Old Man Still running Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://crockett.fastrunningblog.com/ Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:42:49 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Mar 04, 2017 http://crockett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-04-2017.html <p>Ran Trashed Trail 100 near Las Vegas. &nbsp;It was really rugged and tough in high winds and was about 102 miles. &nbsp;The field was small (12), and the winds caused all but three to quit. &nbsp;I came in second with 31:10. &nbsp;My race report is at:&nbsp;http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=3721 &nbsp;I&#39;m trying to finish three 100-miles within four weeks. &nbsp;Two down, one to go. &nbsp;Next Antelope Island Buffalo Run 100.</p> Sat, 04 Mar 2017 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 28, 2017 http://crockett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-28-2017.html <p>Miles to end out the month</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 25, 2017 http://crockett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-25-2017.html <p>Just 33 restful miles for the week. &nbsp;I&#39;ve recovered and decided to run another 100 in a week near Las Vegas, a new 100 and a free entry. &nbsp;New 100s are always adventure runs. &nbsp;There will always be hicups and problems, you just have to go into with an attitude of having some fun and not being conserned about competing. &nbsp;It will be a 25 mile loop course done four times. &nbsp;Weather will be pleasant, a little too warm, but I can deal with it.</p> <p>On the subject of the cheater runner, I&#39;ve been in contact with the RD for the next race he will do. &nbsp;It is a race I detected&nbsp;him cheating in last year. &nbsp;The RD was already aware of this runner, knew his name before I told it, because of other complaints from runners. &nbsp;So, it sounds like they will take some action this year. &nbsp;I now recall two years ago was the first time I detected him cheating in a 100-miler. &nbsp;During an out-and-back, I detected that he cheated an&nbsp;out and back. &nbsp;I was shocked but not certain. &nbsp;I looked at&nbsp;my Strava data yesterday to&nbsp;check&nbsp;the milage. &nbsp;He would have had to travel six&nbsp;miles in the time I ran two&nbsp;to catch up to me. &nbsp;Impossible because he had a huge rugged slow 1,000-foot climb and descent to do, along with two more miles on top of a mesa.&nbsp;He cheated nearly an hour off the course.&nbsp; So he even cheats on non-loop 100s. &nbsp;Wow.</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 18, 2017 http://crockett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-18-2017.html <p>Saturday I ran Jackpot 100 and placed 5th with 20:48:58, my best 100-mile race time in six years. &nbsp;Ran in 14 hours of rain. &nbsp;For some reason I do well in mild rain, about a half inch. &nbsp;It was my 88th 100-mile finish. &nbsp;My race report is at:&nbsp;http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=3704</p> <p>I am totally frustrated with a runner who I discovered cheats ultras with the help of his wife nearly every race he runs. &nbsp;I was shocked to first discover this two years ago when I detected that he short-changed an out and back during a 100-miler by at least two miles. Then I discovered that he cheats all the loop courses he runs by either cutting them or finishing a loop, going to his tent or car, waiting a loop&#39;s time, and then going out and recording the loop.&nbsp; He chooses races that can easily be cheated and many times wins them, I think to keep his sponsorships. &nbsp;I&#39;ve detected cheating now in five&nbsp;races I&#39;ve run with him. &nbsp;It is pretty easy to detect because I&#39;m not that far behind him.&nbsp; He&#39;s lost any conscience regarding cheating. &nbsp;For this&nbsp;race I brought my&nbsp;son to watch him and we caught him cheating a lap with video. I couldn&#39;t believe it, so sneaky and disgusting.&nbsp;I don&#39;t really want to &quot;out&quot; him, can&#39;t without more evidence and instead trying to warn race directors at races he signs up for.&nbsp; I hope they will care enough, catch him, and DQ him.</p> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 11, 2017 http://crockett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-11-2017.html <p>Very low mileage week for me. &nbsp;Slow recovery from my 100-miler last Saturday. &nbsp;Usually I recover within 4-5 days, but the quads and calfs remained sore until today. &nbsp;That crazy cold sunk in as a sinus infection causing me to go to the doctor for the first time in three years. &nbsp;That probably also slowed recovery.</p> <p>But I did get in my 50K run today. &nbsp;Still every week this year with at least a 50K run. &nbsp;I first ran 12 miles on the treadmill and then went out into the pleasant 38 degree-post rain weather and ran on pave trails an a little on gravel trails. &nbsp;Ran Murdock Canal then jumped on a Highland Trail to the mouth of American Fork Canyon. &nbsp;Then Cedar Hills Parkway Trail, and then decended to grab the Murdock Trail for the return. &nbsp;That was a 19 mile random run, averaging an easy 11:18 miles. &nbsp;My left quad felt mushy and heavy, still needs rest. &nbsp;Jackpot 100 next Saturday near Las Vegas to try to grab my 88th 100-mile finish. &nbsp;If all goes well in about a year I&#39;ll reach my 100th and can quit this craziness.</p> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 04, 2017 http://crockett.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-04-2017.html <p>134 miles last week. &nbsp;Ran Rocky Raccoon 100 for the 6th time and finished in 25:04. &nbsp;Disappointed, but a finish is a finish. &nbsp;Soon after mile 80 at 17 hours,&nbsp;I bonked hard and could barely run. &nbsp;It took three hours to recover and then I ran pretty hard to the finish. Just need to always pay attention to fueling better. &nbsp;I suspect I was low on electrolytes. The bad cold I had certainly didn&#39;t help much either. &nbsp;Oh well, next 100 in two weeks. My race report is at:&nbsp;http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=3687</p> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 07:00:00