Monday, October 10, 2011

Slick Rock 50K

I was in Grand Junction CO for my annual run weekend with Matt Heller. As usual, had a blast, beer, and a few adventures. We started the weekend with a hike up Colorado National Monument, saw Ziggy Marley that night, and was off to Moab for the Slick Rock 50K, stopping in Thompson Springs to see the creepy pictographs along the way. Race day was unbelievably cold and rainy, and by virtue of last minute course changes (complete reroute), and wrong turns, ended up being a 37 mile run. I ran the best ultra of my life, finishing in 5th place, with a time of 6:19, just over 10 minute mile pace. Matt ran 19 before being sidelined by IT band troubles. We ended the weekend with Sushi at a local joint, and trivial pursuit.

Full album here: Slick Rock 50K Photos

Results: Results 5th of 47.

Not my route map, but another competitors GPS of the exact route we took: GPS Course Map