Monthly Archives: July 2009

Leadville Training Run

Got up on the LT100 course for the first time this year.  Enjoyed a perfect thunderstorm-free Colorado day on the trails.  Ran out-and-back along Turquoise Lake and over Sugarloaf Pass.  34 miles in 7 hours at a low-medium effort.

Capped off my biggest training week ever with 101 miles running+25 on the bike for a total of 19.5 hours.  If Leadville doesn’t go well next month, it’s not going to be due to lack of training!

Here are some pics from the day.

Gotta love the dudes that named this one.  Eh, lets call it...  Massive!  Mount Massive, 14,421.  2nd highest in CO.

Gotta love the dudes that named this one. Eh, let's call it... Massive! Mount Massive, 14,421'. 2nd highest in CO.

First climb of the day.  Time to test out the lungs.

First climb. Time to test out the lungs.

The shoreline of Turquoise Lake.  Beautiful place.

The shoreline of Turquoise Lake. Beautiful place.

Heading up the Colorado Trail/Continental Divide Trail.

Heading up the Colorado Trail/Continental Divide Trail.

Crossing over a full stream.  Has been a wet spring/summer this year.

Crossing over a full stream. Has been a wet spring/summer this year.

Ho-hum.  Typical AWESOME view.

Ho-hum. Typical AWESOME view.

Up and over the pass.  There were a handful of other runners and bikers out getting their miles in before next months races.

Up and over the pass. There were a handful of other runners and bikers out getting their miles in before next month's races.

The powerline descent.  Bomb it if ya got the quads.

The powerline descent. Bomb it if ya got the quads.

Looking down on Turquoise Lake and May Queen Campground.

Looking down on Turquoise Lake and May Queen Campground.

Indeed.

Yep.

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