Miles: 43 mi
Notes: Had a scheduled medical procedure done this week, which required several days off...Therefore, it's a recovery week just in time for Christmas! A big snow storm hit us Thursday as well. I'm posting this knowing I'm totally done for the week. Merry Christmas!
|El Dorado Springs, CO|
Monday: 15 mi; 2,150' vertical; El Dorado Springs Canyon, Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista. I did this ridiculous training session 24hrs ago at Red Rocks Amphitheatre...I woke up with a pretty banged up body. My lower legs took the brunt of it.... I slept in later and awoke to snowfall. Through El Dorado Canyon I ran...it was a beautiful day. Temps in the 20s with light snowfall. The light dusting of fresh snow covered the ice so traction was a challenge. I turned around after the first 5 minutes to get my microspikes. After that, it was all perfect. Just a great run...
|Fowler Trail to Eldo Canyon|
|Fossilized ripples of a prehistoric sea floor...when dinosaurs roamed this same area...|
|Above El Dorado Springs|
|Vertical from Fowler Trail looking South|
Tues: 18 mi; Dry Creek Trail; Ran a solid clip @ 7:46/mi avg pace and kept the heart rate under 150. A light dusting of snow covered the ground. I could tell I was the first person out there because the trail was completely clear of tracks. This was somewhat strange because it was almost 9:30am. Stanley Lake was the turn-around and as I came up on the lake, the water was so still it looked like glass. It was so clear...I wish my camera had better settings so I could show you the landscape portrait I enjoyed that morning.
|From Malory Cave Trail looking east over S. Boulder|
|Mesa Trail @ Bluestem|
|"Flatirons" up close|
|Merry Christmas from Colorado! (San Diego Transplants)|