Miles: 69 mi
Summits: S. Boulder, Bear Peak
Notes: Recovery Week
Mon: 15mi; Treadmill; (Really friggin' cold outside.) I rarely run on the treadmill. I don't hate it...but it's definitely not "running" in the way I think about. It can be quality training, despite the fact the treadmill automatically turns off after 1hr. How can you get a solid run in one hour? Treadmill engineers are NOT athletes. I was running next to this older lady...and when my 1hr was up, she looked at my treadmill and I turned it back on to run another hour. Like the treadmill police, she started looking around for staff or another runner to rat on me. I was so uncomfortable...I didnt want another confrontation with gym staff like I did one other time in a 24hr fitness because I was "training" and a coach was walking alongside while I was swimming. I got off the treadmill and walked to another open machine, far away from the treadmill police. Having said that, I find some enjoyment in cranking up the treadmill to crazy speeds and running really fast miles...in that way, I think it is great training. I might even use that to help build some efficiency and turn-over in the next couple months.
Tue: Holy crap, still so very cold...I took a rest day trying to use the conditions to my advantage.
|Mesa Trail "Top 10" Trails in US according to Trail Runner Mag last year|
|Don't eat yellow snow, but Rasberry flavor is actually pretty good|
|Shadow Canyon Vertical|
|S. Boulder Peak; 8,500' ish|
|North East to Boulder from Bear's west side|