Sunday, August 16, 2015

Pikes Peak Greenway

12 miles 1:23:21 6:58 average per mile
7:00 am)
Beautiful morning for a run with Justin. It did get a bit warm. Was thankful
for the early start. Legs felt heavy and tired. I wore the heart rate strap for first
time in ages. I was curious to see what it would be. I found it to be pretty
consistent in the 138-142 range. This coming week will look to run a bit more.
I need to build the mileage back up, if I'm going to run well in October.
Avg. HR  137
Max. HR 148
Avg. cadence 181
Avg. stride length 1.28 m
Elevation gain 282
Elevation loss 285

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Barr Trail

11.5 mile 1:57:00
8:45 am) sunny warm
First time running Barr trail in probably 2 years! It was very busy today.
Lots of traffic from the incline nation. This is the big reason I avoid Barr
trail. I'm not a fan. Went up to no name creek then I hit the trail just to
the left. Not sure the name of it. It's a old service road for the utility
company. I took this till the pipeline bridge. Going back down Barr was
a nightmare. Tons of hikers to get around.
It's now time to turn my focus to road running again. Im doing MDI in
October. That's Mount Desert Island in Maine. This will be my last
marathon for 2015. I have already had a busy year. I have run 2 marathons,
1 50k and 2 50 milers. Not bad for a old guy:)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pikes Peak Ultra 50 miler

50 miles 9:23 2nd place
10,600 + vertical gain
Had a great day in the mountains. Very tough course with lots of climbing.
I was in 4th place for the early miles as I went out a little conservative,
knowing it was going to be a long day. I moved into second place just
after 20 miles where I stayed the rest of the day. This was a great event
put on by Well organized, great course markings,
well stocked aid stations and friendly volunteers.
I'm still eating vegetarian. This was my first race as a vegetarian so I was
a bit nervous how it would effect my performance. I think my result
speaks for itself.
Wore Hoka Huakas for the entire 50 miles. Not really the best traction
shoes for technical trails but everything else about them rocks.