• 2h 38m
  • 45.20 miles
  • 17.16 Mi/hr

From Breck to to the top of Vail Pass and back. My buddy Drew kicked butt!

  • 41m 37s
  • 6.20 miles
  • 06m 43s /Mi

Firecracker 10K trail race

5th place overall
1st place age group

About 1200 of ascent mostly in the first 3 miles.

Burly run!

  • 2h 40m
  • 50.00 miles
  • 18.75 Mi/hr

Denver Triangle. Warm and windy.

  • 50m 20s
  • 6.51 miles
  • 07m 44s /Mi


First run since the trail race on Sunday. My Quads are still very sore. Hopefully by tomorrow's race they will be somewhat better. And, by Sunday's race, ready to scream. Positive thoughts

Although this was a brick, my transition was about 15-20 minutes so maybe technically it is not a brick. I don't know.

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

From the pond up Deer Creek back to Chatfield and out the back exit and then back to the parking lot

  • 43m
  • 1975.00 meters
  • 02m 11s /100 meters

Gravel Pond.

So someone put a very beautiful bug on my car tonight. Thank you!

Still feeling sore in my quads! Better, but sore. I'll not run again today. I'm thinking of running the Firecracker 10K trail run in Breckenridge on Friday if my running sticks recover. It may be my only run this week besides the run leg of the sprint triathlon that I'm doing in Cheyenne on Sunday - YEE HA, Giddee up, pardner! Feared outlaw, Dick Dime, is rolling into town and his six shooter is locked and loaded! There will be blood in my quest for gold. Don't worry ladies, I'll have time for you!

  • 2h 13m
  • 41.00 miles
  • 18.50 Mi/hr

Down to the Chatfield Dam and back. Hot/windy.

Ugh! My quads are a-screamin' and my feet are still sore too. It looks like another zero-run day for Dime. I guess I'll pop a ride and maybe a swim if I have time. I don't like not running. That trail race cooked me.

  • 1h 08m 30s
  • 20.00 miles
  • 17.52 Mi/hr

Easy spin on the fixed gear after my swim

  • 42m
  • 1975.00 meters
  • 02m 08s /100 meters

The gravel pond

RACE REPORT IS UP! I'm very sore after yesterday's pounding!I haven't felt this worked after a race in a long time. June was awesome: 7 races completed - most ever in a month for me and some great results. Yesterdays 1st place in AG at the USATF Trail Running Championships was just icing on the cake. June: 7 races 1x 1st place overall 4x 1st in AG 1x 2nd in AG 1x 3rd in AG 1x 8th in AG 6/7x top ten overall finish And yesterday's finale: USATF 12K (40-44 AG) champion.

  • 1h 10m 45s
  • 8.07 miles
  • 08m 46s /Mi

USATF 12K Trail Running Championships in Steamboat, CO.

I wanted to do a 10 mile trail race in Breckenridge, but I had the feeling that it was canceled. So I decided to drive out to Steamboat and participate in this intimidating race! So many great athletes... I don't think I saw any recreational runners. This was a lean and mean field of fired up runners.

My expectations were pretty low and I entered in the open field instead of the elite field and I should have taken the step up since money was given to the top 7 finishers and my 13th overall was not that far off. Still I won a fee pair of Vasque shoes!

The course was brutal. Three 4.2 km loops with 800 feet of climbing per loop. The first loop starts out with a 200 meter sprint and then a 400 foot climb in about 1/4 mile @ a 35% grade (straight up the ski hill). I was right behind Last year's champion, Ricky Gates and the legendary, Bernie Boettcher and when Bernie walked, I walked. Actually I was passing people with my walk who looked to be running.

I'll leave the rest of the details for my race report!

13th Place Overall
1st Place AG (USATF 12K Champion 40-44)

  • 20m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 12.00 Mi/hr

A few urban assault miles

  • 1h 10m
  • 7.60 miles
  • 09m 13s /Mi

Slow run with my group. I'm a hurting unit from last nights bike crash. My knee is really banged up and I suffered a hip pointer (with swelling) and road rash to my elbow. My whole left side is in pain. I better take a double dose of bee pollen so that I can heel up in time for tomorrows race!

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