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Jemez Knockin and More Toenail Polish Needed

Planning. Emails. Phone Calls. Jemez.

Excited? Yeah baby!

The Jemez adventure is now just over a week away and has a few unique aspects for me:

  • Jemez 50 km will be my first high-altitude mountain race. (course flyover)
  • I will be running, hiking, and maybe crawling through this adventure with good friend and ultra newbie, David P. This will be his first run of any type above 30 km! The dude is going huge! Β Stride for stride we will be.

Training Memories

The last couple months since the Grasslands half mary have really been filled with many special run experiences.

A crazy fun trail run with Hamlin J. and Patton G., followed by a dash into the ice cold lake.

David P. and I building some strength and endurance.

Enjoying the greening of Spring and some majestic images.

Being a part of Bill's 59 mile day.

Sitting in the back of Matt C.'s truck after finishing a great trail run at one of the highest locations in the Dallas area. As the storm continued to get closer the skies looked like this. It was time to roll! (Photo: courtesy of Esteban Glas

Flatlander Altitude Training Hack

When you don’t live at altitude or own a bazillion dollar Altitude Tent, you have to get creative.

Those 20 mile runs were interesting...

Balance of Power – Another Princess in the Family

Within the last couple weeks, we found out Griffin is going to have a little sister! Excited family here…well….Griffin did say when we found out the sex, “but I want a boy!” He has recently been talking about our “little princess” so things are trending up.

Those feet look ready to keep up with her big brother!

Let the Experience Begin

Jemez 50 km will be my longest race in over a year. Crazy! My heart lives in the ultra distances so I am extremely grateful to have a body with the confidence to journey the distance and a rockstar family that supports my adventures.

Let’s play!

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

8 Responses to “Jemez Knockin and More Toenail Polish Needed”

  1. on 11 May 2011 at 1:29 pm Steve - Midland, Texas

    Hey David, great to see this and congrats on the future new addition to the family. I’ll be there as well for my first attempt at this beast, the 50 miler. Good luck to you man!

  2. on 11 May 2011 at 2:35 pm Sarah

    Best of luck to you! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

  3. on 11 May 2011 at 4:02 pm Porta-pot bob

    Good luck to you both, I’ll be there in spirit!

  4. on 12 May 2011 at 2:02 pm David Hanenburg

    Steve – Thanks dude! Jemez is going to be special. Have a great 50 miler experience. Hopefully see you out on the trails.

    Sarah – Thanks! πŸ™‚

    PPB – Thanks dude! Enjoy your family adventure as well…look forward to hearing about it.

  5. on 17 May 2011 at 7:10 am Sandy Powell

    Best of luck at Jemez! I’m the captain at Guaje/Mitchell aid Station (at the top of your first big climb and then again on the way back to the finish). Bring lots of sunscreen and let me know if you have any food favorites you’d like us to haul up to the aid station! See you Saturday!

  6. on 17 May 2011 at 11:16 am David Hanenburg

    Sandy – Thanks so much for supporting all of us throughout the day! Look forward to seeing you…twice (hopefully). πŸ™‚

  7. on 18 May 2011 at 2:47 pm David P

    Climbs??? Hanenburg told me this was a flat course! πŸ™‚

    Sandy – I’ll add my thanks to you and all of the volunteers too! Can’t wait to hit the trail!

  8. on 23 May 2011 at 11:00 am David Hanenburg

    Well DP, I think we confirmed it is not a flat course. πŸ™‚