• 1h 40m
  • 30.00 miles
  • 18.00 Mi/hr

CCREZ and back... W I N D Y

  • 53m
  • 6.50 miles
  • 08m 09s /Mi





I haven't plugged it much, but for the past two years I have been part of one of the best sub-masters (30-40 AG) 12 man relay teams in... Anywhere. My team Altitude Adjusted, has placed 4th and 3rd in 2006 and 2007 at the Boston Marathon of Running Relay's, The Nike Hood to Coast Relay. It starts at Mt. Hood and finishes on the beach at Seacoast, Oregon - 197 miles. Today, we have just welcomed Mark Dillard to the team. Its a funny thing... although we are in the sub-masters age category... Me, Mark, Clint Boston and our 1st or 2nd fastest marathoner, Steve Krebs are all over 40! Krebs is like 44 or 45! So a FULL 1/3 of our team qualifies to race in the Master's Division... Not only is the Hood to Coast Relay the Boston Marathon of all Relay's, Team Altitude Adjusted is like a 1980s version of the Boston Celtics... Old, but gifted. This year we want to become one of the few teams to break the 20 hour mark... Last year we finished in 20:20. It is hard to field a team of 12 guys and have everything click. There are injuries, subs who don't pan out, guys of varying abilities, technical and logistical conditions, etc. We ran an average of 6:12 per mile for the entire 197 mile course last year! This year, with the addition of Mark, we will go sub 20 and hopefully move up a spot or two in our division! Welcome aboard, Mark!!

  • 2h 50m
  • 52.20 miles
  • 18.42 Mi/hr

Rode to CHAT REZ then East up C470 to DTC North on Inverness and then over to the CC REZ Dam and then down the Cherry Creek trail to Wash Park did a cool down lap and home.

Windy... AVG CAD 75

  • 2h 35m 20s
  • 20.03 miles
  • 07m 46s /Mi

Highline Canal with Dillard

7th 20 miler in this cycle! I starting to feel better too! My legs need a rest though.

Me and Dills ran the first 14 miles right at an 8 min p/m pace and then at mile 14 I pushed the pace a little. I wanted my tired legs to run hard for the last 6 Mile splits from 14 - 20
15 - 7:03 AVG HR 139
16 - 7:00 AVG HR 142
17 - 6:53 AVG HR 150
18 - 6:56 AVG HR 146
19 - 7:00 AVG HR 148
20 - 6:37 AVG HR 156

  • Health data: Sick: 1
  • 1h 27m 30s
  • 27.00 miles
  • 18.51 Mi/hr

Two easy laps at CCREZ

  • 53m
  • 5.70 miles
  • 09m 18s /Mi

Easy run... some strides, but mostly just an easy F4 run.

I love music, but only listen to it in the car sporadically. Generally I listen to the talking heads and the call in shows. Yesterday, I found a CD in a thrift store as I was driving through the high country. Whiskeytown's final album, "Pneumonia" and gave it a few listens. I liked Whiskeytown back in the 90s a bit, but I preferred the alt-country stylings of bands like Uncle Tupelo better. For those of you who don't know, Whiskeytown was balladeer Ryan Adam's first band - before he broke big. Anyway, The weather was dank and I-70 was closed in both directions... At a certain point I pulled over near the top of Loveland Pass and just watched the snow fall in the headlights of the passing cars. I popped a "road soda" and waited for the traffic to move a little faster... Since I only had one CD in the car (yes, I have gazillions of cd's!), and the AM dial was not audible I just sat there and listened to "Pneumonia" over and over. Sometimes that's the only way to "get" a record. Anyway, as it turns out, my mood was primed for sad, beautiful music and a couple of songs stood out. I particularly liked the song, "Jacksonville Skyline" which finished with these aching words: "Somewhere the night sky hangs like a blanket - Shoot it with my cap gun just to make it seem like stars" I love finding music in the junk stores Sit and Listen To the Rain Sit around dream away the place i'm from Used to feel so much, now i just feel numb Could go out tonight but i ain't sure what for Call a friend or two i don't know anymore Sit and listen to the rain Sit and listen to the rain Gonna ride down to the river where it runs Gonna watch tv and pray for decent reruns Sit around and dream away what I've become (dream away what I've become) Used to feel so much now i just feel dumb Sit and listen to the rain Sit and listen to the rain I'll never understand this emptiness I'll never really try to understand i guess I'll never understand this emptiness I'll never really try and understand Try and understand, i guess Sit around, dream away the place i'm from Used to feel so much, now i just feel dumb Could go out tonight, but i ain't sure what for Call a friend or two i don't know anymore Sit and listen to the rain Sit and listen to the rain

  • Health data: Sick: 1
  • 1h 57m
  • 12.80 miles
  • 09m 08s /Mi

Trail run...

Lair O' The Bear...


3000 feet of ascent

Had to make a .6 mile detour... Ramone got lost!

10 more little reasons to VOTE! Photobucket BTW, the image of the homeless guy and the beer sign is not something I agree with... I do not pretend that most homeless people only want to get loaded (but if they choose to or need to, so be it). Instead it is a juxtaposition that hopefully illustrates how stupid the idea is that homeless people choose to live this "lifestyle" and that they are just druggies, crazies and losers. I think it is fair to assume that the poor soul in the photo would prefer to sleep in a warm bed! Be kind.

  • Health data: Sick: 1
  • 46m
  • 15.00 miles
  • 19.57 Mi/hr

Watched NASFERATU: The original 1929 Dracula silent movie... Very cool and spooky.

  • 50m 30s
  • 6.11 miles
  • 08m 16s /Mi

2 laps of the Snug runners course... easy. Tight calves.

  • Health data: Sick: 1
  • 1h 21m
  • 25.00 miles
  • 18.52 Mi/hr

Watched a movie: The Devil Road in on Horseback... About the Darfur Genocide. Watch it... write your congressman.

  • 51m 50s
  • 6.60 miles
  • 07m 51s /Mi

Easy run wash park

Rest day. I may jog and/or spin out on the rollers, but nothing intense planned for today... time to get healthy. 95 miles in a week is 15 miles more than any other 7 day period for me (in the last 5 years). I also had two quality runs (6:25 pace with dills and then a 6:48 pace with headwinds for 14 miles yesterday) plus a 20 miler over the last 3 days. I would like to find a 5K race next week or I may do an Alan Culpepper favorite... 2 x 20 minutes at race pace. 10 days out, I want to do 8 Yassos hopefully all at 2:40-2:49... I may do one more long run... If I do, I'd like to run it with at least 7 miles at race pace. I'm feeling pretty confident. I had an abbreviated training cycle for this marathon (about 6 weeks not counting upcoming taper) but I have run well... My base was good to begin with and I began this cycle on Feb 23 with a 20 miler (6:47 pace) and then two weeks later PR'd in the half marathon distance (6:06 pace). This cycle has been much more difficult than normal for me, however. I had two injuries - albeit they were short-lived - and a nasty chest cold virus that I am almost over. I pushed the envelope for sure... running through my injuries and then upping the ante during my illness with my biggest running week ever. I wouldn't recommend doing this as it has been hell! But I rolled the dice. I didn't have the time to back off training and I risked getting more injured or more sick. I think I dodged a bullet this time! Cycle highlights: 6 x 20 mile runs (longest 22.5) PR in the Half Marathon 1:19:57 2 x 17.2 mile trail runs with 5000 feet of ascent 1 Yasso session 4 800s at less than 2:45 4 weeks of running at over 60 miles - 2 of those over 70 7 day period with 95 miles logged a handful of 12 - 16 mile days with a Lair of the Bear 12 mile trail run Ran the first half of the Marathon course at near race pace Cycle to dos: One more 20 miler - tentative might not do it. Run a <17:30 5K - two weeks out from mary Run 8 yasso 800s (2:40s) - 10 days out from mary Cherry Creek Sneak 5 miler in under <30:00 - 7 days out from mary Last week rest, hydrate, build glycogen stores, rest... stay positive MAY 4th: Run mary in 2:49:59 or better (6:29 pace)!

  • Health data: Sick: 1

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