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Rim Rock Run - November 12, 2005


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Peter and I did the Rim Rock Run on Saturday, November 12, 2005. This is a 37k (22.6 mile) run through the Colorado National Monument, from the East entrance to the West entrance, along the Rim Rock Road. The race was absolutely brutal, and kicked my butt. I finished in a paltry 4:09:23 and Peter blazed into the finish in 2:59:12! It was a great event, and we plan to do it next year (although I'll train much harder for the next one!).

58 files, last one added on Nov 15, 2005

Hardrock 100 Endurance Run - July 14-16, 2006


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The annual Hardrock 100 Endurance Run took place July 14-16 this year. Peter and I have been slowly getting sucked into this crazy idea of running an ultra, so we headed down to Silverton to volunteer at this year's race. We figured it would be a good way to see what it's all about. It was a really cool time, and I'm pretty much hooked now. While working the Chapman Aid Station I decided to try to photograph most of the runners (as my Quesadilla cooking duties would allow) as they came through. If you see yourself here (and if the photo turned out ok) and you want a full resolution copy (to make a print, etc), drop me a line and I'll send it to you.

428 files, last one added on Jul 17, 2006

Pikes Peak Ascent - August 19, 2006


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On August 19, 2006 Charles, Mike, Marella, Marella's Dad, Caroline, and Caroline's Dad ran the Pikes Peak Ascent. This half marathon starts in Manitou Springs, CO (about 6800') and runs up the Barr Trail, finishing on the 14,115' summit of Pikes Peak.

136 files, last one added on Aug 30, 2006

Boulder Backroads Marathon - September 24, 2006


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On September 24, 2006 I ran the Boulder Backroads Marathon for my 2nd marathon ever (and 2nd in a month!). It was a perfect morning, cold and clear. The race started at 7am at the Rez and wound through the mostly dirt backroads north of Boulder. I felt amazingly good until mile 18, then it all fell apart! I had horrible hamstring cramping. I was on a sub-4 hour time until then, and wound up a 4:27. The course was great, mostly dirt and had about 1100' of elevation gain. The aid stations were well-manned and well stocked. Overall, a very well put on event.

40 files, last one added on Sep 25, 2006

Pikes Peak Marathon - August 20, 2006


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Peter and I ran the Pikes Peak Marathon on Sunday, August 20th, 2006. The run starts in Manitou Springs, CO and follows the Barr trail to the summit of Pikes Peak and then back. This is billed as the hardest marathon in the United States at 26.2 miles, 7815' of elevation gain, almost all on rocky trail, and topping out at the 14,115' summit of Pikes Peak for the highest point. As usual, Matt Carpenter destroyed the field, finishing in about 3hrs 35min. Peter came in at 5hrs 49min (beating his goal of sub-6) and I came in at 7hrs 17min (beating my goal of sub-7:30). It was an incredibly hard run, especially for my first marathon, but it was a great time!

131 files, last one added on Aug 21, 2006

Goblin Valley Ultra - 50km Run - Utah - October 28, 2006


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Peter and I ran our first ultramarathon (longer than 26.2 miles) this past weekend. We did the Goblin Valley Ultra 50km endurance run in Goblin Valley State Park, Utah. The weather was perfect, sunny and near freezing at the start with a high near 70 by the end. It was an incredibly fun event. Peter ran about 4hr 55min and I finished in 5hr 58min. The ultrarunning crowd is super friendly and laid back. I can't wait to do the next one!

59 files, last one added on Oct 30, 2006

Moab Red Hot 50k+ - Moab, UT - February 17, 2007


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On February 17, 2007 Peter and I ran the Moab Red Hot 50k+ ultramarathon in Moab, UT. The course was a spectacular 34 mile path that used the Gemini Bridges, Gold Bar, Golden Spike, and Poison Spider Mesa trails. Total elevation gain was around 4200'. I finished in 7hr 10min despite really bad shin splints and TA tendonitis at the start (and the end!).

72 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2007

Greenland Trails 50k Ultramarathon - April 14, 2007


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Greenland Trails 50k Ultramarathon at the Douglas County Open Space on April 14, 2007. Conditions at the start were cold and snowy and by the end things had become warm and muddy!

Click here for my Race Report.

Overall it was a great time. I managed to lower my PR to 5:41 for 50k. Still slow, but not quite as slow :-)

20 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2007

San Juan Solstice 50 Mile Run - June 16, 2007


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On Saturday, June 16, 2007 I attempted to run my first 50 mile mountain run. It was an utter disaster, mostly due to a nasty case of brochitis. I wound up dropping out at mile 28 in a lightning storm and hiking another 8 or so miles out to civilization.

My full trip report can be found HERE.

145 files, last one added on Jun 19, 2007

Hardrock 100 - Temp


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62 files, last one added on Jul 16, 2007

Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon (The Double) - August 18-19, 2007


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78 files, last one added on Aug 21, 2007

Moab Alpine to Slickrock 50 Mile Run - Moab, UT - September 22, 2007


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Peter and I ran the Moab Alpine to Slickrock 50 mile endurance run on September 22, 2007. The course was a 50 mile point to point that started on the south end of the La Sal mountains, outside of Moab, UT. If coursed mostly northward, crossing many passes and finally dropping all the way down to the Slickrock trail. The total elevation gain was 11,003' and the loss was about 12,000'. This was my 2nd attempt at a 50 miler, after my DNF at the San Juan Solstice. I was hoping to just squeak in under the 14 hour cutoff, but wound up far exceeding my expectations by finishing in 12:37. This is by far the most beautiful race I've run. The scenery was spectacular and the weather was absolutely perfect. Chris puts on a great race, I'd highly recommend this one for a scenic (but hard!) 50 miler.

74 files, last one added on Sep 25, 2007

Moab Red Hot 50k+ - Moab, UT - February 16, 2008


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50 files, last one added on Feb 26, 2008

Land Between the Lakes 50 Mile Run - Grand Rivers, KY - March 08, 2008


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On March 08, 2008 I ran the Land Between the Lakes 50 mile race in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. Conditions were rough: new snow, mud, water, and cold. The race was tough! I finished in 10:10:01. Jonathan Phillips (#115) ran his first race, the 23k and finished great!

47 files, last one added on Apr 10, 2008

San Juan Solstice 50 Mile - Lake City, CO - June 21, 2008


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Photos from the 2008 San Juan Solstice. The hardest 50 miler in the United States. 13,500' of elevation gain, much of the course at or above 11,500'. Waist deep creek crossings.

I finished in 14:03 this year.

167 files, last one added on Jun 24, 2008

Hardrock 100 Endurance Run - July 11-13, 2008


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The 2008 Hardrock 100!

139 files, last one added on Jul 14, 2008

Leadville 100 - August 16, 2008


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81 files, last one added on Aug 19, 2008

Moab Alpine to Slickrock 50 Mile - September 20, 2008


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62 files, last one added on Sep 23, 2008

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