Much has happened in the last 3 or 4 weeks. I'll start with a personal best up the frontside of Green.
From my comment on GZ's FTK link from April 28th:
"The body has been a bit compromised due to sleep, stress and the Cheyenne 50K Saturday is still taking a bit of a toll on the legs. I wasn't sure I would time the run as I warmed up, but further realizing the opportunity I decided I would let emotions/sentiment and the heart lead this one!
This was my second time up the frontside (32:07 back in Jan was my first) and I totally wasted too much energy on the first mile running 16:48. I believe 30-40 seconds slower on this mile would have equated to 60-90 seconds faster on the second mile. I was thoroughly hurting once I reached the top in 30:49. I dry heaved up my fruit leather and some foam and stood hunched over for a few minutes. I'm very happy (could have cared less about the split while I was at the top!) to get under 31, but hungry to run the route smarter.
I REALLY enjoyed the run down more than ever today. I just love running in the mountains and I will miss it like crazy for the next 6 or so months while in Iraq. Probably my last TT until December."
I think I am 4 seonds behind Anton's best and 3rd overall. Wish I could have one more go on Green...
I did run up Green that Saturday from my house and then on my Brithday that following Tuesday (May 3rd) I treated myself to a birthdady run up green and and bear from eben g. fine and back with Levi. Running up Bear Pk. is always magnificent. Great day on trails.
|The Birthday Boy on the top of Beark Peak|
|Levi scrambling up the tricky final ascent of Beark Pk|
|My Beautiful wife enjoying fragrant flowers on a blossoming tree in Boulder|
We ended up logging 18 miles and 5k+ of climibing on this perfect day.