Cave Creek Thriller Recap
Yesterday marked the day of the second annual Cave Creek Thriller and the first race in this year’s Aravaipa Running DRT Trail Series. The race had three distances yesterday consisting of 10K, 30K, and 50K and with people’s new found love of running trails over roads all three races were completely sold out. This year’s field featured several elite runners, lots of first time 30K and 50K runners and a few long time ultra running veterans. For my complete race report click here!
Aravaipa Running If you want to read more about the race, check out all the photo galleries, or sign up for the series check out www.aravaiparunning.com. Pass Mountain is the next race in the DRT Series on November 19th, but I will see many of you much sooner at the Javelina Jundred in just two weeks. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity contact firstname.lastname@example.org and he will get you set up and it also includes a discount off your next Aravaipa race. They are also looking for more volunteers to help out with the Javelina Jundred on November 12th and 13th so contact them if you would like to be part of one of the biggest 100 mile races in the country. If you are interested in the race check out www.javelinajundred.com or www.aravaiparunning.com.
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They have recently done some incredible upgrades to their site including adding the live ultracast from the races. This is one of the best features I have ever seen at a race as family and friends can not only follow your live progress online, they can also watch you come across the finish line. For someone like me whose family lives in Michigan it allows those to flip on the internet and watch me and Traci finish our races live. They also have some great new photo galleries, team member profiles, and some can’t miss blogs. Get on there and check it out and while you’re there join their FB fan page and sign up for a race.
Tom’s Thumb Run/McDowell Mountain 50K
Photo courtesy of Melisa Angelone
Unfortunately I didn’t get the opportunity to run this race so my report is coming from the overall winner Jeremy Dougherty who won by almost an hour over the second place finisher. This is a race that starts at the Pemberton Trail Head and runs up Dixie Mine, up and over Bell Pass to the Gateway Trail Head. This is just under 12 miles to this point and after refilling at the aid station the runners head out Gateway and up and over Tom’s Thumb and down to 128th St. After a rather long 1.5 mile climb back up Tom’s Thumb the runners get to showcase their downhill skills as they head down East End and over to the Coachwhip. From Coachwhip the runners continue on to Pemberton for a 3.57 mile finish downhill towards the trailhead. Jeremy finished in an impressive 5:54:02 and made another case for the power of the McDowell Mountain Man shirt. When he finished he had ran 32 miles, burned 4,800 plus calories, and climbed 5200 feet. After two attempts in the McDowell Mountains the McDowell Mountain Man shirt has 2 wins, and the mountain has 0. Behold the power of the shirt. If you want to get one let me know and who knows what might be in your immediate future. If you are interested in reading Jeremy’s race Reports and blogs be sure to check out his website at www.getoutgetlost.com
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Guest Blogger Teri Crenshaw I will have Teri Crenshaw blogging this week on strength and conditioning for runners and non runners and how to dial in your nutrition. Teri has a B.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and she is also a certified Strength and Conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. I can guarantee after reading her material you can find some good ways to improve your nutrition and make you a stronger athlete. This will be a don’t miss blog and I encourage you to check out Dancer Body Fitness in person or online at www.dancerbodyfitness.com
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