Tag Archive for Alaska

Crow Pass Crossing Report

I’d be lying if I said I went into crow pass crossing 100% confident of running under 3 hours 5 minutes. Between an early season injury and race week sore/flat legs I just didn’t feel like my ducks were in a row for a stellar performance. After Lake Sonoma 50 I suffered set back after set back. It started with some…

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Mt Marathon Reflection

It was promised to be the most competitive field of runners ever assembled for Mount Marathon. The 3.1 mile race has always been the largest of the mountain running grand prix, but with the addition of Kilian Jornet and other notable international athletes, Alaskans were ready to put up their fight against the best in 2015. I’ve never been the strongest…

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Training Summary 3-2-15

Things are more or less back to normal on the training front. After pulling off 100 miles with a decent amount of quality and seeing my HR at various paces I can comfortably say that I am back to full capacity. The weather has been all over the place lately, making running around my apartment kind of tricky due to…

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Training Summary 2-22-15

Week 2 at full running capacity. My foot remains to be sore, but hasn’t hampered my running in any way. I was hoping for to put in 110 miles or so this past week, but ended up taking Thursday afternoon off, and missed part of my Wednesday night mileage. Those two losses resulted in me only managing a hair under…

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Training Summary 2-16-15

Well things are finally on the mend I suppose. The tendons in my foot appear to be healing fast enough that I can get out and run, so I have been taking full advantage of this odd winter we are having in Alaska this year! 50F in February up here is absolute insanity and has created some interesting running/training conditions…

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Racing

  2016 Race Schedule Distance 2016 Result April 12th Beat Beethoven 5K 3.1 1st – 16:06 May 21st Annihilator 6.2 1st – 48:20 – CR July 4th Mount Marathon 3.1 26th – 51:30 July 26th Crow Pass Crossing 22 3rd – 3hrs 2min  Aug 20th Squamish 50 50 4th – 8hrs 58min Sep 20th Equinox Marathon 26.2   Nov 6th Moab…

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About AJ Schirack

TNF50 – AJ Schirack     Running between Pioneer Peak and Eklutna Crow Pass Crossing – AJ Schirack   I’m an ultra distance trail athlete living and training in Alaska enjoying long runs in the mountains and big vertical. I drink copious amounts of coffee, always get my serving of beer and I go through training partners about as fast as…

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