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WESTERN STATES (Read 100 times)

jjameson


    Getting ready for one of the big ones!  (Not running but living vicariously)

     

    Time off work.......CHECK

    A few cold beers ready ......CHECK

    Fast Wi-Fi access .........CHECK

    Websites for WS aid stations/irunfar and blogs entered in computer ..............CHECK

     

    BRING ON THE RACE!!

     

     

    jjameson


      Love to see these two

       

      Rob Krar -- newby but with great talent.  Fun to see a "new" guy mix it with the vets!

      Cassie Scallon --  met her once, talented obviously.  Native wisconsinite.

       

       


      I'm back!

        I'm pacing (Terry Sentinella). It's looking to be a hot one this year. 107 in Squaw Valley in Saturday, 102 in Auburn on Sunday. I hate to think what it will be like in the canyons.

         

        Last year (which I ran) a lot of people dropped early from hypothermia.

         

        I'm really looking forward to all the pre-race talks, and just being around all the ultrarunning superstars. Also running the Montrail 6K Uphill Challenge, up the beginning of the course, on Friday. Though even that will be damn hot!

         

        In addition to the big names, keep an eye on Traci Falbo, running her first. She ran 142 miles at the 24-hour world championships last month, helping the US team to a gold medal. And she's still pretty new to this distance.

          Good luck and have fun in the heat.

          "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog
          DoppleBock


            I know she is nursing a hammy, but I will be cheering Cassie Scallon ~ WI native

             

            I will also cheer WI native Tim Olson ~ Although he is not a long shot like Cassie

            http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

            2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

             


            I'm back!

              Others I will cheer (Oregonians, all past top 10):

               

              Meghan Arbogast

              Amy Sproston

              Pam Smith

              Joe Uhan


              Trail Monster

                I saw Traci and Mike win at Umstead last year. Both are absolute beasts and willing to take a lot more pain than anyone else I've ever seen.

                2013 races:

                3/17 Shamrock Marathon

                4/20 North Coast 24 Hour

                7/27 Burning RIver 100M

                8/24 Baker 50M

                10/5 Oil Creek (distance to be determined)

                 

                My Blog

                 

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                Imminent Catastrophe

                  Love to see these two

                   

                  Rob Krar -- newby but with great talent.  Fun to see a "new" guy mix it with the vets!

                  Cassie Scallon --  met her once, talented obviously.  Native wisconsinite.

                   

                  Cute too.

                  "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                   "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                  "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                   

                  √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                  Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                  Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


                  I'm back!

                    Best ultrarunner panel evar.

                     

                     

                    Ann Trason, Ellie Greenwood, Tim Twietmeyer, Gordy Ainsleigh


                    I'm back!

                      And, gratuitous pose with Ellie, at the top of Emigrant Pass.

                       

                      jjameson


                        Keep the pictures coming!

                        And upgraded weather report!

                         

                         


                        I'm back!

                          Weather report is "hot".


                          I'm back!

                            At the pre-race briefing. Predicted temps at various points, throughout the day:

                             

                            Devil's Thumb: 94

                            Michigan Bluff: 95

                            Green Gate: 102

                            Finish: (11am Sun): 96

                             

                            5-10 degrees warmer in the canyons.


                            I'm back!

                              Next Western States update: I am in for 2014!!!

                               

                              I bought 10 raffle tickets, and got lucky.


                              Trail Monster

                                Next Western States update: I am in for 2014!!!

                                 

                                I bought 10 raffle tickets, and got lucky.

                                 

                                Too cool! Congrats!

                                 

                                My friend Patrick is running this year. If you see a crazy couple carrying a frog stuffed animal around with them that would be Patrick and his girl Allison! Tell them to kick some ass!

                                2013 races:

                                3/17 Shamrock Marathon

                                4/20 North Coast 24 Hour

                                7/27 Burning RIver 100M

                                8/24 Baker 50M

                                10/5 Oil Creek (distance to be determined)

                                 

                                My Blog

                                 

                                Brands I Heart:

                                FitFluential

                                INKnBURN

                                Altra Zero Drop

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