Happy Monday!

photo credit: Rainshadow Running

photo credit: Rainshadow Running

The News

Gorge Waterfalls 100k

The Gorge Waterfalls 100k was this weekend. The scenic race, held just outside of Portland, Oregon, was a Western States qualifier this year. As such, a cast of all-stars showed up. The top two men and top two women snagged spots to the big dance:

1. Justin Houck – 9:22:57
2. Chris Denucci – 9:49:18

1. Michele Yates (Michele had a baby on 12/3/14 – amazing!) – 11:03:05
2. Joelle Vaught – 11:10:56

Full results of the Gorge Waterfalls 100k are available here.

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Umstead 100

The Umstead 100 was also held over the weekend. This race is a classic that goes back over two decades. Mike Daigeaun took the win for the fellas (14:35:39) and Jennifer Edwards was first for the ladies (17:24:17).

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There is a new website that allows you to find athletes that are currently “in trouble” due to doping violations. You can check out the website here.

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Over the weekend, I watched a pretty cool movie called Desert Runners. I’m always looking for good running movies, and this one didn’t let me down. Keep checking back here, because I plan on having a giveaway of Desert Runners in the near future.

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Kilian Jornet has updated his race schedule for 2015. He will be back at Hardrock in July – no surprise there – but the week before Hardrock he’ll be up in Seward, Alaska for Mount Marathon – very cool! Last year, the top three men were locals. It should be fun!

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Race Results

Only a few more weeks until I get to hit the roads for the first time this year. It’s been ages since I’ve raced – I’m hoping the pre-race nerves aren’t too bad!

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My Training

My training is still going well. This is a relatively easy week. Starting a week from today, I plan on upping the volume and intensity. It’s finally warming up a teeny, tiny bit so there is a glimmer of hope that I’ll be able to hit the trails sometime soon.

(Full disclosure: It was snowing this morning – sadly, it’s still warmer than it’s been.)

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Have you been watching the NCAA Tournament?

Have you been able to run any trails this year?

Have you made any good running purchases lately?

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3 Responses to Happy Monday!

  1. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    I saw that website about the doping athletes. It was pretty interesting and I thought a good idea.!
    yess I’ve been watching the tournament a ton.! so exciting 🙂

  2. Haven’t been watching the tournament, but I have been hitting the trails (snow be damned!), and just had a 10 mile trail race yesterday…no more roads!!!

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