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« Reply #630 on: March 04, 2020, 12:45:27 am »

Here’s a short documentary about the Ouray 100, which I’ve run the past two years (and will likely three peat this year). It follows a runner for North Face Japan. There’s also another doc on the race on amazon prime, but I like this one a lot better.
The runner is undoubtedly talented, but the Japanese aesthetic certainly comes through, and makes the film more about man vs nature or man vs self. I thought it was pretty well done, and really captures the spirit of this race and the spirit of ultrarunning in general.

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« Reply #631 on: March 04, 2020, 08:11:32 am »
That was really great, thanks for sharing...
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« Reply #632 on: March 04, 2020, 09:36:25 am »
That was really great, thanks for sharing...

Agreed, we really enjoyed it

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« Reply #633 on: March 05, 2020, 11:59:48 pm »
I really enjoyed the depiction of the sense of community that develops around running.

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« Reply #635 on: April 15, 2020, 06:08:13 pm »
Pretty neat. It would be fun to try one of those races sometime. I’m essential, so had work that weekend and am also not trained enough at this point.
I was inspired by Rickey Gates to try my own every single street project, and am attempting to run every single street in the city I live in- Longmont, Colorado. One of my rules that he didn’t do in San Fran (for obvious reasons) is to start and end every run from my house on the south east side of town. We’re about 100000 residents and definitely smaller than SF, so logical that he’d start from different places.
I am considering maybe having a “base” somewhere on the west side of town to start/end from, as a lot of the time/distance I do in a day can be just getting out there, let alone then running all the neighborhood streets. And of course our city isn’t built on a grid, which makes it more difficult- I can’t just do the n/s streets one day, then the e/w the next.
Anyway, he is a link to my master map. I am tracking my runs with gps, but this looks cleaner and doesn’t have repeats and you can’t tell exactly where I live!
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1rChn6o1CQ2YlQzJuYgc6XMvvPrNuVLJK&ll=40.162424819063645%2C-105.07849105224244&z=12

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« Reply #636 on: May 18, 2020, 05:16:34 am »
Runners, up to anything fun lately? Virtual races? Fun running goals, prs on strava segments? Anything?
Got a pair of the Nike Wildhorse 6, which I feel pretty favorable about. Wouldn’t do 100 Miles in em, but maybe up to 100k.
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Also tracked down (hopefully) a pair of the Hoka Speedgoat EVO. Went like 5 pages deep on google to find a store in Alaska still has my size. Excited to try them out, I really liked the Mafate EVO 2 last year, but these are lighter and potentially more grippy. I tried v1 of the Speedgoat when v2 came out and did not like them- definitely too narrow and I got blisters. Everything I tried gave me blisters somewhere else. So hoping these are better. Apparently they changed the fit between then and now.
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« Reply #637 on: May 30, 2020, 04:52:35 am »
Completed my first 50K today in Forest Park.
It was a virtual 50K East vs. West Coast by destination Trail races.

Here’s a little synapses I wrote for Strava:


First 50K attempt. Prior to this my longest run was 21 miles.

We started up at the Zoo and headed north to get most of the climbing over with in the first few hours while the legs were still fresh.

The view from Pittock Mansion is amazing!

Felt good for the first 15 miles. Around 17-19 I could feel it in the knees and lower back.

For some reason our watches didn’t sync with the trail length data online so when we got to the stashed car we still had extra mileage to do. That was pretty demoralizing, so we turned around and did what we had to do to make 50K. The last 5 miles for me were brutal! Lots of walking and lots of fluid intake. I think I consumed 3.5L of water.

I’ve never felt as bad as I did today after the run and was totally looking forward to a coke and some gas station food but we realized we both left our cash in Tods Truck back at the zoo so we drove all the way back in a delirious nauseous stupor. When we got to the zoo I puked in the parking lot and took a breather in the grass for a bit before driving home.
Crossing the bridge back to the east side I started puking into a bucket I luckily had up front while driving.. I puked about 4-5 times and got a few honks so I took the omsi exit and pulled into the Hawthorne Asylum (food cart pod that I own and manage with my dad) to take a quick shower, grab a coke and some food. After 2 cokes and half a cauliflower wrap I felt good enough to drive home.

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Re: Runners
« Reply #638 on: May 30, 2020, 06:45:29 am »
Awesome @Brock, what an achievement. Enjoy the down time and reflect on your substantial accomplishment.

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« Reply #639 on: May 30, 2020, 08:04:33 am »
Really great pix of your epic run -- and big smiles at the mansion;)
Puking in a bucket on the way home means it was a good run !

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« Reply #640 on: May 30, 2020, 01:47:08 pm »
Well done @Brock ! Will there be more, or longer distances in your future?

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« Reply #641 on: May 30, 2020, 03:09:57 pm »
Thanks guys! It was a lot of fun.
I’m definitely going to keep running long distance, I have a plan to circumnavigate Mt. Hood in August. It will be 42 miles with 10,000’ of gain


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« Reply #642 on: May 30, 2020, 03:16:24 pm »
Turn 45 today. Started off with 13.1.
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« Reply #643 on: May 31, 2020, 12:18:18 am »
@Brock that sounds awesome! Trying to figure out something similar myself for this summer, since it seems all the races I’m interested in have been cancelled or are likely to be.
@Bfd70 Happy birthday! A good way to start the day and your 45th year.