You wouldn't be willing to go back and hike it and take more pictures would you
*Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*
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!!!
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.
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
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
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.
omg Cherie, you are AMAZING !!!!!
First HM: Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/2013 2:24
Second HM: North Shore HM, Highland Park, IL 6/2013 2:20
Third HM: Hard Rock HM, Nashville, TN 11/2013 2:20
Fourth HM Michelob ULTRA Miami HM 2:31
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: 10 mi. 3/15, 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 Marathons in Canada/USA/Bermuda/Ireland
Next marathons: May 11 Fredericton Marathon, September 14 - Austria
July 5 - Half Iron Triathlon
PR's 5k - 25:27 (09/2013) 10k - 55:44 (07/2013) Half - 1:57:44 (10/2012) Full - 4:10:48 (05/2013)
MandyMadison--- Sounds like you ran an awesome first ultra! So when is the next?
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
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.
Don’t work harder than you can breathe,and you’ll never get out of breath.-- Johnny Nuguyen
Did I miss those pictures? Dang it, I love pics of trails and stuff... which is why I love lurking in the trail groups.
Hell no! >:-/
"When the gun goes off, everything changes... the world changes... and nothing else really matters!"
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!
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