18scholz Name: Monica Scholz
City: Jerseyville
State: Ontario
Country: Canada

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Nationality: Canadian
Occupation: lawyer
Birthday: June 26, 1967
Age: 36
T-Shirt: medium
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Number of Years Running: 7
Number of Marathons and 50k's: approx. 25

Qualifying Standard(s) I Meet-
Badwater 135, 2002, 38:33
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50 mile races-None.
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100km races-
100km-Jul/98 - Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. (approx. 14 hours)
Jul/99 - Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. (approx. 12 hours)
Apr/02 - GTUR, Toronto, Ont. (approx. 10 hours)

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100mi races-
Apr/99 - Umstead, Raleigh, NC
Jun/99 - Mohican, Loudonville, OH
Sep/99 - Haliburton, Haliburton Forest, Ont.
Oct/99 - Arkansas Traveller, Lake Sylvia, AR
Feb/00 - Rocky Racoon, Huntsvilee, TX (21:44:43, 28th of 91, 3rd F)
Apr/00 - Umstead, Raleigh, NC (22:31, 11th of 54, 2nd F)
Apr/00 - Lost Soul, Lethbridge, AB (29:40:38, 5th of 9, 1st F)
May/00 - Massanutten, Front Royal, VA (34:06:17, 42nd of 61, 6th F)
Jun/00 - Old Dominion, Woodstock, VA (23:45:03, 34th of 65, 2nd F)
Jun/00 - Mohican, Loudonville, OH (23:29:07, 14th of 57, 2nd F)
Jun/00 - Western States, Squaw Valley, CA (26:58:59, 105th of 222, 13th F)
Jul/00 - Vermont, Woodstock, VT (21:36:19, 44th of 157, 9th F)
Jul/00 - Mt. Rushmore, Rapid City, SD (30:21:25, 5th of 22, 2nd F)
Aug/00 - Leadville, Leadville, CO (27:37:39, 72nd of 175, 13th F)
Sep/00 - Haliburton, Haliburton Forest, Ont. (23:42:28, 5th of 27, 1st F)
Sep/00 - Wasatch, Salt Lake City, UT (30:18:19, 48th of 125, 6th F)
Sep/00 - Angeles Crest, Wrightwood, CA (27:39:06, 43rd of 108, 2nd F)
Oct/00 - Arkansas Traveller, Lake Sylvia, AR (22:15:57, 21st of 93, 5th F)
Oct/00 - Heartland, Cassoday, KS (23:18:16, 8th of 23, 1st F)
Dec/00 - Ancient Oaks, Titusville, FL (23:30:55, 2nd of 7, 1st F)
Jan/01 - HURT, Oahu, HI (34:23, 5th of 8, 1st F)
Feb/01 - Rocky Racoon, Huntsville, TX (19:35:45, 18th of 94, 2nd F)
Feb/01 - Susitna, Big Lake, AK (38:34, 18th of 94, 2nd F)
Apr/01 - Umstead, Raleigh, NC (21:19:51, 3rd of 42, 1st F)
May/01 - Massanutten, Front Royal, VA (29:37:30, 24th of 75, 3rd F)
May/01 - Sulphur Springs, Ancaster, Ont. (24:37:40, 6th of 16, 2nd F)
Jun/01 - Old Dominion, Woodstock, VA (21:28:41, 7th of 70, 3rd F)
Jun/01 - Mohican, Loudonville, OH (21:43:23, 6th of 52, 2nd F)
Jun/01 - Western States, Squaw Valley, OH (23:53:57, 87th of 267, 11th F)
Jul/01 - Vermont, Woodstock, VT (20:26:20, 24th of 174, 5th F)
Jul/01 - Mt. Rushmore, Rapid City, SD (approx.29:30, 1st F)
Aug/01 - Leadville, Leadville, CO (27:07:50, 67th of 166, 12th F)
Aug/01 - Cascade Crest, Easton, WA (27:25, 14th of 34, 2nd F)
Sep/01 - Haliburton, Haliburton Forest, Ont. (22:18:20, 4th of 25, 2nd F)
Sep/01 - Superior Trail, Silver Bay, MN (28:53:28, 14th of 34, 2nd F)
Sep/01 - KISS, Hector, NY ( 1st of 3, 1st F)
Sep/01 - Angeles Crest, Wrightwood, CA (27:40)
Sep/01 - Arkansas Traveller, Lake Sylvia, AR (21:56, 16th overall)
Oct/01 - Heartland, Cassoday, KS (20:32, 1st F)
Nov/01 - Dan Rossi, Sherrodsville, OH (18:46, 1st of 6, 1st F)
Nov/01 - Canadian Rockies, West Bragg Creek, Alb. (1 of 1, 1st F)
Dec/01 - Ancient Oaks, Titusville, FL (22:23, 1st of 3, 1st F)
Dec/01 - San Diego, Lake Morena, CA (25:51, 5th of 8, 1st F)
Jan/02 - HURT, Oahu, HI (33:53,
Apr/02 - Umstead, Raleigh, NC (20:41, 16th overall, 3rd F)
Jun/02 - Western States, Squaw Valley, CA (25:04, 95th overall)
Aug/02 - Leadville, Leadville, CO (28:29, 111th overall)
Sep/02 - Haliburton, Haliburton, Ont.(22:03, 4th overall, 1st F)
Oct/02 - Heartland, Cassoday, KS (20:11, 8th overall, 2nd F)
Dec/02 - Ancient Oaks, Titusville, FL (20:53, 1st overall)
Jan/03 - HURT, Oahu, HI (30:53, 4th overall, 1st F)
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100mi+ races-
Jul/02 - Badwater 135, 38:33, 3rd F
Nov/02 - San Diego One Day, 127.25 miles, 1st overall

Previous Badwater Racing Experience: 2002 - 38:33,3rd F
Previous Badwater Crewing Experience: None
Previous Badwater Clinic Experience: None
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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

Under 40 hours based upon my 2002 finishing time.
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My Weirdest Experience:

My weirdest ultra experience occurred in February 2001 at the Susitna 100 in Big Lake, Alaska. The weather conditions were quite mild during the day, with the result that we were running through slushy snow and our feet got soaked. This wasn't too bad during the day when it was warm but then in the evening it got bitterly cold. Much of the field of competitors had to be evacuated by bush plane with frostbite and hypothermia. I got frostbite on one of my toes but managed to keep running nonetheless. I ran in the last 10 miles with another lawyer from Anchorage which proved very delightful. We were both tired after 38 hours running but managed to have alot of laughs notwithstanding. We were both hallucinating and found that we'd hallucinate the same things. For example, Jenn would say, "Hey Monica, why do you figure that monkey in the shining armour is hanging out on the side of the trail?" I'd see the same monkey and told her he's probably cheering us on. It was weird but alot of fun.
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

San Diego One Day. 24 hours around a track proved to be the most daunting mental and physical challenge I've ever experienced. Staying focussed and injury free proved to be tough. I had never ran a 24 hour race in earnest before but was cajoled into giving this race a try by RD John Metz who tempted me by pointing out the relatively "soft" Canadian female track record of 113 miles. Got through it with alot of encouragement from John and several other friends and had a wonderful time.
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Why I Run Ultras:

I like the time alone doing something physically exerting. I also like the sort of people that you meet at ultras. Very different from the marathon or triathlon scene, both of which I had participated in previously
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

Badwater became my favourite race when I ran it last year. I made alot of mistakes which I would like to try to correct this year.
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:

I completed the entire President's Choice Triathlon series in Ontario in 1997. I'm sorry but I do not have my times readily available.
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Media that I will represent or write for:

No.
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Media that will cover my experience in this race:

No.
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The Charity that I will represent and raise funds for is:

Not confirmed at this time.
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Do I speak English?: yes
Does my crew speak English?: yes
Will I hike Mt. Whitney after the race?: yes
Do I know that I need a Permit to hike on Mt. Whitney?: yes