• 1h 40m
  • 23.00 miles
  • 13.80 Mi/hr

This was hard.

I did something incredible and I did something incredibly stupid.

Incredible: I rode my fixed gear bike from the parking lot near the East Vail Exit to the parking lot of the Vail Pass rest stop! 2400 feet of climbing. Low speed of 4.6 miles per hour.

Incredibly stupid: I rode my fixed gear bike down Vail Pass without brakes at over 30 miles per hour. If you have done the Triple Bypass, you know where the bike trail goes beneath I-70... those turns are narly and without brakes to slow you down, scary as hell!

  • 45m
  • 5.60 miles
  • 08m 02s /Mi

Brick immediately after bike.

Dropped the TT bike off at the bike shop last night... New more aggressive bars and set up (thanks to Chris Purrington via Chris McCormick), new rear dérailleur and chain, new cables, full tune-up etc. Hopefully all this translates into a sound a$$ whoopin' of Mark the DillPickle at the Big Sky Duathlon on June 7th! I was MIA for the Barking Dog Duathlon and Mark was faster than a speeding piece of cake! On his heels was the bike riding phenom, Kilo Dave. This time, DD plans on being present with rested and healthy running sticks! I'm putting it out there: I am bringing the HEAT!

  • 1h 50m
  • 12.10 miles
  • 09m 05s /Mi

Lair O' the Bear trail run.
2900 feet of ascent
I pretty much jogged this today. My legs felt pretty good for having raced yesterday. Now though I feel a tight dull pain on the outside of my upper thigh below my hip. I think I'll back off a little for a few days.

Race report is up!

  • 37m 23s
  • 6.25 miles
  • 05m 59s /Mi

No PR today.
4th in Age out of 368
Gender: 241 out of 21620

A little disappointed in my time. I was on track to break 37:00 though 5 miles but wasn't tough enough to finish the race well. I totally faded on the last mile.

Overall though, I'm happy. I'm still just 3 weeks removed from my marathon and I have been dealing with an injury that even as late as last night, kept today's race in doubt.

Good effort, not great but I will take it.

mile 1:
mile 2:
mile 3:
mile 4:
mile 5:
mile 6:
net time:
6:02 (based on net time)

  • 1h 13m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 16.44 Mi/hr

Spun out the legs this evening on the urban assault vehicle. My verve-nerve was very tight today. I hope that I can loosen it up in the morning before the race!

This can go either way for me. I feel fit and healthy and mentally capable of going under 37:00 but I just am not too confident in my leg. It is still very sore and tight. I was encouraged on Thursday when I ran a 38 minute 6 mile fun/run/time trial on a very windy day.

I guess the first mile or two will set the tone. If I can go out and nail a 5:40 mile one and a 5:50 mile two, I just need to maintain a 6 minute per mile pace through the hills of 3 and 4... keep it together on 5 and surge on 6 and I should get there. Last year though, I got some bad side stitches at mile 2-5 and in 2005 my shoe untied and I ran with curled toes to keep my shoe from falling off...
Screw it, I'm going to finish off this glass of wine, hit the sack and wake up early and I will get loose. It's going to be a beautiful day to race.

  • 20m
  • 2.00 miles
  • 10m /Mi

easy running with some short strides @ F4

WARNING BOLDER BOULDER Ok, I'm sorry... I know this is coming at you last minute and sheet, but that's how we roll in Dimeland. Here's the PSA: AVOID SECTION 110 after the Bolder Boulder 10K on Monday!!! I REPEAT, AVOID SECTION 110!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED Seriously, If you are annoyed by grown men who act and talk like drunken sailors and drink like frat boys in a pirate costumes, then by all means go to a different section. Mark Dillard and Dick Dime and a few other brave BT souls plan to convene for a little post race hi-fiving and beer diving in the sorry and cursed land known as Section 110. Save your soul and don't venture to this part of the stadium. There are thousands of other places to partake in family fun. But remember, if you choose to venture into our no-man's land, you do so at your peril. And as always remember what a wise 6 year old girl told me last year: "when your legs get tired, run with your heart." And especially remember the troops! Bring them home now, give them real and unlimited health care including mental health care and a REAL education... with stipends, living expenses and admission to any school they qualify to attend - for free! Cut the Sh*t and put your money where your mouth is... yeah, I'm speaking to you Mr. "I had better things to do" so I'll take 5 deferments, Cheney, and to you, Mr. "I no pee in cup, me run-away behind daddy (deserter) and not go veetnaaam war", Bush and to you Mr. "I had a boil on my a$$ so I got a pass Limbaugh and the rest of the neo-CONS!!! Remember why we are at war and at what cost! Take the bus or car pool if you can! Cheers, Dick mfing Dime

  • 2h 50m
  • 46.50 miles
  • 16.41 Mi/hr

Rode down to the Chatfield Pond on the Urban Assault bike then swam and ran and rode back home with Dills.

  • 32m 20s
  • 4.00 miles
  • 08m 05s /Mi

Ran nice and easy after the swim. Mostly to warm up; I was freezing!

  • 43m
  • 1900.00 meters
  • 02m 16s /100 meters

a little faster than on Wednesday (by about 3 minutes).

  • 1h 20m
  • 18.25 miles
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Urban assault miles (to be continued)

  • 1h 07m
  • 8.00 miles
  • 08m 23s /Mi

Ran up the Boulder Canyon from 6th along the river... Boulder: is beautiful. If Fort Collins had 1/2 of a clue, they would look closely at how Boulder can grow and maintain it's beautiful environment without turning itself into Federal Boulevard.

  • 38m 20s
  • 6.10 miles
  • 06m 17s /Mi

Ran with the fella's from Altitude Adjusted (Hood to Coast Team). I ran pretty well. I haven't ran this hard since the marathon almost 3 weeks ago. This was a great tune-up/test. My verve-nerve was pretty quiet, but the flexibility in my left leg was pretty much non-existent. I could feel my right leg forcefully propelling forward, but my left leg was dragging.
Hopefully by the race on Monday I will be closer to normal and I will be able to run hard!

Overall, a great effort and it was fun to hang out with the team.

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