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Brew to Brew 44mile ultra - RunUltra Marathon


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Kansas City, Kansas
United States
60F / 16C
Sunny
Total Time = 6h 00m
Overall Rank = 12/29
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I met my boy Tucker @ his house around 4:15am finally got on the road around 4:45am after a few minor set backs (oh well..... that's why you arrive early).... Around 5:15 we arrived @ the Blvd Brewery... the Brewery wasn't opened yet so it was a good thing for the late arrival (see look at me for being the eternal optimist)…. After the Brewery I deposited the last bit of nervous poo … went back in and sipped on a beer… Tucker got his bike ready…. 6:00am the race was on
Run
  • 7h 28m
  • 43.2 miles
  • 10m 22s  min/mile
Comments:

6:00am running is a bit dark but we had a full moon and the flashlight was pointless… the first 4 mile leg of the race is really flat... running on the river levee… after 4 miles of running w/my long sleeve shirt decided it would be better to endure the cool morning air so I changed to a tank top.. I could go into details about the race but honestly I don’t recall much from miles 4-34 so let me give you the highlight of what I do recall.

- (miles 1-43.2) we have a steady head wind of 20mph with the occasional 40mph guest

- (miles 1 – 40) My buddy Tucker on his trusty steed feeding me Power Bars & water

- (mile 27) Shannon calls me… she is talking about buying running shorts and that she loves me and she will see me in a few miles… it was nice to hear her voice…

- (mile 30) The river crossing cost me about 3 minutes b/c the boat was on the other side of the river when I arrived and we waited for another runner…

- (mile 30 – 34) I was getting very close to seeing Shannon and our friends (again… thanks guys!!! Seeing your smiling faces really really helped) all I could do was look at my watch and do a countdown on the miles.

- (mile 34) I see my friends (Kevin, Claire, Rhys, Jake, Daneen, Madison) and my lovely girlfriend Shannon

- (mile 34.5) I’m running with Kevin & Shannon…. I tell Shannon to leave me in the dust b/c I will be going slow (She sprints ahead like a champion… you go girl)

- (miles 34.5 – 38) Was my only really really dark period… between the gravel road, hills, & head wind…. Thanks to my support team I made it.

- (mile 38) I round the corner onto the Levee w/Kevin… the last aid station I see Bad Ben (a local trail runner) he give me some words of encouragement and I head out with a few swigs of Coke and cookie (which tasted really really good)

- (mile 39 – 40) Kevin is giving me obstacles to run to (short distances) then he tells me that I gotta run to this big irrigation system that seemed like 100 miles away (I was thinking are you frick’en crazy!!! But I didn’t say anything)

- (mile 40’ish) My buddies Ken Bramble & Chris Jones (pushing a baby stroller) arrive to run with me (thanks guys your support was much needed)

- (mile 41) I hear the laughter Chris Jones’s children I asked Chris “Chris could drop back a 100 yards?” ha ha ha I felt really bad afterwards but I just could not take hearing laughter… If I had a gun I would have shot the birds that were chirping.

- (mile 42) I’ve stopped running a few times so I could pull myself together

- (mile 42.8) I see my lovely girlfriend (Shannon) running at me… she points @ the bridges and tells me that finishline is close… we start running together… seeing her and hearing her words... was like Christmas & my b-day all rolled into one.

- (mile 43.2) I cross the finish line with a smile and relief

What would you do differently?:

I liked my game plan of running to the aid station and walking for a few minutes out of the aid station. Didn't always do it... but I liked the concept.

I would pray and ask God to give me a tale wind instead of a 20mph headwind
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing but a dazed and confused look

What limited your ability to perform faster:

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Last updated: 2007-01-06 12:00 AM
Running
07:28:00 | 43.2 miles | 10m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/29
Performance: Good
Course: Flat mostly but the end is nothing but hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2007-04-02 4:44 PM

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Edited by ott13979 2007-04-02 4:47 PM


2007-04-02 5:05 PM
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Great pace, and nice even splits! congrats on a tremendous accomplishment.
sam
2007-04-02 6:47 PM
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You are either extremely brave or.... completely insane.  Nice run!!   

By the way, the girl in the picture is very cute.  Who is the goofy looking guy beside her??

2007-04-02 7:26 PM
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Good god, man. That's a serious run. For earthlings like myself, it's daunting to know that aliens like you walk (and run) amongst us.

congratulations.
2007-04-02 7:33 PM
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great job eric... by the name of the race i thought there was a lot of beer drinking going on...
2007-04-02 7:42 PM
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That was totally cool!  Headwind or no: nice effort!


2007-04-03 7:54 AM
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thanks guys... it was one of the longest days of my life....  If I didn't have such a good friend Tucker  (aka Speedball) riding along on his cyclecross bike I might of called it a day around mile 30.... mile 34 seeing my girlfriend along w/ bunch of my friends was just a huge lift.... and my buddy Kevin for running the last 10 miles was just off the chart huge (fyi: the day before Kevin logged one of his fastest marathons.... not that is was hard keeping up w/me.... but I'm sure it was the last thing he wanted to do) ..... plus seeing Chris and Ken toward the end was a big boost....
2007-04-03 2:44 PM
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Awesome run--gosh, everyone getting all "ultra" on me this past weekend...  I decided to put a bay-ultra on my race list.  We'll see how that works out.  WAY TO GO AND FINISH WITH A KICKASS PACE TO BOOT!
2007-04-05 1:00 PM
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Dude we didn't leave my house at 3:15.  We aren't even that crazy.

 

Nice work again by the way.   Freak.

2007-04-05 5:56 PM
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WOW! Great job!

Even after 44 miles, you look like you barely broke a sweat.

2007-04-05 7:30 PM
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nice job eric!!! I hope to do this next year, we'll see


2007-04-06 8:19 AM
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Bill Woolsey

Bill Woolsey

6:00

13:35:54

0:50

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1

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4

Linley Woelk

Linley Woelk

6:00

13:21:54

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41

Alan Barnes

Alan Barnes

6:00

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Tray Vedock

Tray Vedock

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12:57:10

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Scott Hill

Scott Hill

6:00

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6:59:01

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Kevin Guest

Kevin Guest

6:00

13:09:14

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7:09:14

6

1

49

Brian Howell

Brian Howell

6:00

13:12:58

0:00

7:12:58

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1

26

Kai Siegele

Kai Siegele

6:00

13:14:00

0:00

7:14:00

8

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Gabe Bevan

Gabe Bevan

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0:00

7:22:30

9

1

12

Craig Simon

Craig Simon

6:00

13:57:28

0:30

7:27:28

10

1

19

Kevin McCullough

Kevin McCullough

6:00

13:28:12

0:00

7:28:12

11

1

20

Eric Otte

Eric Otte

6:00

13:29:02

0:00

7:29:02

12

1

34

Jerry Huber

Jerry Huber

6:00

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7:30:27

13

1

28

Dutch dosier

Dutch Dosier

6:00

13:35:04

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7:35:04

14

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Cody Jones

Cody Jones

6:00

13:56:14

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7

April Fool

Chi H. Yi

6:00

14:09:44

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0:10

7:59:44

16

1

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Brian Grace

Brian Grace

6:00

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8:26:22

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1

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Peter Lazarus

Peter Lazarus

6:00

14:33:37

8:33:37

0:00

8:33:37

18

1

6

Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy

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14:49:30

8:49:30

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8:39:30

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Edward Thompson

Edward Thompson

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Charles Steinkuehler

6:00

14:55:28

8:55:28

0:00

8:55:28

21

1

3

Stephen Reynolds

Stephen Reynolds

6:00

15:00:14

9:00:14

0:00

9:00:14

22

1

14

Mark Gillespie

Mark Gillespie

6:00

15:11:06

9:11:06

0:00

9:11:06

23

1

36

Karl Keltner

Karl Keltner

6:00

15:34:08

9:34:08

0:20

9:14:08

24

1

30

Franklin Fantini

Franklin Fantini

6:00

15:16:43

9:16:43

0:00

9:16:43

25

1

9

Joshua Sales

Joshua Sales

6:00

15:34:07

9:34:07

0:00

9:34:07

26

1

51

David Brenner

David Brenner

6:00

16:24:09

10:24:09

0:30

9:54:09

27

1

10

Kyle Brown

Kyle Brown

6:00

16:01:17

10:01:17

0:00

10:01:17

28

1

8

John Quick

John Quick

6:00

17:00:00

11:00:00

0:20

10:40:00

29

2007-04-06 8:42 AM
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Subject: RE: Brew to Brew 44mile ultra
Thanks for the RR....sounds like the kind of attempt you DEFINITELY can use a support crew!..Congratulations..quite an accomplishment..
2007-04-06 7:11 PM
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Subject: RE: Brew to Brew 44mile ultra
Nice run... the wind was brutal.

If you ever want to run badwater let me know and I'll crew for you...

http://www.badwater.com/


BTW... my friend Chi Yi finished behind you but he ran the extra detour mile around the boat. He had to be the only one to do this..
2007-04-06 7:18 PM
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Subject: RE: Brew to Brew 44mile ultra
very nice run.  ultras kick A$$ don't they?  and nothing beats a good support crew, NOTHING!  congratulations, maybe we will run into each other at another ultra?
2007-04-07 9:00 AM
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Kansas
Subject: RE: Brew to Brew 44mile ultra

Badwater hmmmmm I'm not a fan of extreme heat but I'm a fan of extreme cold.... plus to do BW right it would cost some $$$$..... I am in the market for a nice ez 100 (odd statement) I've been told that the Rockey Raccoon 100 http://www.tejastrails.com/Rocky.html in Texas isn't bad and it's in February!!!!

 

brieper - 2007-04-06 7:11 PM Nice run... the wind was brutal. If you ever want to run badwater let me know and I'll crew for you... http://www.badwater.com/BTW... my friend Chi Yi finished behind you but he ran the extra detour mile around the boat. He had to be the only one to do this..



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