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Desert Solstice 24 hour (Read 382 times)


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    Her husband says she's in the 24-hour race -- she has no plans to stop at 100. But maybe, if she could see that record coming, she might change her mind.


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      They haven't updated lately, but Pam would be tantalizingly close to breaking Ann Trason's record for 100 miles (14:29.44).  There are some amazing performances going on out there.

       

      Hmm -- 100 miles in 14:29:44 = 8:42 pace, 86.49 miles in 12:43:00 = 8:49 pace. That would put her about 12 minutes short. To make that up over 13 miles would mean picking up her pace by almost a minute / mile.


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        Results 9:57pm (13:57 elapsed time)

         

        Pos Name Miles
        1 Michael Arnstein 100.41 (12:57:45 100 mile)
        2 Jon Olsen 100.17 (12:29:37 100 mile)
        3 Jay Smithberger 100.17 (13:49:13 100 mile)
        4 Joe Fejes 94.95
        5 Pam Smith 93.70
        6 Nick Coury 93.21
        7 Connie Gardner 87.24

        8 Michael Henze 84.51
        9 Debra Horn 84.01
        10 Jennifer Aradi 81.52
        11 Hung K Ng 79.78
        12 Tatsunori Suzuki 78.54
        13 Charlotte Vasarhelyi 73.07
        14 Ian Sharman 70.34
        15 Nick Pedatella 67.85
        16 Philip McCarthy 58.41
        17 Carilyn Johnson 53.19
        18 Chris Peverada 51.20
        19 Dave Carver 50.70
        20 Dave James 23.86

         

        I asked Pam's husband if Pam knows she's close to Ann Trason's record pace -- "Yes, she knows."

         

        MTA -- but she is slowing down, if I have done my math correctly. 6.3 miles in 32 minutes is not going to happen.

         

         


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          Pam is through 100 in 15:01:40, second fastest American female to 100 on the track, behind Ann Trason.


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            Latest update as of 11:00pm (15 hours into the race):

            1 Joe Fejes 102.15
            2 Michael Arnstein 100.41 (12:57:45 100 mile, retired)
            3 Jay Smithberger 100.41 (13:49:13 100 mile, retired)
            4 Jon Olsen 100.17 (12:29:37 100 mile, retired)
            5 Pam Smith 99.92
            6 Nick Coury 98.67
            7 Connie Gardner 93.45
            8 Debra Horn 89.73

            9 Jennifer Aradi 86.74
            10 Hung K Ng 84.76
            11 Michael Henze 84.51
            12 Tatsunori Suzuki 83.76
            13 Charlotte Vasarhelyi 77.55
            14 Ian Sharman 70.34 (retired)
            15 Nick Pedatella 67.85 (retired)
            16 Philip McCarthy 58.41 (retired)
            17 Carilyn Johnson 53.19 (retired)
            18 Chris Peverada 51.20 (retired)
            19 Dave Carver 50.70 (retired)
            20 Dave James 23.86 (retired)

             

            DB seems to have stopped -- not marked as retired; presumably he's just taking a break. But it's been an hour.

             

             


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              DB has just dropped.


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                Pam has stopped... not sure of time / distance, but she says she didn't make it much past 100. 

                 

                My original goal for Desert Solstice was to break the 200k American record, but I stopped way short of the goal. About 30 miles in I decided I wanted a sub15 100 mile split on the way and the effort just wore me out. And I didn't make it, running 15:01. So in some ways, failure all around. But that time is the 4th fastest N. American women's 100 time ever, and second fastest 100 mile track time after only the legendary Ann Trason, so it is a failure that I am very proud of.


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                  WG is through 100 in 17:32.

                    WG is through 100 in 17:32.

                     

                    Go WG!


                    Uh oh... now what?

                      Two copies from the 'list:

                       

                      At 6:00 am, the six remaining runner are:

                      Joe Fejes - 143.66 miles
                      Nick Coury - 133.97 miles
                      Connie Gardner - 126.76 miles
                      Debra Horn - 122.78 miles
                      Jennifer Aradi - 118.56 miles
                      Charlotte Vasarhelyi - 105.14 miles

                      Entering the home stretch!

                      From earlier:
                      Joe Fejes sets the 200k American 45-49 age group record with a time of 18:40:52. He destroys the previous record of 20:29:04 by almost two hours!

                       

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                      Debra Horn sets the 200k American 50-54 age group record with a time of
                      22:19:03. She has crushed the existing record of 32:47:14! GO DEB!

                      Joe Fejes sets the 200k American 45-49 age group record with a time of
                      18:40:52. He destroys the previous record of 20:29:04 by almost two hours!

                      Debra Horn sets the 100 mile Women's 50-54 American age group record in
                      16:52:27!

                      Pam Smith becomes our first female competitor to hit 100 miles and becomes
                      the 2nd fastest American female 100 miler on the track, only trailing the
                      legendary Anne Trason!! She passed through at 15:01:40, which is also 4th
                      fastest American female 100 mile performance of all-time. She is continuing
                      on for the rest of the 24 hour race.  Amazing Run Pam!!

                      Mike Arnstein finishes 100 miles in a blazing 12:57:45!!  He'll take his
                      place in the top 10 Americans of all-time for 100 miles.

                      Jon Olsen finishes 100 miles in 12:29:37 to become the 2nd fastest ever
                      American at the distance on the track!!

                       

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                      I don't see a final post yet.

                       

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                        No, me either. But it looks like WG would likely be short of her PR. Not sure what her goal was.

                          Anybody know offhand what Ann Trason's 24 hr track record is? 

                           

                          Lots of great performances out there!

                           

                           



                          Pam Smith becomes our first female competitor to hit 100 miles and becomes
                          the 2nd fastest American female 100 miler on the track, only trailing the
                          legendary Anne Trason!! She passed through at 15:01:40, which is also 4th
                          fastest American female 100 mile performance of all-time.

                          2013 H1:  7 hours/week base.  Q3: Train for goal race.  Q4:  Goal Race.


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                            14:29:44. And the world record is only 4 minutes faster.

                              My friend, Joe Fejes, rocked it.  156.6 miles.  So proud of him right now!

                               

                              Fejes paced another friend of mine during the Pinhoti 100 last month, and I leapfrogged them for about 40 miles until they finally left me in the dust around Mile 80.  I told Fejes after the race that it was a gift to be able to spend some time with him out there during my first hundo.  He's a brilliantly strategic runner, but he's also a great friend to everyone around.


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                                WG says she ran 128+, fail... I am confused. MTA her goal was 131.