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Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 2:11 PM
Subject: Incline Club V5 LR #3
I think December got mad at me last week for saying that it was a lot nicer than November and as a result this Sunday we may get to test the weather factor on group size! Personally these are the days I love because the competition might stay in bed;-)
Sunday, December 10, 8 a.m. meet at Soda Springs Park.
Run out the Ute Pass Trail and turn right and then cross Hwy 24 and do the Waldo Canyon lollipop loop in either direction. Cross back over Hwy 24 (be careful) and return via the Ute Indian Trail. 2-3 hours. If it would take longer do an out/back instead of the whole loop!
Connilee W writes:
I lost a pair of brown Eddie Bauer sunglasses on last Sundays run. They are probably laying in or along the first hill of the Ute Pass Trail. If anyone picked them up could you bring them to Sundays run or email me at (e-mail address removed for www posting).
Sid R writes:
Any home fixes, or known non-toxic repairs, for small leaks in the pouch of a camel back, or should I consider that I got my moneys worth using it for one season? Thanks, (e-mail address removed for www posting).
Tom K writes:
Sorry we havent made it out yet for a workout. Reading the first Incline e-mail of the season gets me a little anxious to be there, as I am not yet running since laying of a month or so ago to let an old injury heal. You see, I had this little hamstring/hip/knee disturbance thing going on, and subsequently ran it into the ground for the better part of a year. Once I achieved my big running goal for the year, I finally decided it might be time for a break. I am now paying the price, and only hoping the healing doesnt take a year. Its coming along, but very slowly. I hope I might be ready to get out by the end of the year just in time for the real snow. In the mean time, Ill rehab my damaged parts with some strength building, cycling, and walking.
Laura L might have been out with you by now, but she encountered some running misfortune early last week. When doing her early morning run with Phyllis D in Bear Creek Park, she tweaked her ankle pretty good (in a bad way) on (and Im not making this up) a rather benign looking piece of frozen horse poop. Ive heard of magic rocks, but magic turds? She hopes to be back in action in a week or two. Any ankle advice Matt? Laura is also looking forward to a return to the workouts, and especially the words of encouragement she expects to receive upon her return (e.g. Hey Laura, ice sh*t ahead ala Keith Gs experience this past year, or Hey Laura, why dont you sit down and rest your feet a spell. Your ankle looks pooped! Ha-ha-ha-ha...).
Hope to see you all on the trail again soon.
Fred W writes:
My first Sunday morning outing with the Incline Club was an eye opener and a lot of fun, even skating down the Ute Trail ice flow on my butt! You guys are tough, you make us flatlanders feel puny. In my better days, as a Masters runner, I ran 2:30 marathons that felt easier!
The upcoming holiday season will make consecutive outings on Sundays difficult, however, I will try to do the L. R. workout on another day and get back on schedule in the New Year.
Thanks for the good time and enthusiasm, its kick-starting mine again.
A breakdown of the Incline Clubs work on our adopted top mile of the Barr Trail along with a couple of Rick H photos has been posted here:
Please let me know if you were left off the list because these hours get reported to the forest service by Friends of the Peak.
For those that joined the club after the PPA/M this year (or for those that dont read their club mail (which come to think of it makes this reminder useless as well)) the 35 Incline Club 2000 Pikes Peak short stories have been posted here: www.skyrunner.com/story/p_stories.htm.
R reports for the Rock Canyon Half Marathon:
Larry M reports:
1/2 marathon 13.1 miles. The last one I ran was Georgetown to Idaho Springs in August where I was beat by Mark Koch by a stride no sprint work does that to you. Mark went on to be the first master in the TCR series and get second overall to his bother Paul. Turns out Mark was here this morning as was masters runner Rich Hadley. Knowing Rich starts slow and caught you and grinds you up, I knew I was in for a RACE. Well, with this rolling course heading east into town and back, it should be fun. I Like courses that backtrack, you get to see where everybody is. Pueblo River trail is concrete and asphalt but no dirt. It has a lot of artwork along it and you can lose your train of though if not careful I did that for a time but awaken to the fact that at 7 mile turn around Mark and Rick were on my butt. Thanks to a red headed turkey by the name of Kelly M I started picking up my tempo for the next 3 miles and on a cut back in the trail I didnt see anybody close to me. With a mile to go I put the old body into hill mode and started to push to catch the three people who were a good minute ahead. As Matt would say if it hurts, run faster. Well, I push and pushed and finally tripped over the finish line, then I knew it was time to stop pushing it. Picked up 35 second on them and finished in 1:26:03 for 9 or 10 overall. Mark Koch ended up over a minute behind me. Looks Like this 50 year old can still run. Like I say Keep Running
Jonathan C reports:
I got up Sunday morning drove down to Pueblo for the Rock Canyon half marathon. Had a little bit of banana bread on the commute. I parked behind this white SUV which turned out to house Larry Miller and Rick Hessek. We said hey and spoke only briefly due to the cold. I ate a PowerGel before the race and warmed up for about 20 minutes. It was chilly, but there were no clouds in the sky. So, I took a chance with running shorts, a racing singlet and gloves. Fortunately, I ended up staying perfectly warm the entire race.
All the runners lined up at the race start line. I scanned the runners at the front of the race. There was Rick Hessek, Paul Dewitt, Kelly Mortenson, and Geraldo Silvia. Rick and I decided we were definitely not going out with Geraldo, who performs at a very high level in local half marathons. Not to mention that he is a former member of the Brazilian Olympic Team and winner of the Mile High Marathon. I was hoping for a sub 1:20 half marathon and even dared to dream of a 1:18 something finish.
The race began with a deafening gun shot. The race started out with Geraldo and Paul at the helm, a guy I didnt know behind them, me directly behind him and Rick right behind me. Kelly was doing the race as a training run, so he wasnt in the front. The guy in front of me slowed, so I passed. The race quickly settled with Geraldo in front, Paul a couple car lengths behind him and myself the same distance behind Paul. I could here foot steps behind me until after a mile or so. Then I was on my own. I could see Paul and Geraldo for about four miles and then I lost them in the multitude of hair pin turns and miniature hills that comprised the new Rock Canyon out and back course. Passed the first aid station with a sip of water. At about 4 miles I felt my strength ebbing because of the lack of food I had eaten the previous day. So, I ate my one PowerGel. I think I maintained pace for most of the course running a little faster the first mile because of a good downhill section and a little slower up the back up the hill on the return. However, I couldnt be sure. I had failed to find my stop watch that morning. Went across the river on a bridge and almost made a wrong turn. Quickly recovering, I ran on. Many more bridges and turns later I came upon Gerald, Paul close behind and the turn around. Rick and another guy were a little ways back.
The way back went well, just trying to maintain pace without a stop watch and someone to push me. At mile 12 the steep hill awaited me. However, the hill didnt seem too bad, probably due to the incline club tempo runs. Above the hill I accelerated slightly to the finish. When I saw the race clock I couldnt believe my eyes. It was 1:17:58,59... I finished 1:18:04 in third place.
I had met my goal. PRd by a long shot. My quickest time on a half marathon course previously was 1:21:56 a couple months ago at the Academy Half Marathon. My workouts have been paying off. Especially the intervals. The guy I didnt know came next with Rick close behind. Rick had a PR as well. So, we celebrated with our PRs with a high five. Larry Miller did very well capturing 1st Masters and a nice plaque.
Sunday was a ton of fun and a great Incline Club victory!
Dave S reports:
I was there, honest. And I even ran the half marathon without falling down!
There was a course change this year, thus the runners were able to tour the new Riverwalk area in Pueblo. The city of Pueblo has really done a terrific job in this area. Its only going to get better as more restaurants and shops open for business in this district.
But back to the race. Larry M paced me for a few yards at the beginning, but dashed ahead before we even crossed the start line. Larry just gave himself a little handicap to overcome, and he surely did that, finishing in the top 10. Rick H also finished in the top 5, setting a PR. And what about me? Well, I wasnt last as I usually am on the Sunday long runs, and there was even food left when I finished. I couldnt ask for anything better.
Rick H reports:
Several ICers went down to Pueblo for the Rock Canyon Half Marathon on Sunday Dec. 3, 2000. As the entry form says despite the name the course is relatively flat. This year the course went East from Pueblo City Park instead of heading West towards the Dam due to trail construction. Running East towards Downtown added a couple little rolling hills. Below are fellow ICers that ran:
Paul D 1:12:58 (1st 30-34) (2nd Overall)
Jonathon C 1:18:04 (1st 25-26) (3rd Overall) Half Marathon PR
Rick H 1:19:14 (2nd 30-34) (5th Overall) Half Marathon PR
Larry M 1:26:03 (1st Masters Men and Top 10)
Todd B 1:31:--
Carla A 1:35:-- (1st Masters Women)
Dave S 2:16:--
No R report yet from Paul, Todd or Carla.
12/03/2000 Even with some of the group off in Pueblo for the Rock Canyon Half Marathon we still had 46 runners meet for the Longs Ranch Road Loop. The CS Water Department has been doing some water pipe work near the Barr Trail and therefore the road has been plowed and graded and many commented that it was the first time they had ever done that loop without snow. It made for some really fast times and many had to do some extra running to get in their 2 hours. Also, whereas November was a very cold month December has started out very nice. Most of the club hung out exchanging war stories about their runs. Newbie Angie W won the random drawing prize of a $25 certificate to the Colorado Running Company. Club member Mike K had won it at the Barr Trail Mountain Race but since he is from out of the area he donated it to the club thanks Mike.
Go out hard, when it hurts speed up...
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