Pikes Peak Marathon 2008

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Distance 26.2 miles Time 7:05:43 Pace 18:05 Rank 292 of 630 finishers Summit Elevation 14,115 feet Elevation Gain 7,815 feet Route Barr Trail GPS Analysis Strava There are basically 3 ways up Pikes Peak: drive up, take a train up, and hike up. I have driven up a few times. I have taken the train up once — do that … Read More

Are You Ready

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Tomorrow morning. Planning on wearing SPOT so you can live track me. If you haven’t heard, weather is terrible. Snow above treeline. Constant rain. Cold and windy. Conditions are about as bad as they get. They only cancel if lightening. Wearing winter gloves, full TNF Goretex jacket and rights. I thought a rainy Denver Marathon last year was bad. Guess … Read More

Slipknot @ Mayhem Festival / Indianapolis, IN / 2008

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I was a late comer to Slipknot. When I needed motivation for those long runs, Slipknot’s live concert music powered me along. So when I found out they were coming out of hiatus this summer to tour, I was so excited…until I saw the Denver date — July 20th — I had the Leadville 50 that day. SHIT! For a … Read More

Willow Lake

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Distance 13.87 miles Time 8 hr 50 min Elevation Gain 6,230 feet After a year off, Becky AKA B2 has returned to the mountains. So we planned a trip a few weeks ago for today. The plan was to travel south to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Southern Colorado. I haven’t been down there but Becky has just started … Read More

Weekly Training Summary

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Total: 53.67 miles (11:54) 2 weeks until Pikes. Got another solid week in. However, I started the week wanting to get more distance in…like another 70 week but after reading Anton’s latest blog entry, I felt like I needed to shift from quantity to quality. With the family out of town, I figured I could get big runs in over … Read More