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El Vaquero Loco 50k

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Location:

Eden,UT,USA

Member Since:

Oct 27, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

PR's

50M : Squaw Peak '10 12:59:57
50K : Buffalo Trail  '10   5:50:24
26.2: Ogden           '08   3:30:39
25K : Buffalo Trail  '09   2:25:10
13.1: Phoenix         '09   1:34:55

Ultra Relay:
2008 WBR Swamp Donkey's 2nd Place 23:30 hrs
2009 WBR Swamp Donkey's 3rd Place 24:32 hrs

 

 Marathons   Completed
 Ogden 26.2

 5

 St. George 26.2

 3

 Mid Mountain 26.2 (Park City)

 1

 

 Ultras                   Completed
 Squaw Peak 50M

 1

 Buffalo 50K

 1

 Red Hot 55K

 1

El Vaquero Loco 50K  1

Short-Term Running Goals:

2018 Race Schedule
Gib Wallace 4 miler              May 4th
       
 

Personal:

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Miles:This week: 9.65 Month: 17.75 Year: 604.55
Altra TIMP Blue Lifetime Miles: 411.80
Adrenaline CoolGrey Lifetime Miles: 244.55
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
127.890.00127.89
Cascadia 7 Green Miles: 79.12Cascadia 7 Blue Miles: 48.77
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.260.006.26

August... Crazy! 

North Arm TH out to skyline west TH (wind surfer) and back. Great morning out trails in great shape. Two Moose in the brush on the way back. Happy Birthday Padre.

Yo. 

Cascadia 7 Green Miles: 6.26
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
17.770.0017.77

Awesome early morning run up Wheelers/ East Fork/ Green Pond/ Coldwater up to the canyon overlook and then back down Coldwater/ Maples / Wheelers. Legs started feeling hammered towards the end of the run. Will probably take it easy until race next weekend. Loved it.

Peace. 

Vert 4000ish

Cascadia 7 Blue Miles: 17.77
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Sweet AM run with Matt and Tracy up Wheelers / East Fork / Middle Fork / Ice Box.. Cruised past two moose and a little moose calf - very cool. Kept the pace nice and easy. Prob last run before the Crazy Cowboy!! Yo snoop. Peace.

Cascadia 7 Green Miles: 9.00
Comments(3)
Race: El Vaquero Loco 50k (31 Miles) 08:48:57
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
31.000.0031.00

El Vaquero Loco 50K in the books!! What an epic course must be one of the most scenic courses anywhere! 

My neighbor Hugh and I headed up to Afton WY, Friday afternoon had us some good Pizza Hut dinner and went to the Race briefing. Long and short of it - I knew it was going to hurt. My training has been great in the under 10 miles.. stepping up to the 50k distance was going to hurt, but I needed to get it done. After a short night we made our way to the start at the cottonwood campground. The weather looked stellar and the course beautiful.

First 4 miles are straight up to the first peak at just under 10,000 ft. then you get some downhill past some mountain lakes and then another climb up to the second peak. Once you hit the second peak you get almost 8 miles of down hill to the turnaround. You lose around 4000 ft going down to the turnaround so, since this is an out-n-back I kept thinking the whole time - I gotta come up this!! Arrgh.  Hit the turn around in 3:45 felt pretty good, switched my shirt out and grabbed a couple swigs of Mtn Dew and headed back up. The eight mile climb back up to the peak was a bruiser. Although you cross like 6 streams and waterfalls so, I was able to soak my hat and cool down a few times. The sun was starting to beat down... Long story made short lost about an hr on that climb out of there...Hit the second peak and knew my goal of under 8 hrs wasn't going to happen and if I wanted to get under 9 I needed to move it. So, put the head down and caught up to another runner I knew and we cruised the rest of the way in together.

Overall - I feel pretty happy considering I've only done a couple training runs in the double digits - Would do again for shizzle! Peace. 

31 miles I had 9,300 vert. 

 



 

Cascadia 7 Blue Miles: 31.00
Comments(9)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

After a few days of needed down time. Hit the Wheelers loop with Tracy and T-Bone. Legs felt aight energy so-so. Trails great! Weather is turning - cold and dark when we started... Ready or NOT... Peace YO.

Cascadia 7 Green Miles: 9.00
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.380.006.38

Great Monday morning on the North Arm. Needed a quick run this AM. Headed from the North Arm TH to WindSurfer and back. Nobody on the trail, which ment I was breaking through all the cobwebs.. Perfect out. yO.

Cascadia 7 Green Miles: 6.38
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.250.006.25

Early morning North Arm out to Wind surfer and back with Tracy and Matt. Weather is about perfect.. Getting lighter later.. arrghh.

Cascadia 7 Green Miles: 6.25
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.750.005.75

Nice O-Town BST with Jeremy. We ran into Curtis towards the turn around so, we just ran back with him. Trail was a nice change. Hit up the steam room at GOLDs after.

 

Cascadia 7 Green Miles: 5.75
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.100.0012.10

Awesome run with the #HFF -1. Headed up from lower big water and climbed up past Dog Lake and then made the push up to Desolation Lake. Once we hit the crest trail it's money on the way back down to upper big water TH to complete the loop. Temp's perfect, trail perfect. Loved this. Need to spend more time down on those trails.  Legs coming back from the loco which is good.

Vert 2,800

 Peace.

 

Cascadia 7 Green Miles: 12.10
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.380.006.38

Early morning cruise on the North Arm out to SkyLine west (wind surfer).. Trail great. Temps great. Post Lagoon hangover.. for shizzle.

Cascadia 7 Green Miles: 6.38
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Early morning Wheelers / East Fork / Middle Fork / Ice Box loop with Tracy. Trail was prime. Legs felt aight. Morning air was crisp. Peace YO.

Cascadia 7 Green Miles: 9.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Niner.. Niner.. Late morning heat fest up Wheelers East Fork loop. Pushed the climb up to the top pretty good - lot's o mtn bikers to chase down. Started feeling it on the way down.. HOT and heavy. Ice Box always a treat though. BoOyA.

Cascadia 7 Green Miles: 9.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
127.890.00127.89
Cascadia 7 Green Miles: 79.12Cascadia 7 Blue Miles: 48.77
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