The Ultra Experience

Here's to the adventures of my life which are usually ultra marathon trail running or fly fishing but may include other trips, experiences, thoughts, opinions, or pretty much whatever I want. As co-founder of Altra Footwear my life and adventures seemingly revolve more around developing and promoting the best footwear in the world...and I love it!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim






The annual Sojourners Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim run was a blast. There were only six of us this year yet we had a blast. Participants : Brian(Me!), Golden, Mike, Danny, Justin, and Derek. Needless to say the run went well. At Phantom ranch (mile 16) Justin and Derek informed us that 16 miles was the furthest they had ever run. hahaha We all had a great laugh about that. Little did they know how hard the next 8 miles would be. Mike, the sleeping one, who is a 2hr 23min marathoner FINALLY grew to respect the ultra distance as Golden and I crushed him the last three miles out of the canyon. My very supportive wife who drove around the canyon was there to great me when we finished. Although I felt great during and after the run, in hind sight I pushed it way too hard with Squaw Peak 50 in only 8 days. Either way it was awesome. Next year I want to do the Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim. Anyway...happy trails.

2 comments:

Danny said...

I think if Squaw Peak would have been this weekend you would have placed a little higher than you did. All the same, you ran really well out of the canyon.

Tim Looney said...

How long did it take you?