Daily Archives: December 2, 2013
Didn’t post last week’s training – pretty routine stuff. 40’ish running, and a good bike ride. I did start working out on the rowing machine and I am surprisingly loving that. It seems to be a great compliment to running and kicks your butt without breaking you down too much. Working my way down to a sub-20 5,000 meter before too long.
This week = holyfreakinghotdamnwheredidthatcomefrom?!?!?
Busted out my biggest ever non-race week with 18.5 hours of running and two rowing sessions. I felt primed to go big and everything worked out as I had a few days off (had to use or loose some vacation), no travel plans, good weather, and good legs. I felt stronger at the end of the week than I did at the beginning.
Monday – 24.4 run
Dropped the kids off at school and ran a couple of loops in the Highlands Ranch backcountry. Cold and miserable day, but the forecast was looking much better later in the week so I got though it.
Had about 90 seconds of sunshine just after dawn, then it went dark for the rest of the day.
Face too frozen to smile.
Tuesday – 5k row, 20.3 run
Rowed early, then got out for a nice long one to Chatfield and back. I was happy with my consistent pace after a creaky first mile.
Wednesday – 22.1
Feeling it now. Calves are thrashed. Ran up Sharptail into a 1,000mph headwind. Had some goober on the lens, but caught this crow bothering a raptor.
Thursday – 12.6 run
Up and out early before dawn to jog an easy 4 and loosen up a little. Then out with the dog for 1.5. After that, we headed to Castle Rock to run in our 7th consecutive Turkey Trot together as a family. I looped back after I finished and walked the last half with my girls. My legs felt ok to run hard, they just wouldn’t go as fast as I wanted. Averaged 6:58.
Friday – 5k row, 11.3 run
Back to work. Steady lunch run.
Saturday – 21.2 run
Met up with Woody, Joe, Jim, and Pat for a long one in the Roxborough area. I jogged over to Sharptail from my house and then ran with the guys up and over Carpenter Peak. I dropped down into Waterton while they continued up to Indian Creek. Fantastic morning for a run and it was great to get out with the guys for a bit. I suffered up the Carpenter climb like I knew I would, but I was super happy with how good I felt otherwise. Wish I had the time to go longer, but had to be home by 11:00 to do lunch and then shoot our family pics.
My daughter teases that I ran out of leg paint.
Gotta take a running mirror shot coming down Waterton.
Nice buck in the canyon.
Decided to take some family pics while our mountain-child was in town with us. Shot this with an 85mm so the camera was a fair distance away. Hitting the timer and then sprinting into position was no easy task for my worked legs.
Sunday – 2.3
Out with the dog, then drove Malcolm back up to Leadville. Felt like I could have done another 20.
Nice sunset over Halo Ridge and Mount of the Holy Cross. Malcolm and I hiked that route back in July. I think most people would like the second shot more than the first, but I really like the light on the ridge in that first one. They were taken 12 minutes apart.
Total – 114.1 run (10,344′ climbing), 0 bike, 10,000 meters rowing, 19:21