Run: Mount Elbert (9.45 mi)

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The Fuller Family finally got a break in the schedule so we have been in Leadville all week. This gives me a good opportunity to run quality stuff each day. I did a nice evening loop of Turquoise Lake the other night in the clockwise direction which felt like a sin. Been hitting Powerline over lunch. But this morning, I was ready to get up on top of the state for the first 14er of the summer. Went on Friday morning to avoid the weekend crowds. Got started and quickly was power hiking. My lungs are not there yet. But I tied my time from last summer 2 weeks after WS100 without working too hard. So I was the highest person in Colorado for a few minutes. That’s saying something. Up in 2, down in 1. Met Bob S up top randomly. Had fun running back down with him. Made the descent go quick.

Mount Elbert

Mount Elbert

Mount Elbert

Mount Elbert

I went 9.45 miles with an elevation gain of 4,624 feet in 03:00:21, which is an average pace of 19:05. View my GPS data on Garmin Connect.