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Weekly Summary: Jan 24-30 & Jan Totals01/30/2011

01-24-2011Mon-AM: 14 miles (2:20) Bear & Green, 4200′Great run up my two favorite mountains. Fern Canyon is in excellent shape right now with great Microspike conditions above the Nebelhorn Saddle. Legs felt good the whole run.PM: 8 miles (1:02) Kittredge FieldsJogged to the field, did…

Hardrock 100 Applicants List01/26/2011

Island Lake as seen from ~13k’ Grant-Swamp Pass on the Hardrock Course. Photo: Klas Eklof. The Hardrock 100 is, in my opinion, the most aesthetically-pure long-course mountain race in the country, maybe the world (UTMB is likely up there, too).  Tons of vertical, outlandish scenery,…

Weekly Summary: Jan 17-2301/23/2011

Foreshortened Green Mt. from the mouth of Skunk Canyon. 01-17-2011Mon-AM: 14 miles (2:11) Green Mt., 3000′Overnight Chinook winds turned all the ice/snow to soft mush which made for very slow trail conditions.PM: 12 miles (1:28) BHS Track3mi warm-up then: 2x2mi+1mi @ 10:59 (5:31, 5:28), 10:53…

Weekly Summary: Jan 10-1601/18/2011

01-10-2011Mon-AM: 12 miles (2:14) Green Mt., 3000′Up and down Gregory-Ranger.  There was a solid foot of fresh snow this morning and it was +3F.  These things mean I had the mountain all to myself, breaking fresh trail the whole way and not seeing another soul…

Quick Posterior Wrap-Up01/16/2011

It was an excellent day down in Manitou/Colorado Springs for a long run in the mountains.  The first annual Ponderous Posterior Pikes Peak 50K ended up drawing somewhere between 50 and 90 runners across the three distances (a big range, I know, but I’m sure…

Ponderous Posterior Pikes Peak 50K01/13/2011

Saturday’s backdrop and playground. Just a final reminder for the Fat Ass 50K occurring down in Manitou/Colorado Springs this weekend. There will be three waves of starts: 7am, 8am and 9am from JT’s house at 321 N. 31st Street in Old Colorado City.  The idea…

2011 Racing Plans01/12/2011

First, I want to announce that Scott Jurek, Geoff Roes, Dave Mackey and myself will be part of a casual, largely informal social gathering of the Boulder Trail Runners at Sherpas on 825 Walnut St. here in Boulder tomorrow (Thursday, January 13th) evening at 6:00pm….

Weekly Summary: Jan 3-901/10/2011

01-03-2011Mon-AM: 13 miles (2:06) Green Mt., 3000′Up back and down Bear Cyn with Joe and Scott.  NW ridge was more packed out than yesterday and we enjoyed classic winter trail conditions all-around.  Some great sunshine, too.PM: 10 miles (1:17) Golf Course-Old Tale LoopLegs felt good…

Frequently Asked Questions01/05/2011

From time to time I get a fair number of repeat questions in the Comments sections of my blog posts.  So, as one such commenter suggested a while back, I thought it would make some sense to answer a lot of these questions, once and…

Weekly Summary: Dec 27-Jan 201/03/2011

12-27-2010Mon-AM: 13 miles (2:01) Green Mt., 3000′Up back and down 1st Flatiron with Scott after running down to the grocery store first.  Crazily mild weather morning but some significant bluster on the summit.PM: 9 miles (1:30) Green Mt., 2700′Up back and down 1st Flatiron again…