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First 50k Trail Race. I'm in LOVE!!!!! (Read 126 times)

FreeSoul87


Runs4Sanity

    You wouldn't be willing to go back and hike it and take more pictures would you Wink

    *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

    PRs

    5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

    10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

    15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

    13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

     

    outoftheblue


      Congrats on finishing your first ultra!!  It sounds like it will be the first of many for you.  What a stunningly beautiful but difficult course.   That elevation map -- yikes!   I'm  glad you had such a rewarding experience.  

      PRs:  5K (26:35); 10K (54:31); HM (2:00:05); FM (4:37:59)


      Has Broken Parts

        Just wow! That almost makes me want to try an ultra some day! That course was a real beast. Congrats on finishing and thanks for the RR and the pics!

         "Address the process rather than the outcome.
        Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp

        FSocks


        "Inspirational"

          I too ran this race and I can vouch for its difficulty.  Great job, Cheri, on the race.  We picked such a daunting course for our first ultras.  I think I remember seeing you on the course but I'm not sure.

           

          And for those clamoring for more photos. Link  Look towards the bottom of the link to get a better idea of what Ford Canyon is like (miles 24-28).

          "I highly recommend running if you want to do marathons!"  The SL

          So_Im_a_Runner


          Go figure

            Congratulations. I'm happy to see that you had such a good experience, even though the course was tough and you were by yourself a lot. One of the things I dislike about trails is that I'm prone to getting lost too. You handled that well though. The scenery was beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pics. That's nice that your dh got to hear how awesome you are. Great job!

            PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)


            YAYpril - B-Plus

              Wow! I chose a 15k as my first trail race and thought that was ambitious. 50k is badass! You did a great job. What beautiful pictures. Congrats. Smile

              Jerryb49


              60 Day DL

                omg Cherie, you are AMAZING !!!!!

                 

                First HM :     Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/2013 2:24 

                Last HM :     Michelob ULTRA Miami HM 2:31

                Next HM :     TBD

                GinnyinPA


                  Congratulations.  You did great, especially after getting sick.  The race sounds like a good challenge.  Where is it?  Superstitions or down near Aravaipa?


                  Miles to go

                    Wow, wow, wow!  That is some stunning scenery, but looks like such a challenge to run on!  Or scramble and slide over, as the case may be!  I'm so glad you had a good time.  That's a huge accomplishment.

                    PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02

                    Upcoming: HM 4/13


                    Just Keep "Tri" ing

                      SheCan!!! You are awesome! What a trail and what an adventure!

                       

                      Huge congrats to you. I can feel your excitement and happiness!!

                      8  Marathons   26 Half Marathons  9 Duathlons  6 Triathlons

                      Marathons in Canada/USA/Bermuda/Ireland  Next country - Austria Sept 2014

                      Marathon 4:10:48 Half Marathon 1:57:44 10K 55:44 8k 42:27 5k 25:27

                       


                      SheCan

                        MandyMadison--- Sounds like you ran an awesome first ultra!  So when is the next?  Smile

                        Unfortunately I have to drive quite a ways to get to races like this one, but i do have a couple of little mountain races up next month.

                         

                        freeSoul87-- You wouldn't be willing to go back and hike it and take more pictures would you Wink

                        LOL, if it were closer, I'd be out there in a heartbeat!  Fsocks posted a link with other pics of the race on it though along with a few I'd borrowed.

                         

                        Outof theblue, ImNotScott-- thank you for reading!

                         

                        Fsocks-- I too ran this race and I can vouch for its difficulty.  Great job, Cheri, on the race

                        So cool!  You must have passed me as I was heading into the Black Canyon turn- around.  Congratulations to you too on your first ultra also!

                         

                        GinnyInPA-- Where is it?  Superstitions or down near Aravaipa?

                        It was in the Aravaipa Mountains, at the White Tank Mountain Park.  I'd never been there before, and am so glad I finally got to see that area.

                         

                        So_Im_A_Runner, AprilRunner, JerryB49, Zelanie, Just B.S.--- thanks you all!  Ut oh though, I think it might go to my head.  Y'all are awesome.

                        Cherie

                                Don’t work harder than you can breathe,
                        and you’ll never get out of breath.-- Johnny Nuguyen

                        FreeSoul87


                        Runs4Sanity

                          Did I miss those pictures? Dang it, I love pics of trails and stuff... which is why I love lurking in the trail groups.

                          *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                          PRs

                          5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                          10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                          15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

                          13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

                           


                          SheCan

                            http://www.aravaiparunning.com/photos/Mesquite%20Canyon%20Course/MesquiteCourse130.jpg.php

                            Cherie

                                    Don’t work harder than you can breathe,
                            and you’ll never get out of breath.-- Johnny Nuguyen

                            LRB


                            Dreamer

                              Hell no!  >:-/

                              "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                              LRB


                              Dreamer

                                In other news, you rock! 

                                 

                                For where I am, I could not imagine running up that mountain, but you are obviously in another place. 

                                 

                                Love the pics too, congrats!

                                "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

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