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El Vaquero Loco 25K

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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: 4.50 Month: 24.10 Year: 525.85
Altra TIMP Blue Lifetime Miles: 385.10
Adrenaline CoolGrey Lifetime Miles: 192.55
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
82.000.0082.00
Cascadia 10 Green Miles: 66.65Adrenaline SpaceGrey Miles: 3.00Saucony Peregrine 6 Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Solo jaunt up to three mile post. El Vaquero loco this weekend. Perfect morning out on the trails. No one on the trails...

Cascadia 10 Green Miles: 6.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

North Arm cruiser with J. Ready or not Vaquero on Sat.

Cascadia 10 Green Miles: 5.00
Comments(2)
Race: El Vaquero Loco 25K (16.5 Miles) 04:12:17, Place overall: 60, Place in age division: 34
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.500.0016.50

Somehow a couple months ago I thought this was a good idea. So - I talked Gdoc into signing up for the 25k El Vaquero Loco. Someone on the bus ride back to the cars after the race said.. this is a race which is underSOLD but OverDelivers! I couldn't agree more. Ty does a fantastic job with little fanfare in getting this race rolling. I did the 50k a couple years ago and somehow forgot how painful the climbs are. Although the beauty is stunning and the mountain peaks and lakes are some of the best around. I love it. I knew I wouldn't be in top shape still coming off a knee injury so, my goal was to finish before the bus left. Hoping to hit around 4 hours. There is about 4500ft of vertical in the 25k so, you get to visit the paincave several times on this course. Which adds to the experience. Tracy another friend threw in at the last minute and before you know it we are hearing Ty count it down.

Out of the shoot you have about a third of a mile to position yourself before you start hitting the step stuff. The three of us stayed together for 2-3 miles and then G and Tracy started pulling away. Knowing what was ahead and that I was going to take the step downs relatively slower I let them go happily. Talked to some friends who were running the 50K as they headed down to the turnaround point. I was able to maintain a hike/climb/run up the first 8 miles to the first peak. Felt pretty good, but was getting HOT. The mountain lakes and scenery pull you along for the next 3-4 miles until you hit the last climb they've appropriately named 'balls'.  It's brutal, but I decided to put the head down and finish this vert off.

Once you get to the top it's a step down hill for a couple miles and then a couple miles of jeep trails back to the finish. About half way down I noticed my phone was no longer with me.. Seriously. I turned around and started going back up - about a .25-.30 of a mile I ran into a guy who had picked it up, so I guess my vert wasn't quite done yet and I got another half mile in - lucky me. 

G and Tracy had a great race beat me into the finish by 20-30 minutes - not sure times or place - will update once they post results. Cold huckleberry soda at the finish is on point. Perfect day out under the blue dome.

Cascadia 10 Green Miles: 16.50
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

WindSurfer to Three mile post. Trail was money after a nights rainstorm. No dust. No spiderwebs. No problems. Felt aiight.

Cascadia 10 Green Miles: 6.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.350.006.35

North Arm cruiser out to Wind Surfer and back. Temps Aiight. only one rabid dog stoppage.Need to get rolling.

Cascadia 10 Green Miles: 6.35
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

WindSurfer to Three mile post..Trail was money after some night rain.. No one else out - perfect.

Cascadia 10 Green Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Wheelers Five with Matt and Tracy. Trail is money.

Cascadia 10 Green Miles: 5.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.800.009.80

Last minute Peak out up Mt. Ogden with Gdoc. His first time up there. Went up from Basin Lodge. Sweet views. Dew on top. Jumps and great times.

Cascadia 10 Green Miles: 9.80
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.350.006.35

Morning cruise on the North Arm out to Wind Surfer and Back.. Tried out G's N1's they were a little rubbish on the foot. Seemed great and then broke down about 3-4 miles in. I liked the light weight, but a little restrictive in the toeBox area. Got me thinking about what I need to go to.. My brooks are falling apart.. might be time to switch it up.

Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Evening Three with J.. was a bloated mess.

Adrenaline SpaceGrey Miles: 3.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Skyline Three with Matt. Windsurfer up.. felt aiight .. was about 40degrees so, starting to cool off. Good times.

Cascadia 10 Green Miles: 6.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Today was a good day... Was in a quandary as to where to go with my shoes.. The Cascadias have been slowly becoming cheaper in quality and a smaller fit - the last few years and their price has been going north... Not a good combination. Shoe quality getting worse and cost going up... Tried on a bunch of shoes and settled on the Saucony Peregrine 6's..

First run up Wind Surfer to Three mile post. Shoes felt great. No issues. Will try and get some miles on them.. Sweet out this AM with Hairdog.

Saucony Peregrine 6 Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
82.000.0082.00
Cascadia 10 Green Miles: 66.65Adrenaline SpaceGrey Miles: 3.00Saucony Peregrine 6 Miles: 6.00
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