Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sherpa's Christmas List

Everyone wants to know what I want for Christmas so I figure why not share with all of you what I'll be asking for this year. The trick is to get the family to communicate so that I don't get double gifts! ; ) Here it is...

Refill My Race Supplies!
Dirty Girl Gaiters: $13/pair
http://www.dirtygirlgaiters.com/
I've had the same two pairs of Dirty Girls since 2006 and its time to replace the worn and haggard pieces of ankle protecting heaven. My old pairs are rusty and worn. Soiled forever, some of the stitching is coming undone and its just time for a change. I'm diggin' the following patterns (in no particular order): Hottie, runners high, racey, no bad days, TropiXy

S-Caps!: $10.50/bottle
http://www.succeedscaps.com/

I go through these things like they're candy... because during a race.. well.. they kind of are candy. I could use a bottle or two. S! Caps provide all of the major blood plasma electrolytes that other formulations are missing [ sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, and phosphate ]. S! Caps contain ONLY electrolytes with no fillers or vitamins that aren't really needed in an electrolyte formulation.

Clip2!: $17.95/box
http://www.succeedscaps.com/
Optimal race fuel. I never have enough of this stuff. You can buy it by the case for $96.00 as well. Not sure I can store that much of it.. but I'd love a box or 2 for the upcoming season. CLIP2 comes in pre-packaged, single-serving packets designed for use with the common 20 ounce bottles for ultra packs. Bags of CLIP 2 can be carried in pockets or a pack, or put in drop bags along your route. Unlike packets of gel, these are easy to carry with you after opening. Each packet supplies 152 calories.

PowerGels (Vanilla or Straw/Banana): $27.99/Box of 24
Purchase
You could never buy me enough boxes of PowerGels, this is my go to source of energy during races and I go through at least 500 packets of gel per year. 4 cases would send me to heaven for sure!

Movies
The Distance of Truth: $19.95

Purchase/
Brand spanking new ultra-marathon documentary discussing The Badwater 135. A must have for any ultra-running fan!

Ultramarathon Man: 50-50-50: $49.99
Purchase

The DVD will be released nationwide on February 10th 2009.For fans who can't wait until February, Journeyfilm is offering a special early fan-release gift pack shipping in December of 2008 with pre-sales beginning Saturday, November 15th. The inspirational film UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons • 50 States • 50 Days, features renowned endurance athlete and best selling author Dean Karnazes, in his attempt to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days to raise awareness for youth obesity and to get America active. A beautiful and epic journey across the United States, during which Dean pushes the limits of human endurance, inspiring thousands across the country to join him along the path while uniting people of all ages and abilities to take "the next step."

Spirit Of The Marathon: $26.20
Purchase
Spirit of the Marathon is the first ever non-fiction feature film to capture the drama and essence of the famed 26.2 mile running event. Filmed on four continents, the movie brings together a diverse cast of amateur athletes and marathon luminaries.

Robot Chicken Season 3: $26.99
http://www.bestbuy.com
Seriously funny show.

The Big And Expensive Items (Aka. Wish List)
MSR Hubba Hubba 2 Person Tent: $250-300 (Depends Where You Go)

Check It Out

The MSR Hubba Hubba tent was the winner of the 2005 Backpacker Magazine Editors’ Choice Award. The 2-person MSR Hubba Hubba tent doesn’t compromise on internal space to save weight. This freestanding, superlight tent features lots of elbow room, 3 setup options, 2 doors and vestibules, and no-drip entries that keep the inside dry even with the vestibules open.

Nikon Cool 10.0 MP Digital Camera: $349
Check It Out
I love taking pictures on the run... and I need a new small digital camera to do that. This is a gem.. and I'd love to get my hands on one. Get ready to preserve those special moments with this 10.0-megapixel digital camera, which features a large LCD screen with Touch Autofocus, optical VR image stabilization, smile shutter and blink warning. The retouch function allows you to paint a frame or add handwritten memos in 5 different pen colors and thicknesses.

CycleOps Magneto Trainer: $249
Check It Out

Winter sucks... I could replace some of those long cold runs with some warn toasty indoor cross training on this CycleOps Magneto trainer. All I'd have to do is hook up my Trek Bike to the thing and pedal away! Great winter training! The CycleOps Magneto Trainer is the world's first and only magnetic trainer with progressive resistance. CycleOps exclusive Powerband Technology gives you access to a wide resistance range - from easy spins to lung-burning climbs - without ever touching the unit. CycleOps Training DVD included. Lifetime warranty.

Pay My Entry Fees!
Yeah... I'm like that. You can pay for a race for Christmas
The Vermont 100 is $200
Massanutten is $150 (If I get In)
McNaughton Park 150 is $300 for Airfare... ; )

Saturday, November 29, 2008

HP Fat Ass Results and Points


~ RESULTS and POINT STANDINGS ~


Results

Event #5 - High Line Canal 100K
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Starters: 16
Finishers: 1
% Finishing Rate: 6%
Name
Miles/Time
Lacroix, “Sherpa” John
64 Miles/13:00
Randall, Mike
58.5 Miles/12:45
Durst, Dennis
50 Miles/ 15:00
Halbig, Ray
41 Miles/11:30
Brazier, Drew
36 Miles/6:00
Duncan, Todd
36 Miles/6:00
Olsen, Walter
36 Miles/7:00
Ebel, Jeremy
36 Miles/7:15
Guthrie, Steven
33 Miles/11:45
Ryeburg, Scott
32.3 Miles/5:44
Williams, Becky
32 Miles/6:15
Miller, Terry
26.2 Miles/5:50
Demarco, Andy
20 Miles/3:00
Zajac, Val
20 Miles/??:??
Miller, Carley
20 Miles/??:??
Coker, Jenn
16 Miles/2:55


Event #4 - Frozen Dead Guy 50K
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Starters: 8
Finishers: 6
% Finishing Rate: 75%

Name
Miles/Time
Lassen, Ryan
50K/6:47
La Force, Garrett
50K/6:57
Lacroix, “Sherpa” John
50K/6:57
Randall, Mike
50K/6:58
Purul, Lisa
50K/7:00
Guthrie, Steven
50K/9:32
La Force, Jeff
24/5:40
Ryeberg, Scott
24/5:40


Event #3 - Frozen Front Range Marathon
Saturday, January 29, 2013
Starters: 24
Finishers: 5
% Finishing Rate: 2%

Name
Miles/Finish Time
Engineer, Neeraj
28.3/9:09
Harsh, Rob
28.3/9:09
Randall, Mike
28.3/9:09
Ahlers, Bill
28.3/9:45
Lacroix, Sherpa John
28.3/9:45
Armstrong, Jerry
27/7:30
Lassen, Ryan
27/7:30
Hill, David
27/7:35
Ryeberg, Scott
23.3/8:45
Stone, Chuck
23.3/8:45
Grady, Mike
20/4:34
Rossi, Alberto
20/4:34
Silke
20/4:34
La Force, Jeff
19/7:00
La Force, Garrett
19/7:00
Westensee, Jeff
19/7:00
Olsen, Walter
18.58/5:46
DeMarco, Andrew
18/6:37
Frederick, Chrissy
18/6:37
Blazier, Monica
17/5:15
Wolfrum, Ryan
16.5/5:00
Hodge, Justin
15/4:00
Wirick, Daniel
15/4:00
Dean, Corky
3.2/??


Event #2 - "S" is for Santa 50K+
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Starters: 6
Finishers: 3
% Finishing Rate: 50%

Name
Where From?
Approximate Miles
(If you did not run all)
Finish Time
Bishop, Brad
Denver
37
8:10
Friedman, Jeff
Grand Junction
37
8:10
Sherpa John
Thornton
37
8:10
Guthrie, Steven
Aurora
25.5
6:25
Evans. Amy
Thornton
18.5
3:45
Zajac, Val
Thornton
18.5
3:45

Event #1 - Boulder Brass Knuckle Shuffle
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Starters: 27
Finishers: 14
% Finishing Rate: 52%
Goshawk Milers: 11

Name
Where From?
Goshawk? Y/N
Approximate Miles
(If you did not run all)
Finish Time
Engineer, Neeraj
Broomfield
Y
25
5:08
Harsh, Rob
Boulder
Y
25
5:56
Randall, Mike
Austin, TX
Y
25
5:56
Weiss, Elizabeth
Boulder
Y
25
5:56
Lassen, Ryan
Boulder
Y
25
5:56
Kingrey, Kyle
Loveland
Y
25
6:00
Sablik, Anna
Denver
Y
25
6:05
Salvesen, Greg
Boulder
Y
25
6:06
Sherpa John
Thornton
Y
25
6:06
Pfiel, Terri
Boulder
Y
25
6:07
Ahlers, Bill
Arvada
N
24
3:00
Dean, Corky
Golden
N
24
4:45
Zenzinger, Ted
Arvada
N
24
4:58
Grady, Mike
Boulder
N
24
4:59
Blatecky, Andy
Boulder
N
21.4
5:16
Friedman, Jeff
Grand Junction
N
21
5:21
Olsen, Walter
Littleton
N
21
5:21
Frederick, Chrissy
Denver
N
15
3:27
Evans, Amy
Westminster
N
14
3:28
Linney, Jessica
Erie
N
14
3:28
Durst, Dennis
Aurora
N
12
4:33
Coffman, Danni
Montana
N
10.4
2:48
Smiley-Coker Jenn
Denver
N
10.4
2:48
Zajac, Val
Thornton
N
10.4
2:48
Armstrong, Jerry
Broomfield
N
9
2:30
Williams, Brad
Golden
Y
8
1:28
Johnson-Cline, Jenn
Thornton
N
6
??

Current Point Standings

Points Algorithm is as follows: (n) for total miles run, 3 pts for first, 1 pt for last, 10 pts for volunteer day, 2 for (planned) extra miles, (n) for RD discretion based on costumes. Why do the points matter? Stay tuned.   :)


Sherpa John = 189
Randall, Mike = 147
Guthrie, Steven = 99
Lassen, Ryan = 87
Ryberg, Scott = 79
Ahlers, Bill = 65
Durst, Dennis = 62
Engineer, Neeraj = 61

Friedman, Jeff = 58
Harsh, Bob = 58
Olsen, Walter = 57
Zajac, Val = 50
La Force, Garrett = 49
Grady, Mike = 45
La Force, Jeff = 43
Halbig, Ray = 41

DeMarco, Andrew = 38
Brad Bishop = 37
Armstrong, Jerry = 36
Brazier, Drew = 36
Duncan, Todd = 36
Ebel, Jeremy = 36
Evans, Amy = 34
Williams, Becky = 32
Purul, Lisa = 31
Smiley-Coker Jenn = 30

Pfiel, Terri = 28
Dean, Corky = 28
Weiss, Elizabeth = 27
Kingrey, Kyle = 27
Sablik, Anna = 27
Salvesen, Greg = 27
Hill, David = 27
Miller, Terry = 26
Zenzinger, Ted = 24
Stone, Chuck = 23
Blatecky, Andy = 21
Miller, Carley = 20
Rossi, Alberto = 20
Silke = 20

Westensee, Jeff = 19
Olsen, Walter = 19
Frederick, Chrissy = 18
Blazier, Monica = 17
Wolfrum, Ryan = 17
Hodge, Justin = 15
Wirick, Daniel = 15
Frederick, Chrissy = 15
Linney, Jessica = 14
Coffman, Danni = 10

Williams, Brad = 8
Johnson-Cline, Jenn = 6