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2009 Incline Club V13 TH #14 LR #32 — Bacon, SRTR and BTMR

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Incline Club V13 TH #14 LR #32 — Bacon, SRTR and BTMR

Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 8:45 PM
Subject: Incline Club News V13 TH #14 LR #32 — Bacon, SRTR and BTMR

Good Evening Incline Club!

Race season is in full swing. This weekend we have the Summer Roundup Trail Run (SRTR) quickly followed by the Barr Trail Mountain Race (BTMR) next weekend. Then we have only a very short month to recover before the Pikes Peak Ascent, Marathon and/or the Leadville 100. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year :-)

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NEXT RUN: Tempo (Thursday), SRTR (Sunday)
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Thursday, July 2, 5:45pm — Hydro Street+
Warm up from Memorial Park in time to get to Hydro Street. Do a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. Run easy back down the Barr Trail do _7_ Ruxton Ave hill repeats.

Sunday, July 5, 7:30AM — Memorial Park
If NOT racing/working the Summer Roundup 12K
1) From the bottom to the top via the Barr Trail
2) Run up and take COG Train to Mt View then run to the top
3) Like 2 but also add in Elk Park Trail for the deluxe tour!

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This Weeks Quote:
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Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
--Bruce Barton

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BTMR Volunteers Needed
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Yvonne Carpenter writes:
Hello ICrs!!!
The 2009 BTMR is just around the corner and we could use your help as a volunteer if you are not racing. The tasks are simple and fun. You will need to be available from ~ 6am until the race finishes on July 12(Sunday). You could be done earlier depending on the task, but it might just be fun to hang out and watch the your fellow ICers race! Please drop me an email directly (e-mail removed to prevent spam) if you available and interested.

Thanks!
Yvonne Carpenter
BTMR Committee

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Bacon!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIUArTDQUrU

Just watch. You can ask questions later.

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Summer Roundup Trail Run 12k
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Just as a reminder, the Summer Roundup Trail Run is this weekend. The field is limited to the first 750 folks who register. Given how the event has grown over the past few years, do not assume that there will be spots available on race day!

Also parking inside of Bear Creek park can be a bear, so please carpool if possible.

http://www.summerroundup.com for more details

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Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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This year, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb is on July 19th. From now until race day, the Pikes Peak Highway will be intermittently closed (usually in the morning until 9am or so) for race practice. On race day, the highway will be closed until the race is over, which is often after 6pm.

Don't make the mistake of thinking that you can jog to the top and catch a ride down off of the summit on the 19th. A few IC’ers discovered this the hard way last year and ended up doing the marathon when they thought they were going to just do the ascent.

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Weekend Weather Report:
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Thursday: Mid 70’s, 35% chance of thunderstorms (typical summer afternoon)

Sunday’s SRTR: 60 Deg for the start of the SRTR, getting up to about 70 by the finish. 54% sky cover and low winds.

Remember that this is a weather forecast made 4 days before the race, so don't blame me if we get perfect weather ;-)

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Race Reports:
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This week, Stephanie goes back to Woodstock (Vermont, not New York :-), Gary Hellenga goes north, Matt Hopper gives us 3 reports from around the area, Rita Cardin shows that she can be a slacker too and Eddie Baxter takes the high road.

Covered Bridges 1/2 Marathon — Woodstock, VT — 6/6/09
Wulfman CDT 14K — Homestake Pass, Montana — 06/20/2009
Garden of the Gods 10 Mile — Garden of the Gods — 06/14/2009
Sailin’ Shoes 10k — Colorado Springs — 06/20/2009
(2) Slacker Half Marathon — Georgetown, CO — 06/27/2009
Mt. Evans Ascent — Idaho Springs Co. — 06/20/09

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Covered Bridges 1/2 Marathon — Woodstock, VT — 6/6/09

Stephanie Wiecks reports:
Distance: 13.2 miles
Goal: 1:40
Results: 1:45

General Summary:
This race had a start time of 10:15am so the temperature continued to climb as we ran. Wish it had started earlier. My daughter and I ran...she placed 4th and I won my age division.

Things Done Right:
kept a steady pace and remained comfortable

Things Done Wrong:
possibly could have pushed a bit harder

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Wulfman CDT 14K — Homestake Pass, Montana — 06/20/2009

Gary Hellenga reports:
Distance: 14K
Goal: Something close to predicted 1:20 time
Results: 1:20:16
Website: http://www.buttespissandmoanrunners.com/Butte%20Races/CDT-14K/cdt_14k.htm

General Summary:
Trail race on Continental Divide Trail (CDT in the name), between Pipestone Pass and Homestake Pass, near Butte, MT. Race direction alternates by year — this year it was South-to-North. Course is mostly rolling — rarely flat, but climbs and descents are not very steep, and overall gain/loss is pretty mild.

Race day was cool (upper 40’s) and light to steady rain. Runners hung out on the bus pretty much until the last minute before heading to the start line (about 3/4 mile from bus drop-off point). Conditions were good on trail, with only a few spots where mud caused footing issues.

Things Done Right:
Ran easily, ran within current state of conditioning. Dressed right for weather — avoided temptation to wear my old PPRR Tyvek jacket over my shirt to keep rain off. Brought lots of warm, dry clothes to put on after the race.

Things Done Wrong:
Not much, aside from lack of training, but that’s not something that can be addressed on race day, is it?

Any Other Stuff:
Good post-race party/cookout at Homestake Lodge (new XC ski area about 3 miles east of the Pass). But quite chilly; felt sorry for those who had nothing but shorts to wear! At least they had a big party tent to stay dry under (it rained all day). Just missed Closest Time Prediction (someone was 3 seconds closer).

Passed someone on the trail with a PPRR Tyvek jacket on — told them, “Hey, I’ve got one of those!” (it was tied around my waist — would have been too muggy to actually put it on).

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Garden of the Gods 10 Mile — Garden of the Gods — 06/14/2009

Matt Hopper reports:
Distance: 10 Miles
Goal: Improve on last year, try for sub 1:30
Results: Took off almost 4.5 minutes from last year, with a 1:33:52

General Summary:
Good race. Great people. Very good organization. I keep improving every year, so I guess I’m training right and enjoying the race.

Things Done Right:
Had a good night's sleep and fueled properly.

Things Done Wrong:
Started to wear out at about mile 8, and I know if I had some longer training runs under my belt, that probably would not have happened.

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Sailin’ Shoes 10k — Colorado Springs — 06/20/2009

Matt Hopper reports:
Distance: 10 k
Goal: Improve on last year's time.
Results: Took 1:20 off of last year's time, with a 52:20

General Summary:
Always a fun race, especially the free beer after the race. Had a blast!

Things Done Right:
Nice steady pace, didn’t go out to fast.

Things Done Wrong:
Can’t think of anything.

Any Other Stuff:
A fun race, and weather was better than what those who ran Mt. Evans encountered.

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Slacker Half Marathon — Georgetown, CO — 06/27/2009

Matt Hopper reports:
Distance: 13.1 Miles
Goal: Have fun. This is my first Half Marathon, other than the Ascent
Results: 1:45:05
Website: http://SlackerHalfMarathon.com

General Summary:
You meet at Georgetown Lake, get bussed to Loveland Ski Area, start there, and run back to Georgetown. Fun race!! First 5 miles are almost all downhill, on somewhat rocky trails. After that, you transition to roads. Some uphill running, but nothing to severe. The overall profile is a good descent into Georgetown.

Things Done Right:
Got there right on time. I think they had more people show-up than they expected, as they were running out of things, and the race started a little late, as they got all the runners upto Loveland.

Things Done Wrong:
Didn’t research the race enough. Thought it was all downhill, so I went out a little to fast. Suffered on the uphill which started a little after mile 5. Was able to recover, and finished good. Also thought the trail was on more trails and less pavement. Chose wrong shoes, and have several good blisters to show for it.

Any Other Stuff:
Absolutely fun race. Will do it again next year.

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Slacker Half-Marathon — Georgetown, Colorado — 06/27/2009

Rita J. Cardin reports:
Distance: 13.1 miles
Goal: To better my previous time of 2:18
Results: Had a 2:16!
Website: http://Slackerhalfmarathon.com

General Summary:
Weather: Beautiful day for a race. Chilly at the start but okay with just shorts/short sleeved top. Mostly sunny with a few clouds and a slight breeze.

Course: Down hill half marathon, beginning at 10,630 ft and ending at 8,400 ft. First 5 miles on a dirt road, next 4.4 miles on a paved road and the rest on a paved bike trail...finishes up in downtown Georgetown complete with otter pops at the finish!

Things Done Right:
Good sleep a couple of nights before, had just the right amount of fuel with me, had the right kind of gear.

Things Done Wrong:
Didn’t stretch enough before the start and ended up feeling like I was wearing lead shoes.

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Mt. Evans Ascent — Idaho Springs Co. — 06/20/09

Eddie Baxter reports:
Distance: 14.5 miles
Goal: 2:10
Results: 2:14:33

General Summary:
Mostly uphill, paved road. Nice weather first half, cold windy last half.

Things Done Right:
Tried to maintain even effort throughout.

Things Done Wrong:
Need to force myself to drink more water or whatever.

Any Other Stuff:
Nice high altitude run.

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IC BIRTHDAYS: 7/1/2009 — 7/7/2009
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Bonnie Morgan:
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Carrie Haag:
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Cindy Thompson:
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Dan Smoker:
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Elizabeth Wilson:
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Hope Cassel:
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Joe McDaniel:
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John Zuniga:
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June Grant:
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Kelly Jackson:
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Kevin Carnahan:
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Kim Kitchen:
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Lynne Fonda:
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Renee Abeyta:
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Richard Curtis:
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Sandra Perkins:
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Scott Struessel:
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Susan Broz:
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Susan Thornton:
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NEW IC MEMBERS: 6/24/2009 — 6/30/2009
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Chris Knapp:
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Diana Fields:
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Eric Hallam:
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Rich Jones:
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Thomas Moore:
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UPDATED ABOUT ME PAGES: 6/24/2009 — 6/30/2009
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Kevin Young:
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Stephanie Wiecks:
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