Week Summary: Oct 10 – 1610/17/2011
Mon-AM: 1:15, 2500′ ~ Green Mt.
Up and down front. Hiking the whole way.
PM: 1:27, 2600′ ~ Green Mt.
Up and down 3rd access route. Hiking. Great moonrise.
Tue-AM: 1:26, 2600′ ~ Green Mt.
Up 3rd access, down front mellow with Gavin. Massage with Jeff Staron.
PM: 1:27, 2600′ ~ Green Mt.
Up 3rd access, down front. Unfortunately, the full moonrise was obscured by clouds on the horizon.
Wed-AM: 1:26, 2600′ ~ Green Mt.
Up 3rd access and down front again with Gavin. Tired.
PM: 1:27, 2500′ ~ Green Mt.
Up and down front. Cranked out a 32:58 hiking PR ascent. In the dark w/o a headlamp on the way down, so it was slow going.
Thu-AM: 1:58, 2800′ ~ 3rd Flatiron+Green.
Climbed the 3rd with Buzz. He belayed me on the downclimb (SW Chimney), which wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be, and then I continued on to tag the summit of Green. Can’t believe the time change doesn’t happen for another three weeks, I’m tired of the dark mornings.
Fri-AM: 2:19, 3000′ ~ Green Mt.
Up the front and then exploring out towards the south summit of Green and down to Dinosaur Mountain. Involved more awkward 4th Class downclimbing than I’d hoped, but the summit of Dinosaur above Mallory Cave is quite unique.
PM: 1:15, 2500′ ~ Green Mt.
Up and down the front totally in the dark. My legs felt great on the 33:20 ascent and I spent a lot of time on top watching the orange harvest moon rise.
Sat-AM: 1:43, 3600′ ~ Green Mt.
Via Skunk Canyon. After biking over to the base of Skunk Canyon I actually ran the entire 17min approach to the Mesa Trail and the climber’s trail that takes off up from there. The shin was surprisingly pain-free (first running steps I’ve taken on it since last Saturday), so on the way back down I ran all of this same section of trail for a total of ~30min of running on this outing.
PM: 1:18, 2500′ ~ Green Mt.
Up and down front with a hiking PR 32:05 ascent. Legs felt great tonight and I’m not sure it’s possible for me to hike this route any faster. This is only 1:21 off of my absolute PR on the mountain (on a slightly different route), which leads me to believe that my heart/lungs are actually in fairly decent shape but I’m just held back by mechanics right now.
Sun-AM: 1:37, 2800′ ~ Green Mt.
Up and down front. For the first time in weeks I ran the 16min from my doorstep to the base of Amphitheater and then the 13min from the base back home. The shin felt basically fine, but my running stride felt awkward on the pavement. All of my travel on the actual mountain was hiking. The uphill because I can hike it nearly as quickly as running with way less stress on my lower legs; the downhill because the steep downhill is more shock than I’m willing to impart on my shin just yet. Baby steps. I’ll be psyched if I can maintain this 30min/day of running (with copious hiking) through the next week.
PM: 1:22, 2600′ ~ Green Mt.
Up 3rd access and down 1st access. Legs were very solid tonight and I was happy to sneak this outing in before it was fully dark.
Hours: 20hr (1hr of running)
I was rather disheartened earlier in the week when my shin seemed to have regressed several steps, but by the end of the week things had seemed to calm down a bit again. I think I just have to be very careful now to not get too excited and limit any running to just one outing per day, and keep it in the 30min range for at least the next week.
In the meantime, this:
What I’ve been doing, instead of running, for the past two months. From Monday morning 10/17/2011. Cloudy morning, so it was a little dark at first, before the sun made it’s way over the horizon. I cheat a little at the end.