First 10 mile run for Kailie, Ethan and Chris of Desert Christian Cross Country Team

Posted in Running on July 25, 2015 by claypatten

Took the team out to SF at the PCT and ran east or south toward Mexico.  The runners mentioned above ran their first ever 10 mile run AND did it in the mountains.  I had 8.3 miles of hard effort.

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Epic Ride 93 miles 9279 ft elevation 15.9mph

Posted in Running on July 25, 2015 by claypatten

I rode out Pine Cyn to Nenach and back, rode down Munz Rd and back up, met up with WB Wiggs and together we attacked a segment Johnson Summit Climb from ELR.  It is a 2% avg elevation gain going north on Johnson Rd from Elizabeth Lake Road.  Brad Wiggs took the first pull,  we averaged 19.3 mph and got the KOM in 4:09 besting the last KOM of 4:18.

We then rode down San Fransisquito to a gravel-dirt road that had patches of nice road inbetween SF and Lake Hughes Rd.  We then rode back up Lake Hughes Rd and back down Johnson to the Aqueduct and home.

It was nice meeting Brad and talking to him, we had previously only connected commenting on Strava.

Update 2015

Posted in Running on July 19, 2015 by claypatten

What is happening?

Kendall is asleep right now and it’s 12:30pm on a Sunday afternoon.  She is a nurse working the night shift at AV hospital in the ICU.  She misses the Clayve people as she does not get to work out that often.

Zac is completing his officer training in Alabama.  He wrote to us and told us he was chosen to be a field commander over 47 cadets.  He is finding the small things in life to be enjoyable like a clean pair of socks and a clean T-shirt.

Victoria has one more week at her summer intensive Ballet training in Pittsburgh,  She face timed me yesterday and told me all about her paddle boarding experience.   I found a 3 bedroom 2 bath condo for her and she picked 2 roommates for the next year of the graduate program.  She will be home for the month of August.

I ran with the kids from the Desert Christian Cross Country program yesterday up to Grass Mountain.  I am trying to get them all on Strava.  Still doing Strava challenges.  This morning I rode up Godde twice actually it is my RR 12 course from 70th west up to the top then down to 60th then up Godde to ELR and back again.  I rode it in 45:25 my fastest time is 44:58.  I then did it again.  My times up Godde were 11:41 (no wind) and 12:21 (a small breeze).  I am just not recovering very quickly.  Still sore from last Tuesday’s workout.

Watching the Tour de France,  watching Jordan Speith and his quest for his 3rd Major this year, the British Open.  He is only 1 shot back with one round to go tomorrow.  Severe wind delayed the tournament.  Kind of funny watching balls move on their own before the players putt them.

Bike ride to Baden Powell Hike up Baden Powell Bike ride back home

Posted in Running on July 4, 2015 by claypatten

100.4 miles on the bike  7.8 miles hiking.

Christian Powers and I left my house at 5:30am  had a nice peaceful ride on July 4.  Met up with our sag support vehicle at 8:32 am a mile or so from Jackson Lake.

Kendall and Anaiz and my dogs Aurora and Mizuno  were along for support and for the hike.  We started the hike right after 10am and took our time.  Had croissants and apple strudel, Gatorade apple juice and water for breakfast before the hike as well as after the hike stowed our bikes in the van while hiking.  Met up with the Stutelberg family on the way down the mountain.

Christian and I were not looking forward to climbing back out to Mtn High from Vincent Gap but we did it and make good time down the mountain to Valyermo. 20 miles of downhill then just 30 miles to get back home from Valyermo and that is when we hit stiff headwinds all the way to Palmdale and on to QH.   It was very hard to keep pushing into the wind when you are very tired.  Stopped at McDonalds 25th east and Ave S and got a $1 ice cold Coke  reminded me how good Ginger Ale tasted when I ran the Nanny Goat 100 miler.  Pushed on to home and arrived just past 5:30  12 hours from when I started this morning.


Romeo and Juliet pictures preview

Posted in Running on June 21, 2015 by claypatten

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more senior pics

Posted in Running on June 21, 2015 by claypatten

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JUNE Strava Challenges

Posted in Running on June 21, 2015 by claypatten

Dipsea   6,600ft of climbing in 3 weeks ended June 14.  Completed 7264  110%

Climb for Nepal Run  Climb 2212 meters June 1-30  As of June 21st completed 3323  150%

Climb for Nepal Cycling  Climb 8848 meters June 1-30  As of June 21st completed  8895  100%

Beat the Sun  Run 148km June 1-21  Completed today with a 14.7 mile trail run w Mizi   100%

10K  Run in June  completed

13.1  Run in June  completed today

Gran Fondo 115  has yet to be completed (still have 9 days left in June)


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