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Location: Yosemite!!! HA!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:37 pm    Post subject: Grand canyon time  Reply with quote

Hmmm, wasnt sure if this belongs here or under the running section, but whatever, its here now.
Anyways, Ive been hiking and trail-running more the last week or two and have felt lately that my body's finally gotten used to living at 7000ft elevation. I get better times everyday after work along the rim trails, so, today was my day off work and ide decided to do the Kaibab to Phantom Ranch to Bright Angel trail again. Id done it 3 weeks ago befor i was aclimated and it took me a whole 5hrs 30mins to get up the 9.5mile bright angel trail! So, I had to fix THAT.
So I started at the Kaibab trailhead at 5:22AM, walked the first mile or so to warm up, then ran the rest of the way...not too quick though, I wanted to be real consevative so Id have more energy left for the uphill part over on the next trail. I still got an OK time though, I made it to the bottom at Phantom Ranch in 83mins 20sec. (that section is easy, all down and only a lil over 7miles.)
I rested at the bottom about 30mins, then got my mind right to work my way up the 9.5 mile trail. And its all up, no level ground, sorta like skyline in san J.   And I did it in 3hrs 43min 26sec. a whole 1hr 47mins faster than 3 weeks ago. Which is pretty cool, its interesting how much of a HUGE difference getting used to the elevation makes! 1hr 47min is a LOT of time to ditch! (ive quit drinking n smoking, too lately, so that probably helps as well...)
anyways, i did take a couple pics cause when i dont, I get txt msgs saying "take more pics!"  ....so, even though it messes with my times, heres a couple  Very Happy       -Im sure you guys'll get zillions of pics of the Grand Canyon when Tina n all them get out here, theyre pic freaks from what ive seen, lol.
I didnt take any on the way down, but heres some at the bottom, n on the way up

The Colorado






Where i check my time, at the bottom (that sign is a lil past Phantom, back the way i came. )





My bench to check water supply at n eat n sit down for a few





time to go up...for a looong time ,Bright Angel trail







lil waterfalls (like 5ft)




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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More pics!  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.  And fast.

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Location: Yosemite!!! HA!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx, but  THIS is fast! and really cool! He ran past me a couple weeks ago on the Kaibab trail and made me feel pathetic! lol  Very Happy

http://grandcanyonnews.com/main.a...SubsectionID=2&ArticleID=9353
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should definitely compare yourself to him.   Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! I wasnt comparing at all. I only judge my times against my OWN previous times. But for a distance trailrunner I AM just average. Even my distances arnt much. My Dad has run the Western States 100 (miles) like 5 times and always finishes well. And has run lotsa 50 mile trail races too. I couldnt run 50, and have NO desier to run 100 in less than 24hrs! IMO those people are nuts, lol.
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...then again, since I can never find anyone else who trailruns, I honestly dont know if my times are good or average. I just got a subscription to trailrunner magazine, so ima see if they post other peoples times/distances/terrain/elevations. Then ill know Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're so slow. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not uh! faster than you foo!  
-Im gonna do it again in 2 weeks  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wanna race?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure. ill race you across the canyon when you get here, thatd be fun!  Very Happy
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I'll do the whole thing were we both rev up and I let you go racing ahead while I duck into an alley to go to sleep. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

havent been down 'n up this week or last. Im just working on being faster. Im consistently getting under 9 min miles for my rim-trail runs of 6miles per day at 7000ft.  I should be hitting 8min 20sec per mile in the next 2 or 3 weeks im hoping. when i hit that ill do the canyon again n see if that carries over to my 18mile runs. (when i started the 6 mile rim-trail runs i could only get 10 min miles cause the first half is uphill, and i wasnt used to the elevation yet)   ok,thats all  Cool
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