Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chubby Cheeks IV

It's time to start tacking on roman numerals to this annual event.  Not quite the number of runners as usual with only 3 actually finishing the full El Chubbo Grande 50K, but below zero temps didn't stop the Chubster train from rolling on.  Of course, now a week later it's back to t-shirt running weather.  Thanks to Nick and family for hosting the party once again and huge props to everyone that tackled any of the frozen Chubby trails last Saturday.  I believe I got 1st place on the Kid's Fun Run course.

Brian and Debra pushing on up the climb.

Clarkie taking on the Horsetooth slopes.

Lewis basking in the pleasantly frigid Horsetooth summit air.

It didn't take long to warm up to the news that I would be Hardrocking for a third straight year.  I will be looking for redemption on the "easy" clock-wise route that did me in two years ago.  I've already got the race plan in place and if things go right I should kiss the rock in 33:44.  That probably won't even put me in the top 50 next year against this stacked field.

I'll be back!


  1. I might have been glad I was out of town during the Chubster this year when I saw the weather forecast :) Congrats on getting into Hardrock!

  2. Should I expect a big year end pop in HT summits? (or did you already win)

    1. 160 today and I believe Nick is sitting at 151 and also sitting in the UK for the rest of the year. Looks like I get to coast it in to the finish line.

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