Adventure Park

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Just down the road from our cabin, there is a ropes course called Brown’s Canyon Adventure Park.  It is a fun diversion right off the highway.  It costs about $55 and takes 2.5 hours to go through the whole course.  My kids love this kind of stuff so we made a morning of it. They have 6 different adventures/courses that … Read More

Pikes Peak Marathon 2015

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Distance 26.2 miles Time 6:40:46 Rank 254 of 769 finishers Summit Elevation 14,115 feet Elevation Gain 7,815 feet Route Barr Trail GPS Analysis Strava With the way they are scheduled, the Leadville Trail 100 and Pikes Peak Marathon fall on the same weekend. But once every 7 years, they diverge and you get them on separate weekends. That happened this … Read More

Mount Harvard (14,423′) & Mount Columbia (14,078′)

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Distance 15.9 miles Moving Time 8 hr 33 min Summit Elevation 14,423 & 14,078 feet Elevation Gain 5,988 feet Route Cottonwood TH GPS Analysis Strava I just needed these two in order to round out the Collegiate Peaks. I had been putting them off because of the negative reviews of Columbia. Seemed like the mountain was a big piece of … Read More

CrossFit Challenge

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This past weekend my gym hosted a CrossFit challenge. Coming from the running world, I compared it to a race. But more of a test of how my fitness and strength were coming along. Folks from other gyms came as well and competed alongside us. It was a healthy sized group of folks. The exact workout isn’t announced until the … Read More

Denver Marathon 2014

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Gave it what I had, and that was not much. 3:56 I had not run Denver since 2009 in my epic pants-shitting Boston-qualifying effort. So I got the bug this fall to run it again mostly just to get back out there in a road marathon. Its been since 2010 since my last road marathon. That was Boston. I crossed … Read More