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October 20, 2017

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Location:

Saratoga Springs,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 31, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2016 Finished 12 100-milers during the year.  86 career 100-mile finishes, 9th in the world.   First person to do 6 consecutive summits of Mount Timpanogos.  Won Crooked Road 24-hour race. Achieved the 5th, 6th, and 8th fastest 100-mile times in the world for runners age 57+ for the year.

2013  First person to bag the six highest Wasatch peaks in one day. First and only person to do a Kings Peak double (highest peak in Utah).  I've now accomplished it four times. 

2010 - Overall first place Across the Years 48-hour run (187 miles), Overall first place Pony Express Traill 100.

2009 - Utah State Grand Masters 5K champion (Road Runners Club of America).  National 100-mile Grand Masters Champion (Road Runners Club of America). USATF 100-mile National Champion for age 50-54.

2006 - Set record of five consecutive Timpanogos Summits ("A record for the criminally insane")  See: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=42

2007 - Summited 7 Utah 13-ers in one day.  See: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=14 

Only person to have finished nine different 100-mile races in Utah: Wasatch, Bear, Moab, Pony Express Trail, Buffalo Run, Salt Flats, Bryce, Monument Valley, Capitol Reef.

PRs - all accomplished when over 50 years old

5K - 19:51 - 2010 Run to Walk 5K

10K - 42:04 - 2010 Smile Center

1/2 Marathon: 1:29:13 - 2011 Utah Valley

Marathon - 3:23:43 - 2010 Ogden Marathon

50K - 4:38 - 2010 Across the Years split

50-mile - 8:07 - 2010 Across the Years split

100K - 10:49 - 2010 Across The Years split

12-hours 67.1 miles - 2010 Across The Years split

100-mile 19:40 - 2011 Across the Years split

24-hours 117.8 miles - 2011 Across the Years split

48-hours 187.033 miles - 2010 Across the Years

Long-Term Running Goals:

I would like to keep running ultras into my 60s. 

Personal:

Details at: http://www.crockettclan.org/ultras/ultracrockett.pdf Married with six kids and six grandchildren.  Started running at the age of 46 in 2004.  My first race since Junior High days was a 50K. I skipped the shorter road stuff and went straight to ultramarathons.  I started as a back-of-the packer, but have progressed to a top-10-percent ultra finisher.  Wish I would have started running at a much earlier age.  Have had several articles published in national running magazines.  Check out my running adventure blog at www.crockettclan.org/blog

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 858.60
Total Distance
2.00

I'm into my usual taper before a 100-miler.  Last month I went into Cascade Crest with doubts and fear.  I go into Bear 100 with guarded confidence.  The leg seems to continue to improve.  With all the miles I did Saturday, I'm pretty much pain-free today.  So I think I'm ready to push this race.  My best time was in 2010, a 26:30.  But that was just two weeks after a 28:30 Wasatch 100.  Shouldn't I be able to come close to a 26:30, being more rested?   Looks like I'll have one or two sons coming up with me to crew or pace.  Weather looks perfect.  

Comments
From Smooth on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 19:14:17 from 65.130.14.36

Awesome! Sounds like all systems good to go! Can't wait to read the report! :)

From jun on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 19:25:25 from 65.130.135.94

Good luck. You should be in prime shape to push pretty good. I hope the leg holds up.

From Jon on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 19:58:08 from 74.177.96.154

Good luck. 100 miles is not that far.

From jsh on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 08:48:44 from 63.253.43.114

Hope things continue to hold up. Sounds like you're ready to put up a great time. I'll see ya up there... Pacing my dad the last 50. Hoping to get him to the finish line for his first hundred.

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