|VT Ultra team|
|We had 5 in the top 15!!|
One new thing this year is, thanks to my Suunto Ambit, I'm tracking my climb. January through April, I climbed 35,050 feet, 42,950 feet, 45,000 feet, and 60,100 feet. Pretty awesome progression, and plenty of gain I think for Cruel Jewel's (likely padded) 30,000 feet of climb. Max week was ~25,000 feet of climb as well, back in February just for fun.
This past weekend, I headed up to Ohio with Rudy and Wyatt of VT Ultra. They were running 50s For Yo Momma, a 50 mile (Rudy) and 50k (Wyatt) done on a 5.2 mile loop course. Rain for days prior caused it to be a sloppy mess after only a couple laps. Rudy still pulled out a WIN in a solid time and Wyatt pulled off 3rd place on a less than stellar day. I paced Rudy is last two laps, got covered in mud, and realized a little bit of information. The week before Grindstone I paced Rudy to his first win at the Uber Rock 50k. A week later I ran a great Grindstone for my first 100. Great confidence boost for Cruel Jewel!
|Lots of mud for 10 miles|
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