Friday, April 27, 2012

Pear Blossom Run has Come

April 14, 2012 at 7:00 AM the race started with about 1788 other runer counting myself.
The air was a little cool, and some mist in the air, that looked like it was going the rain, but it never happened.
Here I'm coming into the finish, just edging around the female runner, and caching the guy in the black.
I ended up passing about 4 or 5 in the last 150 feet or so.
Being I only had about 6 week to train hard, before the race, I did ok.
Last year I started training right after Thanksgaving, 3 days a week, on the track, at the high school, in the dark most night after work, that was about 6 months.
I felt better this year, through the hole race then last year, I was dead at 2.75 make(last year), and had to slow down to cache my breath, this year I did better.
The time 30:53, for some reason, this is 10 sec. slower then last year ??
I went up in the age group, now being 55 years old, I raced against the 55 to 59 year old guys.
So I  came in 9th out of 26 old guys. In the Top 10 is always good.
Out of all the male runners 598. I came in 293.
And 545th out of 1788 runners.
My mile pace was 9:56 per mile.
My number was 6767.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Open Range?

I did a road trip over Green Spring hwy.
I past by Lincol and Keno and coup very small place and this was alone the way.
A good Ha Ha.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Train Tunnel Cache

This tunnel started in August 1883 for a train to go through the mountain.
It only goes back about 150 feet to the back wall, and very tall, about 30 + feet high and about 20 wide. The work lasted about 6 months all end on Feb 8, 1884, run out of money.
About 3 miles round trip and was able to miss the rain and snow, but the high winds was blowing pretty good.
I need to go back and find the other tunnels. Cache.

I did not go in it was to wet and muddy.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Salt in Salt Creek ?

To the left is Salt Creek Falls.
Nice falls, dropping about 60 feet or so.
And a cache there also Salt crek Falls.

Up the road is a place called "Salt Creek" and why is it called Salt Creek?
The old timers (1900) would take water from this spring that dumps into the creek and make salt from it by boiling it down till all that was left was salt. And then take it into town and sell it.
The spring to the right is about 3 feet above the creek and about 25 feet from the creek.
Below you can see the salt build up on the rocks and the other to the lower left is the build up of salt, it must be about 3 feet deep.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

The Pear Blossem in 30 day.

I started running last week, in plans of running the pear blossem.
I did run threes day, with a top time of 22 minutes, with some foor problems.
I have about 30 day to get in shape for Pear Blossem run.
The plans was 29 minutes, but because of the short training time, just hoping for 34 minuts.
Up date. 4/1/2012
My training is going will, and I have add arch support to the shoe and I doing even better.
The shoes are about done for I have about 550 mile on this set, but its to close to the Pear Blossem to buy new ones and get them broke in, so I will make it another 3 week on these.
I have been training, based on time, starting at 20 minutes and going up each week by 5 minutes, I'm up to 40 minutes this week and the last real training week, next week will just be a warm up and then I run on Saturday at 7 AM.