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2009 Incline Club V13 LR #7

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Incline Club V13 LR #7

Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 10:08 PM
Subject: Incline Club News V13 LR #7

Good Evening Incline Club!

Lots of stuff to cover in this edition, so read below for info on this week’s feedbag (take two), the cave of the winds liability waver, changes to the pikes peak highway toll fees and a few race reports to prove that some of us actually run races during the winter

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NEXT RUN: Waldo/LRR double!
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Sunday, Jan 11, 8:00AM — Memorial Park
Waldo/LRR double! Run the UPT and then head over and do Waldo Canyon — clockwise. Next, head up LRR and return via the Barr Trail. 3-4 hours, if it would be longer just do Waldo or LRR.

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THIS WEEK’S QUOTE:
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There Is No Gene For The Human Spirit.
-- Tagline for Gattaca

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Feed Bag:
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Due to last week’s rather poor weather, the fact that this week’s weather is looking (for now) much better and because Matt wants something to look forward to after the double, we are going to hold a feed bag this weekend. If your first name starts with the letter K through Z, please bring enough food and drink for you and 3 other people. We will once again stick the food in the back of a car and have at it after the run. As a reminder by food, I mean if you like a banana and a Gatorade after your run then bring 4 bananas and 4 Gatorades etc. Anything goes!

We are still accepting feedback on the timing and frequency of the feedbag. Email your thoughts to (e-mail removed to prevent spam)

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Cave of the Winds Liability Waver:
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Please fill out both sides of the Cave of the Winds liability waiver at http://www.inclineclub.com/caveofthewinds.pdf
and bring it to the run and they will be delivered to the COW to save everyone the trip.

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Pikes Peak Highway Fee Changes:
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Starting Jan 1st, the unlimited passes for individuals and families have been discontinued. In there place is a five carload pass for $100 and a “14er” pass that is good for 14 individual trips up the road, also for $100. Note that the carload pass is no longer limited to a single family but can be used to drive a carload of IC’ers to the top for a fixed $20 per trip. Details can be found in the Gazette article located at http://www.gazette.com/articles/passes_45529___article.html/highway_buy.html.

The $10 Cog trip to Mt View is still available for those who want to start their run at Barr Camp and hit the top hard.

As the snow melts off the summit we will announce changes to the standard meeting place and carpooling options for those looking for ways to maximize their training while minimizing their cost.

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Weather Report:
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The National Weather Service is calling for mid to upper 20’s at the start with temps quickly climbing to close to the upper 40’s by noon. Winds will be in the 10mph range but it should be mostly sunny with 30% sky cover.

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Suggested Course Overview:
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This week’s suggested run is the double!

Take Waldo and on your way back, turn up Longs Ranch Road rather than return along Ute Pass Trail.

WARNING: If it will take you more than 4 hours or so to finish, do not attempt the full route. Shorten it to just Waldo, just Longs Ranch Road or some other variant. It is often better to go shorter and harder rather than slower and longer. If you find yourself walking the entire route, try doing a shorter course and run short sections of it, say 1 to 2 minutes at a time along the level or downhill parts. Each week make the sections slightly longer till you find yourself running more than you are walking. (Just don't try to run the super steep parts, that first hill on Ute Pass Trail is made for walking :-)

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Race Reports:
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El Paso County Rescue Run 10K — Palmer Park Colorado Springs — 1/1/09
Running With An Angel 50 Miler — Henderson, NV — 01/03/09
Turquoise Lake snowshoe run — Leadville, CO — 01/03/2009 (2x)

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El Paso County Rescue Run 10K — Palmer Park Colorado Springs — 1/1/09

Stephanie Wiecks reports:
Distance: 10K
Goal: to beat 2007 time 53:21
Results: 52:54

General Summary:
This is a great motivation to begin the New Year with a beneficial activity. We saw a few friends and had a great work-out on a beautiful, warm New Year’s Day.

Things Done Right:
We arrived on time and didn’t decide to “sleep in”

Things Done Wrong:
Not enough hill training and I dressed too warmly.

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Running With An Angel 50 Miler — Henderson, NV — 01/03/09

Anita Bower reports:
Distance: 50 miles
Goal: faster than last year
Results: 7:48:13 1st place woman, 7th overall
Website: http://www.calicoracing.com

General Summary:
This would be my second year running this very hilly out and back desert race. I went in relaxed, slightly overfed from the holidays, with no solid expectations, other than to burn off some holiday cheer. but as it turned out, things went very well and I was able to win the women’s race, take 7th overall, and set a PR.

Things Done Right:
Rested the night before. Actually was able to sleep, although 6am seemed awfully early. No stupid carbo loading. Ate a light early dinner, watched “Wife-Swap” on TV, just to show my husband that there are worse women he could be married to, and only ran 40 miles total for the week of the race. Took in lots of caffeine during the race to keep my energy levels up, and ran the first half 7 minutes slower than last year. I also had a great crew, and two very tough women I beat in the last 12 miles. One was beautiful, blond, and younger than me, so I HAD to clobber her, and then it came down to duking it out with a 50 year old woman the last half mile. I hate coming in second place, more than third, or even last, but really hate it when it is only by a few minutes, or seconds,(all the “what ifs” get to me) Had I not had a crew, or bothered to use the bushes that last mile,( a bathroom story that will never be posted on my IC bio) she would have had me. One very tough classy lady for sure. We bo th thanked each other at the finish for pushing each other so hard.

Things Done Wrong:
Wasted energy fighting myself. I wasn’t in the mood to compete, found myself 7 minutes slower than last year at the turnaround, and in fourth for 35 miles. I could tell my husband wasn’t too thrilled about it either, although he did seem to enjoy some of the views along the course, (see “things done right”) a bit much.

Any Other Stuff:
Saw another ICer there, in the trade mark shirt! Very hilly out and back course. Well organized, but windy. see my blog for more details and photos.

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Katie Throndsen — leadville — 01/3/09

Katie reports:
Distance: 20 miles
Goal: finish 10miles
Results: finished 15 miles

General Summary:
It was a 20 mile snowshoe race in Leadville. Start was cold and snowy. the lake was even colder and very windy. The rest of the race was filled with beautiful views and challenging hills:)

Things Done Right:
I brought enough water and wore/brought enough layers.

Things Done Wrong:
the duct tape on my shoes didn’t keep the water out once I sunk 6” in slush on the lake. Not trying out my snowshoes before the race.

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Turquoise Lake snowshoe run — Leadville, CO — 01/03/2009

Jon Teisher reports:
Distance: 20 miles
Goal: finish
Results: finished

General Summary:
20 mile snowshoe race going around Turquoise Lake in Leadville, CO. Supposedly this is one of the more difficult snowshoe races in the country.

Things Done Right:
Finished.

Things Done Wrong:
Never wore snowshoes in my life before race morning.

Any Other Stuff:
Good five plus hour effort at altitude. Doing some snowshoeing before the race probably would have helped a lot.

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IC BIRTHDAYS: 1/7/2009 — 1/13/2009
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Amanda Ewing:
http://www.inclineclub.com/show.asp?name=Amanda%20Ewing

Beth Rice:
http://www.inclineclub.com/show.asp?name=Beth%20Rice

Gary Smedley:
http://www.inclineclub.com/show.asp?name=Gary%20Smedley

Jim Freim:
http://www.inclineclub.com/show.asp?name=Jim%20Freim

Keith Thompson:
http://www.inclineclub.com/show.asp?name=Keith%20Thompson

Kevin McCalmon:
http://www.inclineclub.com/show.asp?name=Kevin%20McCalmon

Melissa Eichers:
http://www.inclineclub.com/show.asp?name=Melissa%20Eichers

Michael Capela:
http://www.inclineclub.com/show.asp?name=Michael%20Capela

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NEW IC MEMBERS: 12/31/2008 — 1/6/2009
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Bruce Rittiman:
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Marny Scalard:
http://www.inclineclub.com/show.asp?name=Marny%20Scalard

Sarah Spindler:
http://www.inclineclub.com/show.asp?name=Sarah%20Spindler

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UPDATED ABOUT ME PAGES: 12/31/2008 — 1/6/2009
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Andy Wooten:
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Jeff Myers:
http://www.inclineclub.com/show.asp?name=Jeff%20Myers

Melissa Eichers:
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Scott Perry:
http://www.inclineclub.com/show.asp?name=Scott%20Perry

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