Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Superior Sawtooth 100-Mile

It's hard to know where to start with this race report and experience - I guess I should start with the beginning.  Kadra and I flew out to Duluth, MN last Tuesday and were greeted by driving rain and enough cold air that all the clothing I had packed couldn't remove the chill.  I'm ready for fall, but it coming that abruptly was quite a shock to both of us.

Our friend Corey LeBrasseur picked us up at the airport and took us to Cloquet where he and his wife Chrissy live.  They split time between their house in town and Corey's grandmother's farm on the outskirts of town.  We were lucky enough to stay out at the farm and hang out for a few days before the race.  We had a great time learning how to sauna, enjoying the outhouse, and made a trip to downtown Duluth (very cool town).

RT Weekly Recap X 2

This Week (Above)

Last Week HERE

Monday, September 13, 2010

Quick Beta

Finished Superior Sawtooth in 23:48, 2nd place.  Absolutely amazing race, but had some horrendous conditions with cold rain all night.  Most likely the toughest 100 that I've done with everything considered.  Brian Peterson won in 22:39 in his first 100. . . he definitely rocked it and I was never really in contention for the lead although I ran very solid and steady.  More to come, but HERE is some coverage in the meantime.

Monday, September 6, 2010

From the archives. . .

I just stumbled upon this again this morning.  If you're a beginner trail runner, you should commit the advice from these two doctors to memory.  My favorite moment is at 5:46.  Study up.

Superior Sawtooth 100 Mile

I am very excited to make the trip to MN tomorrow to run the Superior Sawtooth 100 on Friday.  This nearly 100% single-track course follows the Superior Hiking Trail and what looks like some amazing terrain and scenery along Lake Superior.  I think this course is going to be right up my alley - 20,000 ft. of gain and loss on technical trails. . . it doesn't get much better!  Expect a full report of the suffering and maybe some pics of the carnage next week.  I'm off to do battle with the SHT!