Saturday, August 16, 2014

2014 MR340

Completed the 9th annual MR340 this week. Left from Kaw Point in Kansas City, MO on Tuesday morning and arrived in St. Charles, MO on Thursday afternoon - 53 hours and 55 minutes later. It was enough to place 9th out of 166 solo racers. Slept only about an hour in Herman, MO during the entire event. It was a hard race, but also a lot of fun. Aaron Fanetti racing the MR340 in fog.
Aaron Fanetti at the start of the MR340

Monday, July 28, 2014

2014 MFer ("Mostly Flat") 200-mile ride

Completed the 2014 MFer ("mostly flat") ride on Saturday along with Dennis Regelsperger, Beth Sanborn and Mike Bangert. Only did the 200-mile route from Columbia, IL to Grand Tower and back. No takers for really big miles this year,

Aaron Fanetti 2014
Dennis Regelsperger, Beth Sanborn, Mike Bangert and Aaron Fanetti

Monday, June 9, 2014

Kayaking the Mississippi

Completed a one-day, 60-mile kayak trip from Winfield, MO to downtown St. Louis on Sunday with Brian Looper. Got to go through the lock at Alton, IL - an interesting experience on a kayak surrounded by massive barges. Aaron Fanetti and Brian Looper in Winfield, MO Brian Looper going through the lock in Alton IL

Friday, May 30, 2014

2014 Alpine Shop Spring Trail Run Series

Completed the 4 races of the 2014 Alpine Shop's Spring Train Run Series at Castlewood State Park.
  • Race 1: 8/154; 7:28 pace
  • Race 2: 7/141; 7:38 pace
  • Race 3: 10/151; 7:17 pace
  • Race 4: 5/143; 7:17 pace
Aaron Fanetti in the 2014 Alpine Shop Spring Trail Run Series

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Winter Summit of Mt. Washington, 2014

Spent New Year's with Vanessa McKenzie playing in White Mountain National Park up in New Hampshire. Lucked out and had a clear day when we summited Mt. Washington. Temps on the summit were roughly 20 below with winds at around 80 mph. Brrr. Vanessa McKenzie at the summit of Mt Washington

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pere Marquette Trail Run, 2013

Ran the Pere Marquette trail run on Saturday. Very snowy and icy day. Due to the weather it took much longer to drive over there than anticipated - and I missed my start time. I ended up having to run in the last heat which made it a bit more difficult because I had to navigate through quite a bit of traffic during the race. Finished in 1:13. Fun day regardless.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Castlewood 8 Hour, 2013

Ran the Castlewood 8 Hour Adventure Race yesterday with Clayton Cummings. Cold day. My gloves were frozen stiff and was covered in ice after the paddle down the Meramec. We came in 3rd place in our division.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hiking the Buffalo River Trail

Spent a few days down in Arkansas hiking the Buffalo River Trail. The first part of the trail was very overgrown - we were trudging through tick-laden grass up to our waist. Not a lot of fun. After a few miles things opened up and hiking was more enjoyable.

Decent trail, but I think next time I'll go back to paddling it.

Buffalo River Trail trailhead marker Aaron Fanetti hiking the Buffalo River Trail