Sunday, February 13, 2011


5000 feet of climbing and 20 miles was the goal for today.  It's really not hard to get that kind of climbing if you want it in the Horsetooth hills.  I added another summit of Horsetooth Rock and Arthurs Rock on a pleasantly mild morning.  A nice change from the 20 below zero temps last week.  Trails are a little slick, but I got by without any extra traction.  After getting denied for Hardrock, I've added the Black Hills 100 to the 2011 schedule.  Should be a beautiful run along the Centennial Trail of South Dakota.

Today's course:
Southridge/Audra Culver/Horsetooth Rock (with Summit)/Soderberg/Spring Creek/Wathen/Westridge/Mill Creek/Howard/Arthurs Rock (with Summit)/Valley/Sawmill/Stout/Spring Creek/Horsetooth Falls

21.06 miles and 5059 feet of climbing (GPS data here)

Pikes Peak a bump on the horizon over 100 miles away from the backside of Horsetooth Rock.

Westridge Trail.


  1. Bummer about HR, but I think you'll love it and should do *very* well there, as the terrain seems to be similar to your bread-and-butter. Excited to see how it turns out!

  2. EDIT: think you'll love 'it' == 'Black Hills 100'

  3. Thanks Mike! Since this is a first-time race, no data on how fast this course might run. A little less climbing than Bighorn, with more singletrack and, hopefully, less mud and snow.

  4. Sounds like a great run Rob. I'm sure the Black Hills race will be great. Jerry and friends put on good events and the area that the trail is in looks awesome. I was hoping to run the 100K there, but due to scheduling conflicts, I'm going with the Big Horn 50m instead. I look forward to hearing your report.