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2009 Incline Club V13 TH #11 LR #29 — GOG 10M, Volunteers Always Needed

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Incline Club V13 TH #11 LR #29 — GOG 10M, Volunteers Always Needed

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 8:48 PM
Subject: Incline Club V13 TH #11 LR #29 — GoG10M, _Saturday’s_ Run, Mt. View

Good Evening Incline Club!

The first race of the TCR series is upon us! For those entered in the Garden 10m race (and for the procrastinators, race day registration is an option), enjoy a nice easy week so you can run super fast on Sunday. For those who are not running in Sunday’s race but want to get in a long run, the Club run will be moved to Saturday at 8am. This way folks can get their long run in and then volunteer for the race.

If you are a volunteer or run in the GoG race, please drop us a quick note at (e-mail removed to prevent SPAM) or submit a race report so you can get your Sunday *. For the TCR series and BTMR, race reports are not required but it's always fun to read them.

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NEXT RUN: Interval (Thursday), UPT/LRR/Barr (_Saturday_) or GoG10M (Sunday)
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Thursday, June 11, 5:45pm — Hydro Street
Warm up from Memorial Park in time to get to Hydro Street. Do 30 minutes of 1 min hard, 1 min easy up the Barr Trail. Easy back down the Barr Trail. Do 6 Ruxton Ave hill repeats.

Saturday, June 13, 8:00AM — Memorial Park
UPT/LRR/Barr Trail to Mountain View then Barr Camp then Mountain View again. Return via Barr Trail.

Sunday, June 14, 7:00AM — Memorial Park
Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run: Run it or volunteer it.

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THIS WEEK’S QUOTE:
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Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
--Arthur Schopenhauer

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Where is Mountain View?
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A few folks have already asked: Where/What is Mountain View?

It is a spot along the Cog railroad at approximately 10,000ft. The trail to reach it branches off from Barr trail in two spots. The easiest to find is directly across from the 1/2 mile to go sign. Look to your left (south) on the way up and it should be right there. The other is at the end of the first straightaway as you are going down after hitting Barr Camp before you hit the rocky section. The main trail turns left and the Mount view trail goes right. These two sections merge after a short bit and take you out to Mt. View. (Warning, this is all from memory a year ago. If you get easily lost, follow somebody who has a good sense of direction :-)

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Weekend Weather Report:
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Thursday: Low 60’s under 70% sky cover with 30% chance of rain till 8pm

Saturday: Low 50’s to start and increasing to 70 by the end. 10% chance of rain till noon when it jumps up to 30%

Sunday: Low 50’s to start the race at 7am, getting up to the upper 50’s by the end. 10% chance of rain and 60% sky cover. Should be perfect for running fast.

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Race Reports:
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This week, Dan travels to GA for a 50k, Jennifer Stock and Steve Bremner do the turkey trot, and Steve tops it off with another marathon the next day.

Sweet Water 50k Trail Race — Atlanta, GA — 05/30/09
Turkey Trot Trail Marathon — Pagosa Springs — 06/06/2009
Turkey Track Trail Half Marathon — Pagosa Springs, CO — 06/06/2009
Steamboat Marathon — Steamboat Springs — 06/07/2009

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Sweet Water 50k Trail Race — Atlanta, GA — 05/30/09

Dan Burstein reports:
Distance: 50K
Goal: Finish without feeling like death warmed over
Results: 7:35.. Felt Good
Website: http://www.sweeth20races.com/

General Summary:
A great morning to run in the woods and hills of this wonderful park right outside Atlanta. While we don’t have the altitude and mountainous Colorado grandeur we do have heat and humidity and a great community of Ultra runners. One such ultra fiend even ran 28 miles to get to the start of the race then ran the darn thing!! Way to go Tony!

Things Done Right:
Went slow and steady throughout the race..repeating my mantra.. don’t want to feel like crap... Had fun meeting and talking with fellow runners.. Did not drown on rope assisted river crossing.. Did not have my soul crushed during second loop over the “apocalyptic” climbs of the power lines. Drank about 3 liters of Heed and Mountain Dew!

Things Done Wrong:
Should have eaten more early on in race.
Wish legs were a bit fresher after China Great Wall Marathon 2 weeks prior. Should have been born with better mitochondria

Any Other Stuff:
Course is hard but very fun. Aid stations were fully loaded and volunteers were enthusiastic.

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Turkey Trot Trail Marathon — Pagosa Springs — 06/07/2009

Steve Bremner reports:
Distance: 26.2 miles
Goal: Win
Results: Win, 3:50
Website: http://www.joingecko.org/folders.asp?uid=13

General Summary:
The second of four back-to-back marathon weekends on my quest to run all 18 Colorado marathons in 2009 began Saturday in Pagosa Springs. The race is all dirt with about 75% single track and 25% graded road, with no significant altitude gain but it is technical in spots. I fell twice. At about 11 miles, when we broke with the half marathoners is when I first realized I was leading the marathon. I could see Harsha Nagaraj about 150 yards back and another runner about 150 yards behind Harsha. I used the next three miles to open a gap and never saw anyone behind for the rest of the race.

Things Done Right:
Hardly ran at all in the three weeks in between back-to-back marathon weekends.

Things Done Wrong:
Fell twice. Ouch!

Any Other Stuff:
First time run for this trail marathon. I would highly recommend it. The course was well marked for the most part. I never got off course, but Harsha did once.

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Turkey Track Trail Half Marathon — Pagosa Springs, CO — 06/06/2009

Jennifer Stock reports:
Distance: half marathon
Goal: top third of women
Results: 8th out of 21; time of 2:15.11
Website: http://www.joingecko.org

General Summary:
There are two races, a marathon and a half marathon. The courses run together for roughly the first 6 miles, then the full turns off and rejoins the half course a few more times. The last couple of miles are the same course.

It’s not too hilly, although the trail is very rocky for much of the race. The course runs through a forest which contains several meadows filled with wildflowers.

Things Done Right:
When I passed the “mile to go” marker, the boyfriend of another competitor was on the side of the trail waiting to see her. I was surprised to see him bike past me on his mountain bike much sooner than I expected and thought “ack! she’s right behind me--pick it up, this is a race after all!” I did pick it up that last mile and no one got past me. I held off the girlfriend as well as another woman.
Other than the exciting finish, I tried to control my pace early on, and not go out too fast.

Things Done Wrong:
I had no idea how much the rocky trail would beat up my legs. While I tried to not run too fast at the start, my legs are not used to race pace and they felt pretty tired half way through the race. The energy drink provided at the last two aid stations did help. I need to work in more miles at a faster pace in during the week.

Any Other Stuff:
Fantastic awards ceremony/post race party at a local brewpub a few hours after the race ended. Finisher awards and age group awards were made by local school kids and were cute. I won my age group, which only goes to show what a small race this was.

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Steamboat Marathon — Steamboat Springs — 06/07/2009

Steve Bremner reports:
Distance: 26.2 miles
Goal: Finish
Results: 3:26
Website: http://steamboatmarathon.com

General Summary:
Following Saturday’s trail marathon in Pagosa Springs, ran second marathon in two days at Steamboat Springs in 3 hours 26 min (7:52/mil pace). Legs felt sore but they would move. I ran the first mile in an easy 8:45 then settled in to a comfortable pace. The legs actually felt better the farther into the race I got and I just kept accelerating. “That which does not kill you will make you stronger.”

Things Done Right:
Eased into it.

Things Done Wrong:
Nothing. Perfect race.

Any Other Stuff:
The course is rolling. Don’t be deceived by the net elevation loss.

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IC BIRTHDAYS: 6/10/2009 — 6/16/2009
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NEW IC MEMBERS: 6/3/2009 — 6/9/2009
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UPDATED ABOUT ME PAGES: 6/3/2009 — 6/9/2009
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