Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bootlegger 50k Training Run

We had about 10 people come out for the Bootlegger 50K training run. Dana and Paula finished the entire loop which was quite a run in the heat. Paul, Matt, and Erik nearly did the entire course minus the POW turn off. Several others were out and got in some miles.
Matt and Erik finishing their loop

Paul looked good after one of his longest trail runs

Paula just finishing

Paula and Dana were determined to complete the entire loop

Thursday, August 25, 2011

UTMB and Bootlegger Training Runs

Tomorrow the Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc begins at 9:30 am local (6:30pm Chamonix). Josh Brimhall is running and is number 1543. Updates are going to be posted at You can also track him individually if you either know French (native website language) or know how to use Google Translate to convert the page to English. I'll post updates on the SMUT Facebook as often as I can check. This race is being regarded as by far and away the most competitive ultra ever. 

For us mortals this Saturday we have the Bootlegger 50k training run. I'm still injured so I won't be running, but I'll be out there at 6:30am bringing a cooler if anyone wants to put anything in to have for after their run. 

We all know it has been ridiculously hot lately. There are no water sources on the loop so plan on carrying enough water to get you through the 15.5 mile loop. Another option is to take the Caldera cutoff and you'll be back at the bathrooms at about 8-11 miles depending on the way you come back.

Good luck Josh and hope to see everyone this weekend.


Good luck to Josh at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. Here's a video about the Pearl Izumi athletes running in the race.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Upcoming Events

This weekend Dana and Glenn are running the Skyline Mountain Marathon up in Utah. It looks pretty brutal but sure to be scenic. Good luck to you both. We'll be eager to hear especially in light of the little wager between you two.

Coming up next weekend Saturday August 27th we are doing a Bootlegger 50k training run. We will be running one loop of the course. This will be a good test of our fitness and what needs work to be ready. There is no official start time. Just start when you think you'll be able to finish before it gets too hot. There will be no aid and isn't anywhere to refill water after you leave the Bootleg parking lot. I'd  recommend a pack to most people in order to be able to carry enough water. If I'm healed enough to run I know I will be wearing one. Either way I'll be out there at 6:30 am with a cooler and ice so people can have something cold after.

Also rememeber to keep Saturday September 17th open for the SMUT Pancake run at Bzoskie's house. We'll be running the infamous Northwest Passage Trail and having pancakes afterwards. Jeff has invited everyone to bring their families for the pancake feast.

Hope to see everyone soon.