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post #9796 of 10808
Ran the Leona Divide 50M yesterday. Absolutely gorgeous new course (old course had some fire damage so they had to change it up this year). 46 miles of fairly smooth rolling single track. Conditions were about as perfect as could be. Some light rain & snow the night before and fairly cool temperatures throughout was the talk of the race (last year the temps were into the 90s by comparison).

As for the race, it was much harder than I was prepared for. I felt really strong through 27 miles (just over 5 hours to get to that point), but a tough 5 mile climb took a lot out of me and I struggled to muster enough energy to run for more than a few minutes at a time after that.

Finished in 12:22. Was hoping to break 12 hours but I really just wanted to finish since this was my first 50 miler. Looking forward to my next race (and being able to walk) smile.gif
post #9797 of 10808
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Originally Posted by blahspam View Post

Ran the Leona Divide 50M yesterday.
Finished in 12:22. Was hoping to break 12 hours but I really just wanted to finish since this was my first 50 miler. Looking forward to my next race (and being able to walk) smile.gif

Congrats on the finish and accomplishment. Tough race. Enjoy a good recovery period now, you earned it. .
post #9798 of 10808
Yesterday I ran a trail half marathon in Hell, Michigan. I should have figured from the name of the community that it would be tough. It was my first HM entirely on a trail and I had heard that this one was tough, but it was much tougher than I was expecting. I clocked about 1,300 feet of elevation climb over the course (which is a lot for southern Michigan) and some of the initial climbs felt like I was going up a wall instead of a hill. The final few miles were a little bit better, but not much. The course was gorgeous and I would have liked to have stopped for a few pictures, but it was all singletrack and I didn't want to be the jerk getting in everybody's way.

I cam in at a few seconds over 2 hours and 1 minute. Had I slowed down a bit for the first few miles, I would have probably been able to get closer to 1:55. Oh well, I still had a blast I now I know what to expect next time I am out there.
post #9799 of 10808
Just finished the Big Sur Marathon today in 4:20. It was my first marathon, and those hills were brutal. Happy with my time though. Time for a break!
post #9800 of 10808
2.2 miles today at a brisk walk / slow motion jog and some core work. Just getting back into things over the next week and begin running longer again shortly.

Congrats MP. Welcome to trail running. I really enjoy it and find the time flies by. I'll bet you ran a small portion of the Dances w/ Dirt- Hell Edition course. They do a 50K / 50M in Sept that would be a blast to run. They have good events.

Congrats as well to Borderline on completing your 1st marathon and on a very famous one. I think this is the one the guy plays the baby grand piano on the course right?

Good stuff all around happening this weekend for runners on SF.
post #9801 of 10808
Really inspiring stuff, guys!

4.5 for me on Friday, and this morning I ran with my 9 y.o. son in his first 5k race. He really knocked it out! His splits were 8:40, 8:24, 7:52 and he had gas for a sprint to the finish and beat me by a step. Definitely one of the highlights of my life as a parent.
post #9802 of 10808
Wingin' It - It is indeed much of the same course that they use for Dances With Dirt. The race I ran yesterday also had a full marathon and 50k today and it's all put on by the same people that do the Dances With Dirt.

If there were more good trails, especially of the singletrack variety, in SE Michigan, I'd be all for running on them. Next year, I'm hoping to go out west for a full marathon on one somewhere and tie it in with a vacation.
post #9803 of 10808
7.6 miles this morning. Still very tight from Saturday's HM but started to loosen up a bit after a few miles.
post #9804 of 10808
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Congrats as well to Borderline on completing your 1st marathon and on a very famous one. I think this is the one the guy plays the baby grand piano on the course right?
Good stuff all around happening this weekend for runners on SF.

Thanks man. Yes, that is the one. It runs along Highway 1 from Big Sur to Carmel. Fantastic scenery.
post #9805 of 10808
Great stuff guys. I can't even imagine the beauty of Big Sur!

I ran 5 miles this morning on a treadmill watching Squakbox which made it fly by since, they were doing a great series on top 100 business people who have made an "impact" on our lives. They also had Howard Schultz of Starbucks on, which was fascinating and made me want a coffee.
post #9806 of 10808
7 miles this morning with a strong headwind out and tailwind back. Better than the reverse...

I'm in northern New York this week, and despite what the calendar says, it still looks like winter here. Nary a bloom in sight.
post #9807 of 10808

Great job on the recent races everyone!

Legs are almost back to normal after Saturday. Looking forward to getting back out there but forecast is calling for temps north of 100 for the next few days :censored:.

post #9808 of 10808

Got in a lunch run yesterday and brought my stuff for another run today.  Really broke up the day in the office except was overly hot for an hour afterward.

post #9809 of 10808
3 miles
post #9810 of 10808
6.3 miles this morning.
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