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Fat Ass Finale

Posted Mar 18 2013 11:58am
This past Saturday marked the end of this winter's Human Potential Fat Ass Series . Another successful winter of Fat Ass events, we ran with more runners than ever. Each event was poised to challenged runners either mentally, physically or both. They alternated between the Front Range mountains and foothills and the more mundane bike baths of the Denver urban corridor. We ran with over 50 runners over the course of the series, in what became our most successful year ever. Thank you to all of them.

This years series ended with the 2nd Annual High Line Canal 100K. An end to end run on America's longest urban recreational trail. 64 Miles from the mouth of Waterton Canyon in the suburbs south west of Denver, to very near Denver International Airport in Aurora. The path follows along the High Line Canal, a dirt canal built by area farmers some 60-70+ years ago to bring water to area farms. The entire adventure weaves its way through one of the more entertaining demographic journey's in ultra running. From horse farms and pastures, to multi-million dollar mansions, municipal and private golf courses, middle class neighborhoods, bars on window slums/projects, and finally, environmental protection areas. The adventure is unreal and unique.

I had an amazing time running yesterday, remembering a year ago when I succumbed to the 80+ degree heat at mile 47. This year, with overcast skies and temps pushing 50, I was poised to make it from end to end. After 13 Hours, I finished running the entire 64 miles from one end of the canal to the other; I would be the only one. Along the way I finished the first 50K in 5:47, my second fastest time for that distance ever. I finished 50 miles in 10:00, my 3rd fastest time for that distance. My 100K time is my fastest at that distance ever as well. Evidence that my personal training is working well and our Vermont 100 goals are within reach with months of training to go.

Mike Randall made it 58.25 miles on the canal this weekend, good enough for 2nd most miles out there. Here are the miles and times for everyone else
"Sherpa" John Lacroix - 63 Miles/13:00
Mike Randall - 58.25 Miles/12:45
Dennis Durst - 50 Miles/15:00Ray Halbig - 41 Miles/11:30Drew Brazier - 36 Miles/6:00Todd Duncan - 36 Miles/6:00Walter Olsen - 36 Miles/7:00Jeremy Ebel - 36 Miles/7:05Steven Guthrie - 33 Miles/11:45Scott Ryeburg - 32.3 Miles/5:44Becky Williams - 32 Miles/6:15Terry Miller - 26.3 Miles/5:50Andy Demarco - 20 Miles/3:00
Jenn Coker - 16 Miles/2:55

Thanks to everyone who came out for this years Human Potential Winter Expeditions. You can find us on our new home at Human Potential Running . We'll offer the same events next year, and are diligently working on two new official ultras in Colorado.
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