joshuaholmes The Strolling Jim 40 Miler was the very first ultramarathon I ran back in 2010 and the very first ultramarathoner I met there was the great @beth_mccurdy. We met at mile 16 of that race when two bad dogs came after us. She ran her first 100 mile race that following month that helped plant the seed that I wanted to do one which I did about 8 months later. Always great to see Beth at SJ40 before the race and then in the post race food tent when she finally arrives. #RunItFast #StrollingJim #Wartrace 2h

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joshuaholmes This was at mile 23 of The Strolling Jim 40 Miler. This 3rd 'hill' usually breaks the backs of many before leveling off into flats before hitting The Walls at mile 29. This climb has gotten the better of me before, but I was strong on it and throughout on Saturday. #RunItFast #StrollingJim #Wartrace #Tennessee 2d

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joshuaholmes It took me 6 attempts to get a sub-6 hour shirt at The Strolling Jim 40 Miler. Finally did with a 5:55:19 this past weekend. It took me 3 attempts to get a sub-7 hour shirt when I finally did that back in 2013. Good friend and #RunItFast member @run_pharr did it on his first try running a 6:46:14 as a last, long training run for his next 100 miler later this month. Proud of him and all the #RunItFast members that do amazing and inspirational things every weekend across the globe with their legs. 2d

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joshuaholmes Strolling Jim 40 Miler (41.2mi) splits:
Half Marathon - 1:40
20 Miles - 2:40
Half Way - 2:44
25 Miles - 3:22
Marathon - 3:32
30 Miles - 4:09
50K - 4:18
35 Miles - 4:55
40 Miles - 5:44
41.2 Miles - 5:55:18
#RunItFast #StrollingJim
#Wartrace #Tennessee
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joshuaholmes Some of the 40+ #RunItFast members that were at The Strolling Jim 40 Miler yesterday in Wartrace, Tennessee. Such an amazing group of driven runners of all levels. #Wartrace #Tennessee 3d

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joshuaholmes Finished my 6th Strolling Jim 40 Miler (41.2mi) in 5:55:19 finally earning a blue shirt (14th overall). Personal best here by 17 minutes. My goal coming in was sub 6 and a blue shirt so I'm pleased. Always a tough course but I ran well and had a lot of things line up rear allowed me to execute. SJ RD and #RunItFast Steve Durbin in the pic with me. He and his team do an amazing job putting on races. SJ was my very first ultra in 2010. It was started in 1979 by Lazarus Lake. Over 25% of the field was Run It Fast members. #Wartrace #Tennessee 4d

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joshuaholmes Proud to be the first customer through the door of Performance Running of West Tennessee. Jackson's (TN) first dedicated running store owned by #RunItFast member Danny Crossett. Best of luck to Danny and Performance Running of West Tennessee. Ribbon cutting and fun run at 6pm tonight. 5d

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joshuaholmes Mile 12 of the Vol State 500K relay course on the Kentucky/Tennessee border on the road to Union City. #VS500K #RunItFast #Tennessee #Kentucky 5d

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joshuaholmes During the #VS500K on the way to Shelbyville, Tennessee. #RunItFast 6d

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joshuaholmes Walking Papaw's Truckin Runners back from The Rock after they won the inaugural Vol State 500K relay. #VS500K #RunItFast 1w

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joshuaholmes Lazarus Lake created and started The Vol State 500K solo race about 20 years ago. This year he asked me to put together a 2/3/4 person relay race version of that race. I did and it was a blast the past few days watching these teams journey from the banks of the Mississippi River in Missouri 314 miles through Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama before finishing atop Sand Mountain in Georgia. Spending 4 days with Laz tracking the runners was an adventure in itself. #VS500K #RunItFast #Tennessee 1w
  •   solostar13 Hahaha that's so funny bro... I get it now!! 314 though... What a feat!!! Did you end up racing it as well as set up for it josh? @joshuaholmes 1w
  •   medarmygal Awesome !! 1w
  •   joshuaholmes @solostar13 I've done the solo #VS500K that is in July 3x. This was a relay version of that event on the same 314 mi course. I ran a few miles during days with some of the teams but not much. 1w
  •   solostar13 Omg!!! Solo... Dude... How are your legs still functioning? And no knee replacements yet @joshuaholmes 1w
  •   rashinn That's awesome wish I had known more and been able to do it! 1w
  •   shannondene @joshuaholmes you look like your dad here 1w
  •   billbolmeier Yikes 1w
  •   dannabanana123 Awesome ! Oh I need more running friends so I can do races like this ! 1d

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joshuaholmes SLOW: Fast Children At Play! #RunItFast 1w

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joshuaholmes Walking back from The Rock yesterday after the final team finished The Vol State 500K Relay. Such great memories here from my 3 solo 500K finishes, watching other #RunItFast members finish the 500K in prior years, and watching relay teams from the #VS500K Relay finish here over the weekend. The Rock is special and the journey to it is epic all the way from Missouri to Georgia. 1w

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joshuaholmes Yum! Didn't want interstate food so waited couple hours until I could get to #JimmyJohns. #14 #16 #FreakyFast #food #yum 1w

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joshuaholmes Running down and up Monteagle Mountain yesterday to check on the #VS500K Relay teams. Love running on this mountain in #Tennessee. #RunItFast 1w

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joshuaholmes In between waiting for teams to get to The Rock I found myself in the middle of The Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburgh, Tennessee for some Subway. #VS500K #RunItFast #Tennessee 2w

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joshuaholmes Night #3 of $60 hotel rooms with Laz. Fun day of tracking and talking to teams all up and down the course from mile 144 to mile 260. Tomorrow we'll have finishers at The Rock! #VS500K #RunItFast 2w
  •   phenrun When I saw the photo immediately i thought of Barkleys!! lol 2w
  •   joshuaholmes @phenrun Lot of Barkley stories. He is most excited about his new race, A Race for the Ages! 2w
  •   phenrun Can't wait your post about that! 2w
  •   beheiman Little hurt you're splurging for $60 rooms now days 2w
  •   joshuaholmes @beheiman Had to make sure Laz had WiFi. 1w

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joshuaholmes Wartrace Hotel in Wartrace, TN. I'm here testing out their in-house pizza with 'local resident' Lazarus Lake. No joke, what does the Lazmanian Devil order? Devil Wings XXX Hot. The hotel is mile 233 of the Vol State 500K and the start/finish of The Strolling Jim 40 Miler. #VS500K #RunItFast #wartrace #Tennessee 2w

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