I waited until Cody posted on his blog and then copied and pasted his post. I did tweak it a little though.
Today I was graced with the presence of Mr.
Joe Furse and Mr. Cody Draper. Yep, I felt honored. It was nice to be able to enjoy
the sweet trails around Logan with some fellow running nerds.
My personal goals were to enjoy the run and see some wildlife. On the drive up we saw a cow moose on the side of the road and then when I was leading the parade, two cow elk ran across the trail. Mission accomplished!
Today's mission was to run a large section the Bear100 course (why
not?). We had to do a bit of a shuttle to get the cars all set up, but
we still hit the trails just after 6. We ran from Temple Fork (mile
45.1) to Logan River Aid (mile 69.5) then continued on down the Franklin
basin road (2 more miles or so) to the car.
(This paragraph is from Cody but I still think it is pretty funny). Before we ran
today, I looked up Jon's 2010 race splits so that I could have a "ghost
runner" so I could get an idea of how fast one must run to break 21
hours on this brutal course. (* Disclaimer) To be fair, we sort of
skipped the first 45 miles and 12K feet of climbing he did before he got
to Temple Fork. Plus we called it a day at mile 70 when he got to keep
going. So, even though we destroyed the splits of his ghost runner, he
shouldn't feel too bad.
So, the splits I got were these:
Temple to Tony Grove - Jon - 1:45 - Us - 1:15
Tony Grove to Franklin Aid - Jon - 1:50 - Us - 1:27
Franklin Aid to Logan River Aid - Jon - 1:45 - Us - 1:28
Jon - 5:20 - Us 4:10
Yep, your math is right, we ran 2:51 seconds a mile faster. Take that Ghost Jon! (*see disclaimer above).
Thanks Joe and Cody for a
great time! Joe and I threw down some sub 6 miles over the last 3
miles leaving Cody slightly in the dust. Not by much though!
Elevation: (not that anyone cares...)
5404' vert (Bear100 site)
5800' vert (SportTracks)
5650' vert (Garmin Connect)
Solid end to the week and happy I could get two great trail runs in this week. I think this Logan trail run was one of the best trails I have ever ran. I need to get back up there again. Happy with this quality type of running while on vacation. I am ready to get back and get a solid week of running in with the team before we head up to our summer running camp. It should be fun.