Perfect weather today. Roads had dried up and the sun was out. I don’t enjoy that cool wind though. My clothing selection because literally 2x harder trying to figure out the shirt to wear. Long or short sleeve? Jacket? Oh, summer — why do you have to leave me. I headed out and kept a fast cadence. This seems to be my recovery mode — short fast steps. However, my pace was really fast for as slow as my effort was. There might be something to that. After a few miles, I was able to open the stride back up. Feels so good to be running again after the race.
I got out on my loop and realized I needed a pit stop. Damn it. I haven’t been right all week frankly. Since the race. Not sure if I did something prior or I am just messed up afterward. So I cut it short and headed home. Was really thinking of running twice this today but this was probably for the better. Race tomorrow plus it is recovery week — not month. I don’t have time for that. Feel like I need to run some fucking hills this weekend to prepare for next weekend’s event — that I just didn’t talk about.
Tonight was the big premiere of Race Across the Sky. I had posted the trailer of this month ago. I met up with JV for the show. If my man-crush is on Anton, then Jeff’s is on Lance. Jeff is a former bike racer who has competed against Lance — back in the day…pre-cancer. The showing was sold-out here — mostly because there are a lot of LT100 racers in the area that came to see the movie about themselves! When some random racer would be shown on screen, you would hear a small section of the theater start cheering. Yep, that guy was sitting over there with his family. So it was a silver screen debut for many.
Jeff also “starred” in the movie. We saw him standing on the side of Pipeline outbound. Then once again on Pipeline inbound. I hope the fame doesn’t go to his head. Dude, you were just in a movie with Lance! Natalee was at the movie in Indy. Apparently, a few people at her show even in the Midwest. Brownie had to make tough fashion choices but he made it to the showing in the Springs — PBR in hand.
Overall, it was a good show — if you are into biking, racing, or other endurance challenges. However, it felt like such a shame that the bike race took all the glory. There was only one mention of the run — by Lance — where he said “that is just crazy”. Leadville to me is synonymous with running — not biking. But to each, his own. Seeing people get their bracelets cut at 4 hours was terrible — but c’mon…its 4 hours! Imagine having it cut after 30 hours of running! It was fun to relieve the experience of racing in the Leadville community through the movie. All I could think was — let’s get it on! LT100 2010 — THE RUN — is just too far away. Surely, I can use the time to train but I am excited for the adventure, the pain, the suffering, the joy, and the buckle.
I went 5.81 miles with an elevation gain of 244 feet in 00:45:08, which is an average pace of 07:46. View my GPS data.