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Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 2:26 PM
Subject: Pikes/Leadville, IC Party!
Hi there ICers!!!
Well, well, well! Was that an exciting weekend or what? Congrats to each and every one of you for getting through the season - no matter how you got through it! Please check the * boards to make sure you are up to date! The easiest way to get your A/M/D/L/P is to submit a R"ace report at http://www.inclineclub.com/rreports.htm There are already quite a few great reports down below. Also, you will see the preliminary list of ICers that ran either Pikes Peak or Leadville. Please make sure you are on that list as well. It is VERY hard to get it right these days with the size of the club so please dont be shy and let me know if you are not on the list or missing a * or whatever!
Its time for the 8th annual Incline Club party:-)
Thursday, August 26, 5:45pm Mansions Park!!! Mansions Park is behind Manitou City Hall or next to Memorial park where we normally meet for our runs.
*** Club awards to those who made 45 or more workouts (looks like 23 made it!) Again, make sure your *s, Rs and what nots are up to date!!! I am seeking input for the driven award(s) for the year.
*** Food & Drink - enough to make you need to go for a run!
*** Perhaps a food challenge or game or 2, or 3
*** Hanging out and yacking with other like minded crazies
*** Brenda Willis final weigh in!
What to bring:
*** A few bucks for Pizza - should be only about $3-$4.
*** If your *last* name is in the A-H range bring dessert; ice cream, brownies, cookies, etc. If your *last* name is in the I-P range bring something to drink; softdrinks, juices, etc. (no beer allowed in park - sorry). If your *last* name is in the Q-Z range bring something to snack on; chips, pretzels, etc.
*** You may also want to bring a chair to sit on.
Who can come:
Family (kids too) and friends are welcome but no pets please. As always, dont feel you cant come just because you did not make a club run or only made a few. If you are getting this e-mail you are an ICer:-)
A number of you have asked me about the course cutting by the skyrunners in the marathon. First, let me say this is not a skyrunner issue as much is it is a European issue. Simply, in many of the European mountain races (including most of the ones that I have done) running point to point is the accepted strategy. In fact, I missed a course record once by only 4 seconds and was asked after the race why I ran the final switchbacks down to the finish. Simply, I did not know I could cut them!
That being said, it is up to the runner to understand the rules of the race they are getting into. I support 100% the race director, Ron Ilgen, disqualifying any athletes who cut the course on Pikes Peak no matter how small the cut. Further, I have written an appeal to the president of the FSA (Federation of Sport at Altitude) and the director of the Buff SkyRunner World Series to COMPLETELY remove the names of any athletes who cut the course from the series results as well and not just the Marathon results. Rule #15 of the Buff SkyRunner World Series from the website http://www.buffskyrunner.com/rules/ reads;
15 RULES It is compulsory for competitors to respect the race rules, to participate in the pre race briefing, to carry the compulsory material specified, to observe good sportsmanship towards the other competitors.
That should make this a fairly straight forward case. I hope my appeal is successful but if not I will be asking for a letter campaign from the ICers! We should NOT have to look at two sets of results - those that ran the course and a guy who cut the course! The rules of Pikes Peak say they are out - pure and simple. The Marathon committee got it right. Currently, the FSA/Skyrunners have it wrong!
A few final points on this issue, for now anyway, is that we do need to try to maintain some perspective. This athlete (or however many cut) most likely did not mean to gain an unfair advantage. Again, it is just what they are used to. Secondly, not all of the foreign athletes cut the course - PLEASE note that! Finally, if you read farther down on the rules of the SkyRunner World Series you might find it interesting some of the things you can get disqualified for including folding your race number, littering and my personal favorite not attending the awards ceremony! Now, if the awards ceremony attendance was like that of the last several years that would remove half the award winners. The rules in the SkyRunner series are not bad, they just need to follow all of them and especially #15!
See you tomorrow for the IC party!!!
PS For those that have asked, I am still working on my Leadville race report. However, I have realized that I would not get this out today if I waited to finish my report.
Sunday, November 28, 2004 will be the first run of our 9th season!!!
In the meantime I am planning an IC work day on a Sunday morning to paint Barr Trail Fence Rails and hope you will consider joining in the fun:-)
Several write in one form or another:
I did not get to finish my race because (fill in the blank) do I still get credit for the club?
(Matt C adds: YES! Indeed, this year several ICers were turned around at the A-frame a half hour before the normal cut-off time during the Ascent due to safety concerns. But no matter the reason for a DNF you still get credit for the club run!)
Connilee Walter writes (or is that delivers):
Casey John Walter arrived at 4:49 am on Tues August 17. He weighed in at 7 lb 11 oz and is 21 long. Connilee, Pat, big brother Payton and big sister Ryleigh are all doing great.
Michelle Stoll writes:
I made a pledge for Brendas weight loss regime, which Id hoped to give her a check for in person at the end-of-season IC party on Thursday. Unfortunately I have to leave for a work trip on Thursday so I will not be there to fulfill my pledge obligation in person. Can I arrange to mail it somewhere?
(Matt C adds: Brenda will be doing her final weigh-in at the IC party. An e-mail will then go out sometime after that letting those of you who pledged know how many pounds she lost and where to send your pledge.)
Paul Sullivan writes (NOTE THE NEW DATE):
PAUL & ANGELA SULLIVANS POST-PIKES PEAK/LEADVILLE PARTY
When: Saturday, August 28 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Pls. bring either drink or small food item/appetizer to share.
Pls. bring your kids so our 4 will have someone to play with.
Directions: to the Common House located at Casa Verde Commons (Colorado
Located in the Patty Jewett neighborhood northeast of downtown in a block
bordered by the streets Corona, Columbia, Royer and San Miguel.
Take Unitah Street eastbound from I-25 (EXIT 143) aprox 1 mile. Turn left
(North) on Corona St. Go two blocks north. Turn right (East) on Columbia
St. Drive 1/2 block east. The NEW housing development is on your right.
Please park on the street. We will be on the patio of the large green
building (Common House) located in the middle of the development. Tel.
471-9447 or 473-3005 if lost
PPA/M R REPORTS:
Mike Everson reports:
Race = Pikes Peak Marathon
Goal = 6:30:00
Results = 6:35:11
General = Cool temperature for the entire ascent made for good running conditions. Coming back down it got a little warm. All in all, a good day for a marathon.
Right = 1. Plenty of CarbBooms for the run. I think I had 12-15 of them.
2. My brother as pit crew stayed at start line until 2 minutes before race began so I could give him clothes I didnt think I would need. Then, he drove to the top and had a camelback full of water and CarbBoom gels. When I completed the ascent portion, I traded my empty camelback for the full one and ran down. WHAT A GUY!!
3.Met two others on course who really helped pace me. Jimmy from Austin, TX and Marco from Virginia Beach, VA. Although I didnt make my goal, I am extremely pleased with my result. I am not sure my result would have been as good without them.
Wrong = 1. Got rocks in my shoes on the downhill. Had to stop and dump rocks out which cost at least two minutes. Probably need lightweight gators to prevent this from happening again.
2. I didnt anticipate the logjam of people running both directions at/near the summit. This cost precious time running both directions. Not much you can do.
Other Stuff = Course was in OK shape given the recent rain/snow. It was pretty sloppy at the top (wet, slippery) so a lot of people fell (not me). I had a good time, and recovery was better than I thought it would be.
Jason Jungbauer reports:
Race = Pikes Peak Ascent
Goal = hopeful sub 3hrs -realistic sub 3hr 15min
Results = 3hr 23min 41s
General = 13 plus miles uphill to 14110 or 14115 ft. Well maintained trail especially the top mile:) Top three miles covered in snow and ice, yes in August.
Right = Trained well, got alot of time in at altitude, got a good nights rest. Got to the start in time to warm up.
Wrong = Did not train enough in the last few months for winter running conditions (perhaps we could drive and carry bags of ice to LRR and run up it in July to prepare). I can not see the peak from my house until I come around the corner on Crystal Park Rd (by Savellis) so I did not know it had snowed over night, and thus did not bring anything other than t-shirt and shorts to wear, (luckily I did have gloves.) I had a good pace going to make a sub 3hr 15min time but lost it up above the A-frame between my numb feet hands and lips I just slowed down too much. Also with the start being delayed I ate my 2 power gels earlier in the course than I had planned and I kind of bonked at about the 1 mile to go sign.
Calculator = Right on until the top miles. Would have been the whole way except for the conditions.
Other Stuff = My favorite part was when my shoe found the small river at the top and my foot disappeared to my ankle in ice water.
Diane Repasky reports:
Race = Pikes Peak Marathon
Goal = 6 hours 30 minutes
Results = 6 hours 3 minutes 19 seconds
General = Marathon/Trail Race Start at Memorial Park in Manitou Springs and head up to the summit of Pikes Peak via the Barr Trail turn around and head back down to the finish at the bottom of Ruxton.
Right = Trained well, consistent, and hard. Did not go out too fast, drank at every aid station and carried some water for the upper half of the trail where the aid stations are farther apart. Paced myself well for most of the race, I had not much left at the end of the race. Glad to see the finish line.
Wrong = Could have pushed a little harder between Barr Camp and A-frame but it was a section of trail I did not train alot on, so was not as familiar.
Calculator = Calculated for both 3:45 and 4:00 hour ascent time, came in very helpful. Copied both and taped them to the back of my race bib for reference.
Other Stuff = Weather was good, cool and the rain and hail held off long enough to safely finish the race. Trail was in good shape considering the weather the day before. The last mile at the summit was wet & slushy.
John ODonnell reports:
Race = Pikes Peak Ascent
Goal = 3:45-3:50
Results = 4:11
General = Good training and tapering. Didnt expect my lower back to act up as it does sometimes.
Right = Good carbs and plenty of fluids and gels used.
Wrong = Too much stress on setting a PR.
Calculator = A real good tool that everyone needs for splits.
Other Stuff = People should pack their trash.
John ODonell reports
Race = Pikes Peak Marathon
Goal = 6:30 or less
Results = 7:00
General = Do to running the Ascent on Saturday, my lower back acted up . Walked or slow run to Barr Camp. After A-Frame started to push it more and felt good. Had a good down hill finish.
Right = Good carbs and fluids with gels. Also, got a good rub down after the Ascent. Used some of that free stuff in our race bags, Biofrese pain gel that real seemed to work.
Wrong = None.
Calculator = A good tool for splits.
Other Stuff = Turned out to be perfect race weather after running the Ascent the day before on snow and wet trails.
Doug Laufer reports:
Race = Ascent
Goal = Improve on last year; keep streak; avoid injury setback (ribs); have fun
Results = 3:29:43 see comments in summary
General = Results: Time was 6:21 faster than last years ascent time. Streak at 19 years of doing one race, the other, or both. Did not aggravate cracked ribs (did not do round-trip :-(. Yes had fun I have had really good years and really bad years but find that no matter the results always have nice glow and some form of mental bliss for the effort & process.
The year of the cracked ribs. Took fall 4 weeks before race, left me stressing about what to expect. Prior to fall was in good groove, running consistently with some good quality workouts. After fall did very little, but did spend a lot of time at altitude. Anyway I was really rested :-).
Happy with ascent effort. Felt I had even, honest effort. Upper half slow based on Matts calculator (see below), but felt ok only passed by one runner above Barr Camp. Only problem during race was a slightly unsettled stomach; not sure if from over hydration or not being as relaxed I would have liked to have been.
Whimped on the double not sure if it is good or bad decision some of both I guess. The rib injury had me flip-flopping on doing the double for the weeks leading up to the race. At about A-frame I had no doubt I would be running Sunday, was not feeling too beat up, upper body/ribs felt fine; however the wet, slippery conditions the last two miles had me doubting the value of doing the double (cracked ribs on Peak on day similar to Saturday). Spent Saturday afternoon/evening looking at the web-cam on top of the Peak and listing the pros and cons (in other words thinking way too much). After what amounted to a four week layoff I was looking forward to getting back into training routine I did not want to risk setback or the fall running season, so skipped the round trip, felt a bit disoriented all day Sunday, but ready for fall marathon training :-).
Right = I had more excitement and energy for training than I have had in several years. Prior to fall was having a very good training year very consistent, good quality workouts. Was also doing stretch & strength workout routine that I think was really helping. I spent a lot of time at altitude, especially after cracking ribs.
Some of the energy and excitement were derived from Matt & Jims book. I highly recommend it for veterans and newbies alike. Good for new ideas, training reminders and motivation.
I am excited about next year all ready feel I gained some insights this year, look forward to improving training approach and the process of preparing properly for a double for 50th year of the Peak race.
Wrong = Well other than cracking ribs, I think I had a couple of glaring weak points. First while quality was good, quantity was lacking not enough long runs nothing over 4 hours. Had I done the double I would have paid for that! Also I think I need to work on the mental aspects of training and racing (after all these years). It may be the most overlooked aspect of running. Keeping a positive attitude and having high expectations helps keep training on track and helps provide the mindset to push hard on race day. Just like building a base or working on speed need to work on those mental skills
Calculator = Was right on splits for 3:20 pace from start to Barr Camp. Lost 4 minutes to A-frame and 5:43 in last 3 miles (about 2 minutes each mile). That pattern is similar to prior years. Do not think I went too fast to Barr Camp as mentioned above felt ok in second half, did not fade, in fact passed a number of runners and was only passed by 1 runner. Still could have been stronger up high.
Other Stuff =
Vicki Martin reports:
Race = Pikes Peak Marathon
Goal = To beat last years time and finish under 6 hours.
Results = Yea!! 5:59.43
General = Another Great Pikes Peak Marathon!! Wonderful Volunteers all over the mountain, Thank-You to each and every one of you! Weather cooperated for the marathoners. Nice, cool, and clear at the start. Temperature much milder than last couple of years, a little warm coming down last couple of miles.
Right = I felt rested and ready to go, ate well and drank enough water. Did not take water with me but drank at every water stop. Also, did an e-gel before race and then another at No Name meant to do two others but didnt, probably should of, Training went well this year for me and I was able to improve by almost 9 minutes. Accomplished 1st in my age group.
Wrong = I wish I had done more training going down in the upper 6 miles. I forget how hard that can be on your body and Im sure that would have helped my speed down the mountain.
Other Stuff =
Joe Cowell and Brenda Cowell reports:
Race = Pikes Peak Accent
Goal = 5:20
Results = trail closed due to weather
General = We got a late start with the second wave and a 30 minute delay due to ice on top. We were well ahead of all cut offs but the late start came back to bite us.
Right = Trained up high and hydrated for a week. Incline club runs were the key to my training and were what I needed.
Wrong = Probably will not carry as many warm clothes next time just to cut down on weight
Other Stuff = Brenda and I were right on schedule to reach goal. We felt good at A-frame and were hoping to do well on the top three miles. Unfortunately the course was closed because of weather and we were turned back at A-frame. Over all we had a good race and were happy with all the results of the race except for the not being able to top out due to weather part. We will be back next year
Jen Taylor reports:
Race = Pikes Peak Ascent
Goal = 3:45
Results = Horrible. . .
General = During my training runs this summer, I carried 9-10 lbs. of water/accelerade in my camelback. I did the same thing last year, and on race day cut off about 30 min. of time since I wasnt carrying so much weight. I have done this while training for marathons too and it works great since I feel so much lighter on race day and my heart rate is much lower. But instead, my heart rate was 10-15 beats higher than it should have been. This is the same thing that happened to me during the GOTG 10 mile. Also, I tasted blood throughout the race. I have no idea what the cause of my increased HR was.
Right = I spent each Saturday training on the mountain, which helped a ton last year. The last week I tapered, stayed well-hydrated/fueled.
Wrong = Unfortunately, Im not sure what went wrong.
Other Stuff =
Mary Jo Campbell reports:
Race = Pikes Peak Marathon
Goal = Finish in 7-8 hours
Results = 7:55:16
General = I was on pace for a 4-4:30 ascent until after A-frame when I got stuck behind folks who wouldnt move over and then stopped for long periods of time waiting for downhill runners. It was very frustrating to be halted when 2-way traffic could have been easily navigated by experienced mountain runners. All the unscheduled rest stops were nice breathers but it broke my rhythm and caused my legs to cramp up. Had to wait in a stinking LINE to cross the finish!
Right = Trained with the Incline Club Yay! Rested and hydrated well the week before; stretched a lot. Used Accelerade for liquid supplement plus gels and energy bars. Bought shoes 1/2 size larger to accommodate downhill portion, had a friend on top with gear and food for refueling, had LOTS of people praying for me.
Wrong = Took extra long-sleeve shirt to top anticipating worse weather, ran out of liquids and fuel between 2 and 1 mile mark on way up, did NOT anticipate the human log jam on the trail at the top.
Calculator = Was hoping for a 4-4:30 ascent, 3 hour descent, but got derailed with heavy trail traffic at the top both ways. Stopped looking at the pace card as I realized I wasnt going to make it in that window. Had a 3:02 descent, even with a 25 minute first mile (ugh!).
Other Stuff = Race souvenirs: one fall with a skinned knee, 2 rolled ankles, 2 pulled hamstrings, 5 blisters and one blood blister under a toe (pretty!).
Lars Duening reports:
Race = Pikes Peak Ascent
Goal = Less than 4 hours
Results = 3:26:35
General = Weather, lack of time, a certain lazyness on Sunday mornings, and injuries had relegated me this year to the status of a virtual ICer so for this years Ascent I counted on my other Tri training to give me the energy to finish if only I paced myself enough. Consequently I ran deliberately slower than my usual pace, and when walking was faster than running, I walked.
To my surprise this just-finish approach worked out better than expected, and I finished 30 minutes faster than last year (when I did train for the Ascent).
Right = Pacing conserving energy on the first few miles really paid off later.
Enough food I prefer to believe that my diligent consumption of some gels helped prevent burn-out.
Warmup not just to get the muscles warm, but it also helped to focus mentally on the race.
Wrong = Didnt train with the IC, so on the last couple of miles my calves started cramping from the unusual exertion.
Other Stuff = The weather was a bit iffy and presented us snow above the timberline, which made for a slippery finish.
And among the spectators were two curious squirrels :-)
Andy Dillon reports:
Race = Pikes Peak Ascent
Goal = 3-30
Results = 3-38-03
General = Great race, great atmosphere as always. Nice to see so many IC runners in action!
Missed my goal but with a previous best of 3-58 its hard to be disappointed! Felt good throughout but still managed to lose time above Barr Camp. Apart from the melting snow near the top the conditions were great nice temperature and calm. And didnt Pikes Peak look awesome with a dusting of snow on it!
Thanks to Matt and Yvonne for organizing another great year of running with the Incline Club. What a crazy bunch of people !!!
Right = Lots of training with the Incline Club. The long runs give you a great base and the Thursday night workouts make the Ws seem a lot easier when you get to the race. And most importantly, running with the IC makes it all fun!
This year I did more flat running also, which feels good when those calf muscles are sore.
Lost weight last year I was 182 pounds on the morning of the race, this year I was 165 pounds. That must help! Bryan Willis advised me to give up eating food altogether and stick to drinking beer so maybe Ill give that a go for next year. Hmmmmm...
I bought Matt and Jims Training Guide lots of useful little tips and tricks in there which I put to good use in the race!
Did a 3 week taper and loaded up with carbs for a couple of days before the race. Felt weird (like I was losing all my training) but I felt good in the race and got a PR so Im not complaining!
Strategy went out hard to try to beat the crowds onto the trail. I practiced this all year and it feels pretty natural now. I think the extra effort on the road is worth it since you have several hundred fewer people to pass on the Ws. Then I slowed down and took it easy on the Ws. In fact some people were passing me, clambering over rocks, tripping over tree roots, slipping and sliding on that loose stuff at the side of the trail, tiring themselves out ... in previous years that was me! As a result I arrived at No-Name Creek faster than ever before and less tired also!
Wrong = Could take the go out hard strategy a step further. On the approach to the A-Frame there was a lot more bunching of people who must have suddenly slowed and I lost time trying to get past them. So Im thinking I need to get faster on the No Name to Barr Camp section to get ahead of this crowd then hopefully there wont be such a need to pass people in the last 3 miles. For me, passing large numbers of people is the toughest thing about this race so if you can avoid that by running a little faster early on then I think its worth doing. Of course, the faster you are, the less of a problem all this becomes, so I guess I just need to train harder!
Ran out of water on the long stretch from Barr Camp to A-Frame. Fortunately I had drank lots of water early on so I didnt get too dehydrated, but it wasnt the best example of planning!
Calculator = I recorded my times at the various split markers compared with the 3-30 pace from the calculator (in parentheses):
Ruxton 3-33 (4-37)
Hydro 11-10 (13-14)
Practiced all year going out hard to try to beat the crowds onto the trail felt good
Ws 40-22 (42-13) Nice and easy on the Ws no need to tire myself out passing people as in previous years
NNC 59-52 (1:01-32) Still taking it easy, but still on pace
7.8 1:21-01(1:23-22) The nicest section of the course. Ran sensibly and felt strong.
BC 1:45-05(1:46-41) Still ahead of target pace and still feeling good. Mistake: forgot to fill my water bottle ahead of the longest dry stretch of the course
BP 2:02-32(2:02-13) Not feeling so good now. Getting thirsty!
A-F 2:33-09(2:29-31) Finally got some water! I wasnt feeling too bad but there was a lot of bunching up of runners just before the A-Frame. Lost time trying to pass.
2 2:55-27(2:50-31) Still crowded. Feeling ok but passing is difficult. The trail is wet and its hard to get traction. While passing someone I clambered over some larger rocks and my left calf locked up. Ouch!
1 3:15-04(3:08-22) Wet and snowy on the ground. Very difficult to pass. Feeling strong and wishing all these people would get out of the way! Passing people is painful now.
Top 3:38-03(3:30-00) Managed to pass a few people but the effort involved is pretty terrible at this stage. I always seem to feel strong in the last mile but I can never take advantage of it because there are so many people ahead! So better get there quicker next time :-)
Other Stuff =
Beverly Weaver reports:
Race = Pikes Peak Ascent
Goal = 5:45
Results = DNF
General = Due to a storm that left snow and ice on the top on the previous day, the race started 30 minutes late. Due to an expected incoming storm, those who were reaching A-Frame in approximately 4 hours or more were turned back. Consequently, I had a 20 mile training run, instead of a 13.32 mile race.
Right = Started in a better position than last year, so I didnt need to pass so many folks on the Ws; was pretty much on target for my goal time when they turned us around. Carried plenty of GU, one water bottle, ibuprofen, jacket. All of these came in handy on the way down. Had enough training on trails to jog all the way back down without much pain.
Wrong = Need to drop weight and train more if I could have reached A-Frame earlier, I could have finished the race, instead of coming back down.
Calculator = I used the calculator, wrote two sets of times on my gloves and was aware of exactly where I stood at every checkpoint. This is a great tool.
Other Stuff = The aid stations were closed for those of us who had to make the trip back down. Luckily, there was someone at Bobs road who offered to fill up my water bottle, so I had water to get back down. Also, by running back instead of walking, I managed to get off the trail before the storm hit and didnt get pounded by the torrential rains, hail, lightning, etc. that hit around 4PM. Others were NOT so lucky.
Best of all, on the way back I found the glove that Darrell had lost the previous Saturday when we were doing volunteer work on the Barr Trail. All in all, it turned out to be a good day.
Glen Winkel reports:
Race = Pikes Peak Ascent
Goal = 3:30
Results = 3:45:22
General = My first Ascent! I was surprised how easy the race was. No one told me many of the runners werent running! Here I was running and suffering knee and foot injuries, when I perhaps ran only 30% of the race. I know I can easily take off 30 min IF I train next year! The snow and slush certainly made passing precarious and slowed my times.
Right = Went out easy. Took everyones advice to go slow. I ran into Craig on the run and though many passed me then, I passed them all near the top. As he said, the race begins at Barr Camp.
Wrong = It would have helped to train for the event! Since I broke my foot in Feb, I was able to get in only one run since then. With our National Championships the two weeks before the Ascent (bike racing), I was unable to get in any runs in the weeks before the Ascent. Now that I know what to expect, Ill know how to train for next years Ascent.
Other Stuff =
LEADVILLE R REPORTS:
Stephen Mitchell reports
Race = Leadville Trail 100 Ultramarathon
Goal = Finish (with my wifes hand in mine)
Results = Finish (with my wifes hand in mine)
General = Out and back course through the venues of Tabor boat ramp, Mayqueen, Hagermans Pass Road, Sugarloaf Pass, Fish Hatchery, Outward Bound, Halfmoon Campground, Mount Elbert Trailhead, Twin Lakes, Lake Creek, Willis Gulch (Big and Small), Hope Pass, Vicksburg, and finally Winfield. Lowest point is at Twin Lakes (~9200) and the highest is at Hope Pass (~12600) with an average altitude of about 10200. Aid stations occur at Mayqueen, Fish Hatchery, Halfmoon, Twin Lakes, Hope Pass, and Winfield (both out and back). Cutoff times exist for at all aid stations except for Mayqueen on the outbound leg. One creek crossing just past Twin Lakes, through Lake Creek, was about calf high and numbingly refreshing. Weather for the day was cool. Hope Pass weather was unpredictable as usual, we experienced clouds, rain, hail, lightning, and snow with strong wind. It was good the llamas seemed to be tied down (-: Crew support vehicles were allowed all the way to Winfield due to road being so wet. Us ually, thats not allowed due to dust and crew vehicles must park about 2.5+ miles away. The only other remarkable event was being stung by a wasp on the south side of Hope Pass. The last time we did a run there, my wife Laura was stung on about the same part of the course, which was hard to imagine because we were in about the 12,300 foot area with all rocks, near freezing temperatures, in falling snow. The wasp stung me in the ankle which made my ankle swell severely. The pain lasted throughout the remainder of the race. I guess I smelled bad enough the animals didnt want to be around because I noticed pica running from the trail continuously(-; Trail could have been better marked for night running. We helped people coming out of the woods because they were lost )-:
Right = Ran with my wife!
Ran all year with the Incline Club!
Committed to goal in November, first club run.
Hydrated and fueled just right, no weight loss.
Started early with planning, planned in depth, 26 pages of typed notes for crew.
Ran the course previously, in training and in a race.
Ran the first part slower than previous runs, amazing how 8 minutes exchanged for over 1 hour in the end (we ran it an hour faster than I had previously run).
Had an outstanding crew/pacers in Willie Alexander, Mark Goodell, Laura Kelecy (all the way from Hawaii), Stephen Remillard, and Mike Wasson.
Brought every piece of running clothes we own, you never know what youll need with unpredictable weather.
Had more than enough food.
Had more than enough water, Gatorade, and de-carbonated soda.
Used very small radios to alert crew to location and allowed them to be fully prepared for our arrival (which I had already planned for them times of arrival based on departure time from last station).
Fully utilized pacers from 50 miles on.
Used numerous pairs of shoes, with my favorite socks and lubrication (Bag Balm).
Ran with orthotics.
Used hot tub therapy to keep healthy.
Clocked ourselves ahead each day of the week (got up more early each morning).
Went to bed at 6pm and got up at 2am to ensure 8 hours of sleep.
Stayed with our routine, did not do anything different than when running with club (food, drink, clothing, etc).
Had paper and wet ones available.
Wrong = Got my new shoes a week later than desired, shoes were somewhat less flexible than desired.
Other Stuff = This race is really well supported and this one was especially delightful because I ran with my wife whom I love with all my heart (which was beating really fast for a long time). I cant say thank you enough for my crew, they were outstanding and it made the race so much more enjoyable!
Ted Bidwell Reports:
Race = Leadville Trail 100
Goal = Finish/finish under 25 hours
Results = 24:31
General = First 45 miles I felt tired and weak. After going up and over Hope Pass it was like a second wind and the last 55 miles went very well
Right = Went out at a comfortable pace, even though I didnt feel strong, Im sure it helped my second 50 miles. Ate and drank frequently. Switched to the soup at Hopeless aid station at mile 45. Continued to drink throughout the entire run.
Used a crew and pacer starting at Fish Hatchery.
Wrong = At times thought of who was ahead and behind me. I should have just run my own race.
Other Stuff =
Steve Bremner reports:
Race = Leadville 100
Goal = 20 hours
Results = DNF
General = I hate to quit. I have never dropped out of a marathon and Ive run 61. Indeed, I have NEVER dropped out of a race in my life! That was before Leadville.
Two days after the race I still can barely walk. If I hadnt quit after 87 miles I would certainly have caused much more damage.
A hundred mile race is like 4+ marathons in one day. I had good spots and bad spots. I started out well, ran comfortably to May Queen in 1:44. The actual split is off, because I stopped in the bathroom before I went to the check-in. From May Queen I reached the summit of Sugarloaf Pass in 2:45, running all the way. I started feeling pain in my legs on the way down though. This would persist the rest of the race, especially on the steep downhills. The pain was not sharp and spread throughout both legs. I started Vitamin I, which helped a lot.
After Fish Hatcheries (the other side of Sugarloaf Pass, ele 11,200) I still felt good and ran to Half Moon aid station. Stupidly I didnt stop. I hit a low point on the 8-mile segment of the Colorado Trail into Twin Lakes. Ran out of water 35 minutes before I got to Twin Lakes, stopped at one point and cupped my hands for water out of a stream, resulting in frozen hands.
I struggled into Twin Lakes looking like a spectre, weighing in at 150--I had lost 7 pounds. My pulse was 90. I sat in a chair and drank and ate for 10 minutes, then went to my support crew (my girlfriend, Rebekka) and spent another 10 minutes fueling and getting ready for Hope Pass. I was moving slowly, but I made it up and over. Emerging onto the road to Winfield it started pouring rain with lightning all around. I ran the 2+ miles up the road to Winfield and got under the shelter before it turned into a torrential downpour, 9hrs59min into the race. This is where I picked up my pacer, Gordon Birdsal. We waited until the worst was over then headed out after about 10 minutes.
Gordon was on a mission to get me hydrated again. He put me on a schedule to drink every ten minutes. It worked. I hiked up Hope Pass pretty well, passing several. Then ran strongly down and all the way into Twin Lakes. The next segment of 15 miles I ran alone. I was fully hydrated though, peeing clear six times! That was an amazing accomplishment. (Its unusual to come completely back from dehydration. But 100 miles is a long ways and there is lots of time. I heard of people at deaths door (so to speak) come in to an aid station, drink some soup, fuel up, and half an hour later theyd be on their way again, good as new.) I ran pretty well all the way past the Half Moon aide station, but on the last seven miles in to Fish Hatcheries the route turns to gravel and paved road. Running on the pavement caused my already battered knees to feel like they were going to buckle at times. I had had pain in the right hip flexor for the whole race and I think this made me overcompensate and add stress to t he left knee. I also got tendinitis on the forefoot to shinbone. Its bruised halfway up the shin bone. I could run only ten steps before sharp pain in the left knee would force me to walk. By the time I got into Fish Hatcheries I knew I had done damage.
I picked up my pacer Gordon again for the next and final segment to May Queen Campground on Turquoise Lake. I walked the entire distance in over 4 hours. Slowly. On the way down from Sugarloaf Pass there was sharp pain with every step. At the aid station I iced down both knees, then had a doc look at them. He advised to me to quit, which I did. I could have struggled in under 30 hours, but it would have been ugly, and I definitely would not be running the Jungfrau Marathon in 3 weeks. As it is, I may not anyway. Saw the doctor today though and there is no structural damage. Time will heal all.
Right = Recovered from dehydration
Wrong = Before I run another 100 mile race I will start a weight program to develop non-running leg muscles. An ultra-runner needs strong muscles to hold together structurally, especially in the later stages of a race.
Other Stuff = Leadville 100 is incredible. I think I got the bug... Ill be back!
ICers in the PPA/M/D or Leadville:
Thanks to Valerie Prothe for compiling this list! However, I will take responsibility for anyone that got missed. Just let me know and I will add you to the list for the next e-mail!
POS POS/DIV NAME AGE CITY ST ASC
2 1/26 Ryan Hafer 18 Colo Spgs CO 2:26:59
3 1/191 Cornelis B Guijt 38 Colo Spgs CO 2:31:43
5 2/213 Michael J Hagen 42 Colo Spgs CO 2:36:31
12 6/191 Paul Dunn 38 Colo Springs CO 2:47:25
17 2/186 David Zink 45 Fraser CO 2:51:31
28 4/213 Bryan S Willis 44 Colo Spgs CO 2:58:12
30 9/191 Shawn A Parsons 37 Colo Springs CO 2:59:32
35 11/191 Todd Walton 35 Manitou Spring CO 3:05:37
41 15/191 Jim L Lee 35 Elbert CO 3:07:59
43 8/213 David A Twynam 42 Colo Spgs CO 3:08:35
44 4/83 Dave N Philipps 26 Denver CO 3:08:51
46 17/191 Kevin S Wilder 37 Colo Springs CO 3:09:08
69 12/213 Tibor Kiss 41 Manitou Spring CO 3:14:06
73 9/83 Cory E Leppert 29 Colo Springs CO 3:15:11
81 9/186 Chaz J Lalonde 45 Colo Spgs CO 3:17:25
99 4/120 Eckehart Zimmermann 52 Monument CO 3:20:43
107 20/161 Jason D Jungbauer 30 Manitou Spring CO 3:23:41
119 36/191 John S Hann 37 Colo Spgs CO 3:25:23
143 26/213 Chris Nugent 43 Denver CO 3:29:38
144 8/120 Doug Laufer 51 Palmer Lake CO 3:29:43
154 26/161 Jonathan Veteto 34 Manitou Spring CO 3:32:27
158 1/37 Jack Ramsey 61 Manitou Spgs CO 3:33:06
161 42/191 Robert Castaldi 38 Colo Spgs CO 3:33:34
165 33/213 Gary Hellenga 43 Bozeman MT 3:33:45
175 36/213 David J Hendrix 40 Colo Springs CO 3:35:28
178 11/120 Craig D Burbank 50 Manitou Spgs CO 3:35:33
187 3/84 J B Chavez 59 Colo Spgs CO 3:35:56
198 23/83 Christian Fuller 29 Boulder CO 3:37:19
199 49/191 Terrence L Batson 35 Colo Spgs CO 3:37:32
202 44/213 Andy Dillon 41 Colo Springs CO 3:38:03
207 28/186 Fernando Aguilar 49 Falcon CO 3:38:48
240 38/186 John N Gardner 45 Colo Springs CO 3:42:19
264 42/186 Glen Winkel 49 Manitou Spring CO 3:45:21
270 1/14 Glen L Ash 67 Colo Springs CO 3:45:34
324 6/84 Darrell Weaver 58 Colo Springs CO 3:49:40
344 54/161 Timothy D Steffens 33 Colo Springs CO 3:52:04
362 75/191 Chris Ferguson 37 Colo Springs CO 3:53:50
452 75/186 Al Garcia 45 Colo Springs CO 4:02:32
453 36/50 Fidelis M Vigil 54 Colo Springs CO 5:37:43
460 76/186 KJ Bruno 47 Colo Spgs CO 4:02:58
462 69/161 Kyle M Whitney 30 Colo Springs CO 4:03:05
504 6/37 Hans Zimmermann 64 Monument CO 4:06:28
517 84/186 Timothy M Edwards 47 Florissant CO 4:07:48
539 2/14 Fred R Wright 69 Manitou Spring CO 4:11:04
540 84/161 Andrew P Cullan 33 Colo Springs CO 4:11:06
547 52/120 John D ODonnell 52 Colo Springs CO 4:11:59
600 96/186 Howard Brooks 45 Colo Springs CO 4:17:13
608 97/161 Cris M Johnson 32 Colo Springs CO 4:18:07
652 15/26 Andrew F Lonnquist 18 Colo Spgs CO 4:22:29
660 128/213 Robert Roth 41 Colo Springs CO 4:23:54
719 69/120 Keith J Lonnquist 50 Colo Spgs CO 4:30:44
748 148/213 Chris Wood 43 Colo Springs CO 4:35:30
777 34/44 Kenn J Lonnquist 20 Colo Spgs CO 4:39:56
786 4/14 Jim Umphrey 65 Colo Spgs CO 4:42:00
812 75/120 Daniel J Odell 51 Colo. Springs CO 4:44:51
872 69/83 Stephen W Downs 26 Colo Spgs CO 4:52:01
893 172/213 David Douglas 43 Colo Spgs CO 4:55:43
1003 170/191 James M Brumley 39 Fort Carson CO 5:13:12
POS POS/DIV NAME AGE CITY ST ASC
8 4/91 Eva M Hagen 36 Colo Spgs CO 3:21:27
11 5/91 Gina Garcia-Shaw 37 Colo Springs CO 3:23:35
30 11/126 Lynn Hellenga 42 Bozeman MT 3:38:58
57 14/91 Karen J Smidt 37 Brighton CO 3:51:38
60 16/126 Valerie J Prothe 40 Colo Springs CO 3:54:10
65 1/13 Kathryn Karst 60 Falcon CO 3:55:36
128 32/126 Diane P Brown 41 Colo Spgs CO 4:10:10
129 33/126 Teri M Harper 40 Woodland Park CO 4:10:17
156 15/40 Jen L Taylor 25 Colo Springs CO 4:15:53
173 41/91 Renee Abeyta 38 Colo Springs CO 4:21:11
177 51/126 Kimberly A Bodoh 40 Colo Springs CO 4:22:20
193 55/126 Kelly J Ellis 41 Colo Springs CO 4:26:29
304 78/126 Michele Vaughan 40 Colo Springs CO 4:59:04
336 86/126 Linda K Ambard 43 Colo Springs CO 5:05:47
375 95/126 Peggy Monson 44 Colo Springs CO 5:13:26
376 96/126 Sherry R Alvares 41 Colo Springs CO 5:13:27
407 58/69 Maribeth Muse 33 Colo Spgs CO 5:23:37
428 34/50 Denise Deming 50 Manitou Spring CO 5:27:53
434 10/13 Eryn A Lonnquist 22 Colo Spgs CO 5:30:39
472 9/10 Kayle Hann 16 Colo Spgs CO 5:44:34
493 47/50 Louise M Samora 50 Pueblo CO 5:57:12
PS POS/DIV NAME AGE CITY ST ASC DESC TOTAL
13 4/86 Jonathan D Cavner 30 Chandler AZ 2:57:29 1:38:04 4:35:33
23 7/98 Todd Walton 35 Manitou Spring CO 3:00:16 1:47:32 4:47:48
30 10/98 Jim Lee 35 Elbert CO 3:10:40 1:45:31 4:56:11
38 5/33 Cory E Leppert 29 Colo Springs CO 3:23:26 1:37:49 5:01:15
46 6/111 Julius A Kovats 41 Manitou Spgs CO 3:11:55 1:57:09 5:09:04
47 13/98 Harry S Harcrow 37 Woodland Park CO 3:25:44 1:43:39 5:09:23
52 8/111 Peter A Tonsits 42 Colo Springs CO 3:21:29 1:51:08 5:12:37
97 2/51 Stu Nieburg 55 Colo Springs CO 3:42:00 2:00:01 5:42:01
100 22/86 Jesse Grizzle 30 Monument CO 3:35:01 2:08:04 5:43:05
109 16/91 Jeff Myers 45 Manitou Spring CO 3:33:34 2:14:10 5:47:44
117 24/98 Todd Baker 37 Colo Springs CO 3:39:28 2:10:42 5:50:10
118 21/111 Stephen E Martin 44 Colo Springs CO 3:45:10 2:05:21 5:50:31
128 29/86 Lee B Moss 34 Colo Springs CO 3:49:03 2:04:20 5:53:23
169 36/86 Michael C Shafai 34 Colo Springs CO 3:52:40 2:18:30 6:11:10
179 27/91 Gordon J Barnett 49 Colo Springs CO 3:52:47 2:20:57 6:13:44
185 30/111 Kevin Waters 43 Colo Springs CO 3:52:19 2:23:59 6:16:18
189 42/98 Howard Mayne 39 Colo Spgs CO 3:42:02 2:35:52 6:17:54
232 38/111 Michael F Everson 40 Colo Springs CO 3:59:13 2:35:58 6:35:11
256 46/111 Tom Bartnik 40 Colo Springs CO 3:56:37 2:46:46 6:43:23
306 32/82 John D ODonnell 52 Colo Spgs CO 4:43:11 2:17:23 7:00:34
310 46/91 Timothy M Edwards 47 Florissant CO 4:29:56 2:31:52 7:01:48
335 50/91 Kelly McKenna 47 Colo Springs CO 4:32:58 2:40:36 7:13:34
342 62/111 James Cannon 42 Colo Springs CO 4:37:41 2:38:11 7:15:52
350 66/98 John P Cassidy 39 Colo Springs CO 4:29:47 2:47:57 7:17:44
392 69/98 Michael J Hartley 35 Divide CO 4:43:32 2:51:05 7:34:37
436 71/86 Troy Seguin 30 Boulder CO 4:40:15 3:09:07 7:49:22
466 73/86 Ryan Loewer 31 Colo Springs CO 5:19:25 2:48:57 8:08:22
474 90/111 David Douglas 43 Colo Spgs CO 5:05:00 3:08:25 8:13:25
534 75/82 James Howald 50 Monument CO 5:30:05 3:22:42 8:52:47
555 78/82 Paul N Olson 54 Kingsford MI 5:42:14 3:25:17 9:07:31
POS POS/DIV NAME AGE CITY ST ASC DESC TOTAL
5 2/18 Beth Darnall 33 Catonsville MD 3:17:28 2:00:01 5:17:29
9 2/27 Karen M Brennan 37 Castle Rock CO 3:28:09 1:51:34 5:19:43
10 4/18 Jennifer L Leppert 30 Colo Springs CO 3:29:37 1:54:07 5:23:44
12 1/14 Heather K Stites 25 Colo Springs CO 3:30:59 2:01:39 5:32:38
14 5/43 Nancy R Hobbs 44 Colo Springs CO 3:36:07 1:59:59 5:36:06
23 1/22 Vicki Martin 50 Colo Springs CO 3:48:24 2:11:19 5:59:43
27 4/27 Diane L Repasky 39 Colo Spgs CO 3:58:09 2:05:10 6:03:19
120 14/29 Mary J Campbell 47 Colo Spgs CO 4:53:11 3:02:05 7:55:16
143 33/43 Susanna Kelland 43 Manitou Spring CO 4:43:44 3:49:06 8:32:50
LT100 (IC & IC/CRUD & CRUD)
POS BIB NAME CITY ST TIME CLASS PLACE
1 0001 Paul DeWitt Colorado Springs CO 017:16:19 CR!!! M3 1
13 0007 Rick Hessek Colorado Springs CO 022:34:02 M3 8
14 0649 Matt Carpenter Manitou Springs CO 022:43:38 M4 5
25 0013 Chris Clarke Colorado Springs CO 023:45:08 M4 11
28 0063 John Genet Colorado Springs CO 024:06:34 M4 13
31 0040 Neal Taylor Monument CO 024:24:18 M4 14
34 0029 Ted Bidwell Colorado Springs CO 024:31:05 M5 3
37 0166 Kim Kreb Manitou Springs CO 024:36:33 F3 4
54 0541 Gina Harcrow Woodland Park CO 026:08:13 F3 5
66 0408 Paul Smith Colorado Springs CO 027:13:49 M4 30
77 0314 Laura Mitchell Colorado Springs CO 028:02:46 F4 2
78 0313 Stephen Mitchell Colorado Springs CO 028:02:46 M4 36
84 0423 Keith Grimes Colorado Springs CO 028:07:10 M4 39
86 0609 Richard Muzzy Colorado Springs CO 028:08:09 M3 21
113 0639 Rockford Cogar Colorado Springs CO 028:51:19 M4 51
128 0621 Paul Sullivan Colorado Springs CO 029:02:40 M3 32
132 0552 Lonney Vogt Colorado Springs CO 029:09:37 M5 20
8/19/2004 Thur: 32 ICers made it for the run that as amazing as it sounds did not see any rain! A quick little time check to Ruxton (Ascent runners) or Hydro (Marathon runners) was all she wrote for the final club workout of the season.
8/15/2004 Sun: The final IC Sunday run of the season saw at least 38 runners on Pikes Peak. Most did a taper run down to the 2 mile sign and back up. Afterwards about 15 of us did trail work on our mile working our way from the 1 mile to the summit sign to where we left off last week! The trail looks awesome:-)
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