I have been remis with this blog. Then I see I have a follower. Now I guess I have to begin blogging again. This will have to do as a start.
I thought this blog had stopped working, but now I find that might not be so. Thus, this is a test to see if I can continue here. I’ll go for a run and check back later.
So, they tell me the old site is gone, transfered here, and I can blog once again. I guess I’ll have to see if this works.
It is almost time to be off to Minnesota for the FANS 24 hour run.
I hope to stay awake. I hope to run over 100 miles.
Word came out last week that there will be no Across the Years 24/48/72 hour races in 2009. I was hoping to go again, and perhaps be ready for a stab at 300 miles. It appears that the enormous, and well appreciated, work that goes into this event by the race committee takes its toll. It is time for a rest.
There are those who speculate that a one year off will turn into an event that no longer exists. I don’t think so. I know the people on the committee. If they wanted to end the event they would say so. I take them at their word, and expect a one year hiatus.
Meanwhile I continue to work on 24 hour performances, and in the realm of 300 miles I’ve begun to consider the Vol State Roadrace in July.
310 miles across Tennessee, the long way, from the northwest corner to the southeast. The nice thing there, I’m not limited to 72 hours. They give us 10 days.
Thu, Jul 16, 2009
Vol State Road Race
Dorena Landing, MO, 7:30 a.m.
A 500 km run across Tennessee, starting at Dorena Landing, MO and ending at Castle Rock, GA. Solo unaided, solo aided and relay divisions. Time limit (hours): Ten days. Field limit: 100
Boy did I fall asleep at the switch. I missed the first of the SC Trail Ultra Series events. I wasn’t doing anything that day either. Sure I had run Strolling Jim in Wartrace, Tennessee the day before, and Lake Waramaug the previous Sunday, but I wasn’t doing ANYTHING the day they ran the Buncomb Trail without me.
I have only myself to blame. In looking to train more, and spend less time on the computer I had not checked the site yet.
I would have liked to run there, especially since the next event, the Chattooga River 50K was a blast last year, yet I’ll be away running a 24 hour on that day, and the next event, the FATS Forty 40/50 will find me away at yet another 24 hour.
That Leaves the Harbison Forest 50K right here in my own back yard on November 8th as the only potential event I will run this year. Terri Hayes, the race director for this series, has done a great job growing ultras in South Carolina. The best way to say thanks is to run, or volunteer at one of her events. I may have to do both at Harbison.
Crowders Mountain / Ridge Line 30K 60K Results
April 4, 2009
It was a great day for a run on the mountain(s). Sixteen of the 18 entrants started, and all finished one of the two events. The (only) biggest glitch of the day was not making a careful explanation to the recorder at the 30K/turnaround to record minutes and seconds. I’ll take the blame for that, and it will be fixed for next year. As a result only whole minutes were recorded for most of the 30 kilometer runners.
Matt Silver 32 GA 2:17:10
Chris Cowart 41 SC 2:51
Stan Simril 46 NC 3:23
David Rhodes 35 NC 3:25
Kim Pike 42 GA 3:31
Perry Sebastian GA 3:31
Larry Hyde NC 4:06
Keith Wood 59 NC 4:08:48
Jonathan Savage 42 NC 5:56:09
Dale Fleckenstein 44 NC 6:19:22
Christian Griffith 38 GA 6:59:30
Mike Day NC 7:28:54
Bill Keane 64 NC 8:05:49
Vikena Yutz 38 GA 8:08:07
Kim Fuller 37 GA 8:08:07
Leon Harmon 59 NC 8:14:32
I’ve been working on 200 miles this week. It could be close. A rough count in my head has me at 160 right now. (I have to go add up all the colums with tenths and everything).
I will have one more run (maybe two tonight) and hopefully a big day tomorrow. I guess we will see.
I may extend through Sunday to see if I can go deeper into the 200s. Time will tell.
I am working on the results from Crowders Mountain/Ridgeline from my past “Busy Weekend”. I have all of the 60K accurately (since I took them) buty am working on the 30K where some of the runners were timed in standard hours, and with different watches. Full results should be up in the next couple of days (no later than Easter) as I am also running big miles, and going to the (car) race track for the next two days. Hopefully I’ll have computer access in the evenings.
I plan to “participate” without competing at two different ultras this weekend. I also hope to do a lot of running.
The first event is the Crowders/Ridgeline ultras, this year a 30 kilometer/60 kilometer event that I co-direct. I am hoping to get in at least 20 miles of my own running in some way, shape or form in conjunction with my duties at this race.
The second is the Umstead 100 miler being contested at Umstead State Park near Raleigh NC. I have promised to pace several runners in the latter stages of their 100 mile efforts at Umstead. Fortunately their projected finishing times are divergent enough that I should get to run at least a little with all of them. I’m hoping to run somewhere between 37.5 and 50 miles in conjunction with these pacing efforts.
Yeah, I’m hoping for a 60-70 mile weekend. I have spring break, and have planned to run a 200 mile training week. 200 miles is close to 30 miles a day. I figure a strong start will make the rest of the week easy.
Stay tuned. I might actually have time for daily updates.