Lower Cottonwood.  Gonna be a classic loop!

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.00Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Canal With Keegan - 

3x 7 min miles thrown in by Keegan.  I had to just hang on for dear life.  

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Moved all day...

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Exploring the new digs

1800' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.500.009.50

AM: 1.5 easy with Jaxon

PM: Ran with Mike around the WD course.  Took Bear Canyon up and ZZ Trail down to Canal then up Molly's to WD Tree.  Down Coyote Ridge to Dry Canyon and home. 8 miles.  2700' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 9.50Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 1.50Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

3 miles on canal trail then picked up Nathan for 5 more.  We headed around SV hill to Round hill and back.  Pretty easy pace.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 8.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Birch Canal Trail from home.  Was very pretty due to the awesome fog and clouds.  666' vert (fitting for pre-halloween)

PI EMotion Trail N1 Miles: 6.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.00
Race: WDC (Halloween Edition) (10 Miles) 02:14:15, Place overall: 2
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.0010.0012.00

WDC (round 2) - 2nd place, 2:14 5K' vert in 10 miles

Just a lot of random routes up the mountain (2.5 laps) with a mountain top finish.  Low key, local race put on by some great locals (now neighbors of mine).  Erik, Mike, Cooper and I hung for the first climb.  Erik threw down the hammer on the descent.  I followed (barely) dropping Mike and Cooper and then on the next climb Erik dropped me increasing his gap the whole last lap.  He won by 8 mins.  High intensity pain for this lung buster.  Good times.

Strava data HERE

 

MT1010SA Miles: 12.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 12.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

2 easy miles with Jaxon

Trying to let the body heal

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 2.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Birch Canyon on the bike (kinda rainy)

T-1:10 1235' vert

2015 Mtn Bike Miles Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Up random unknown name hill behind the house.  Fun but steep.

Body was very unhappy after this one. (SI joint and back and right foot)

1:34 2800' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Trying to let the body recover so headed up Birch Canyon on the bike to the Wilderness boundary.  Great route with the new singletrack the whole way.  Fun stuff.  Hands and Feet were frozen (well below freezing outside)

T-1:25 1700' vert

2015 Mtn Bike Miles Miles: 11.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

60 min bike past Round Hill (Hyde Park Canyon Area).  Fun little ride.  1350' vert

2015 Mtn Bike Miles Miles: 8.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

SV Hill with Jaxon. Fun run!  He loved it.

30 mins 450' vert

Altra Olympus Miles: 2.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

W.D. Tree from the house.  Round trip in 56:17 (up in 35).  Body mad at me after the steep downhill.  Maybe I should either take some time off or see a doctor.  I'm still in denial.

1800' vert

Altra Olympus Miles: 4.502015 Trail Miles Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

45 Min ride up to the first Pyramid in Birch Canyon.  Fun little night ride.

900' vert

2015 Mtn Bike Miles Miles: 6.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Bike-Run-Bike

Biked over to Birch, rode around then left the bike to hike/run over to Smithfield Canyon.  Explored a bit and ended up bushwhacking straight up the Smithfield side.  Biked home.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.002015 Mtn Bike Miles Miles: 10.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Hiked up to Round top from the house (37 mins to WD, 61 to Round Top).

Jogged very easy home.  Back hurt still pretty bad on the downhill.  Needs more time off.

3k' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Tagged Mt. Olympus with Aaron Kennard.  Great to catch up with him.  Back was pretty sore during the easy descent and the next few days.  bummer.

4250' vert

Microspikes Miles: 2.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Biked around Hyde Park Canyon.  Found two new singletrack trails.  Fun on the bike but will have to run over and check them out on foot as well.

Back getting better this week.

1:34

2015 Mtn Bike Miles Miles: 11.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

4 easy miles on the Canal Trails near home.  Keeping the pace and vert chill until I can heal.  Didn't hurt much today.  Good sign.

Altra Olympus Miles: 4.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Snowy Shuffle

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 4.00Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Bobcat + Canal trails

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

Round Hill

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 4.50Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Birch

PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 6.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

In SLC so hit the Temple Quarry Trail up LCC.  Snow conditions were great.

1300' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Smithfield Dry

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Muddy Trails today so I hit the golf course instead.

Altra Olympus Miles: 5.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.500.005.50

Three Hills Trails

PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 5.502015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Few of the Pyramids

Altra Olympus Miles: 7.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

3 hills trails with Mike

Tried out the new high tops from altra (testers)  Perfect for 2-4 inches of pow.  

* Still have pretty solid and consistent pain radiating down my butt and leg. Not getting worse, but nto getting better. Still have to sit down to put on my pants.  I fall over if I don't.  Stupid bulging disk.  At least I can still get out and enjoy the mountains if only for 5-8 miles at a time.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 9.00Altra LP NS HT Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.500.007.50

Snowy Pyramids - 7.5

1400' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.50Altra LP NS HT Miles: 7.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

5 snowy miles around SV and Round Hills

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.00Altra LP NS HT Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Tracking out Birch Road - fresh tracks in the snow!

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.00Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Just me and the Deer - 5

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.00Altra LP NS HT Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Hyde Park Canal + Foothills loop (7)

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.00Altra LP NS HT Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

6 miles on the Snowshoes with Mike - Went up and found my Secret Wrangler Gift before heading up to Temple Baldy to hide mine.  We left it 1/2 mile up the ridge.  Above that, the trail turned to deep drifts.  Tough stuff, but Mike kindly broke trail for 3/4 the way.  I'm out of shape badly.  

4k' vert

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.00Altra LP NS HT Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Jon on Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 11:29:05 from 96.33.87.148

Secret Wrangler Gift?

From Cody on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 08:48:54 from 107.0.33.130

FB group (Wasatch Wranglers). Organized hiding/finding of presents. Pretty cool stuff.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Pyramids 8

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.002015 Road Miles Miles: 1.00Altra LP NS HT Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Snowstorm in Hyde Park - 6

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.00Altra LP NS HT Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Another whiteout - slow due to deep snow

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 6.002015 Road Miles Miles: 1.00Altra Torin 2.5 Red Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

Smithfield + Birch Canyon iwith Tom and Mike - Cold one today.  Hands froze.  

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 9.002015 Road Miles Miles: 2.00Altra LP NS HT Miles: 11.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Merry Christmas 5K up WD Trail

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 3.00Altra LP NS HT Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.500.0014.50

Corner Canyon trails with Nick and Ian for the first lap then second lap with Seth.  Good company, poor conditions.  Froze my hands off so I went to the store and bought new mittens.  

 

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 14.50Altra LP NS HT Miles: 14.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

I need to run 9K more vert (counting today) in 4 days to gain 500K' vert in a year.  Today I knocked off 2K by running up the Pyramids (x2).  Snow was decently hard.  My new mittens kept my hands sweaty in the 8 degree weather.  So, it was a successful day.

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 8.002015 Road Miles Miles: 1.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Slow 7 in the snow.  Didn't feel well (flu maybe) and should've stayed home

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 7.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.500.005.50

Went and hit a Pyramid after work as my stomach started to feel better. 

2015 Trail Miles Miles: 5.50Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 5.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

Final Run of 2015 - 

Needed to get 3500' vert to hit 500K feet vert for the year.  Yes, it was an arbitrary goal but still a PR.  Mileage came out to 2530 miles.  Not my best (by a long shot) but the vert tells the whole story.  Oh, and the 459 hours of running was a PR too I suppose.

Today's goal was slog around in the snow until I hit 3500' and then call it day.  It took 13m miles and 3.5 hours to do it.  

So, I also decided to not duplicate logs anymore.  Strava is faster and arguably better since I don't have to describe the route and it tracks stats much easier.  Everything I need/want is shown in detail.  So, after 11 years of blogging here I am done.  Time to move on.  

You can follow me at https://www.strava.com/athletes/codydraper

Race Reports will continue to be published at trailsnap.blogspot.com

 

Microspikes Miles: 11.002015 Trail Miles Miles: 13.00Altra LP NS HT Miles: 13.00
Comments
From Jon on Sat, Jan 02, 2016 at 20:16:12 from 96.33.87.148

Wait, what? Say it ain't so. You and Paul are the reason I joined FRB in the first place, and now you're abandoning us. I'm not at all happy about this one, Cody.

From Jon on Sat, Jan 02, 2016 at 20:18:52 from 96.33.87.148

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

From Cody on Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 16:47:03 from 76.27.105.198

Sorry Jon.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 17:51:30 from 24.10.247.181

FRB is much better for low tech history majors like myself. You engineer types are always striving for "efficiency". I'll stick with the FRB because I like the relationships and genuine friendships I've formed here. That's got to count for something?

From Cody on Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 19:07:05 from 76.27.105.198

Rob -

Fair enough! I do value the friendships formed on this site! I still actually 'follow' a few blogs on my feed reader and I can stay in contact that way.

But, yes you are correct. Efficiency is king for me.

From Jon on Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 20:04:47 from 96.33.87.148

I'm with Rob. Plus I may be an engineer, but I never wear my GPS watch. I don't think it's been charged in 7 or 8 months.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2279.00259.002538.00
2015 Trail Miles Miles: 2047.502015 Road Miles Miles: 490.00Altra Olympus Miles: 196.00Launch Blue #2 Miles: 63.50Cascadia 6 Red Miles: 8.00Innov8 Roclite 315 Miles: 35.50Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 256.50PI Emotion Trail N2 Miles: 74.00PI Emotion Trail M2 Miles: 162.50MT1010SA Miles: 66.50Microspikes Miles: 39.50Altra Impulse 1.0 Miles: 46.00Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 242.00Altra Lone Peak 2.0 Polartec Miles: 79.00Altra Superior 2.0 Miles: 167.00Ghost 4 Miles: 8.50Rapa Nui 2 Miles: 65.00PI EMotion Trail N1 Miles: 58.50NB 1210 Leadville Miles: 9.00Altra Superior 2.5 Tester Miles: 266.00Altra Paradigm (blue) Miles: 102.00Altra Superior 2.0 11 Miles: 99.00LP 3.0 Tester Miles: 64.50Oly/LP Tester Miles: 213.00Altra One2 Miles: 14.00Altra Paradigm 2.0 Miles: 92.002015 Mtn Bike Miles Miles: 58.00Altra LP NS HT Miles: 95.00Altra Torin 2.5 Red Miles: 7.00
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