Saturday, March 31, 2012
199 miles with 34216 feet of vertical
Trail (12 runs) 178 miles, 31261 feet, 35 hours
Track (2) 13 miles, 2 hours
Treadmill (1) 4 miles, 2955 feet, 1 hour
Road (1), 4 miles, 1 hour
Weight room (8), 4 hours
Rest days (15)
42 hours total
Not bad total numbers considering I took half of the month off. Less than a third of Pete's miles for March. And yes, Brownie, a little over half of your 350 but soon my "long" runs will consist of a lot of 1-2 mile per hour climbs up tall mountains, so I'll keep that mileage reasonably low. Only 104 days to Hardrock!
So after hardly being able to run in the last 2 weeks, I got out for a rare mid-Saturday trip to the trails today. It's great to live in such an active town, but damn, was everyone out on the trails today? Was hoping for a quick run at Coyote Ridge. The ranger informs me that there is no parking left. So I cruise up to Soderberg trailhead thinking I'll get in a Towers climb. Soderberg lot full. Horsetooth Rock? Sorry. Finally, I snatch the only available parking spot at Blue Sky trailhead. Not the ideal spot to start from, but I got in a good 9-mile tempo run on the relatively easy terrain of the Blue Sky trail, dodging mountain bikes the whole way. I am looking forward to getting back to my early morning routine where I am the first to the trailhead, and usually still the only car in the lot when I finish.
RIP Caballo Blanco.