Week Summary: Sept 26 – Oct 210/03/2011
Mon-AM: 1:25, 2500′
Green Mt. up and down Amp-Gman. Shin was more tight today than usual. Too much running with it over the weekend. Exhausted all day after too many days in a row with little sleep.
Tue-AM: 1:20, 2500′
Green Mt. up and down Amp-Gman. Beautiful fall morning.
PM: 1:26, 2800′
Green Mt. up 3rd with Jeff. Shin only allowed me to hike on the way down (probably much to Jeff’s frustration), but our slower pace allowed Aron to catch up with us back down in the parking lot. Perfect fall evening.
Wed-AM: 2:36, 3000′
2nd Flatiron+Green Mt. Cruised up the 2nd Flattie w/ Buzz and then continued on up to the summit.
PM: 2:19, 4000′
3rd Flatiron+Green Mt. Hit the Third with Jenny and then continued on up to the summit. Summer-like day pushing 90F.
Thu-AM: 1:31, 2800′
Green Mt. up and down Third. Got out with Scottie this morning and showed him the hiking skills I’ve been honing. It’s frustrating, I think I’m actually in fairly good shape right now (cardiovascularly), I just can’t quite run! Awesome overcast, cool fall morning.
PM: 1:24, 2800′
Green Mt. up and down Third. Nice hard effort this evening, 40:45 from Chat. Not sure why the vert is consistently more on this route–I guess there are a couple of rollers on the route that add up?
Fri-AM: 1:50, 4000′
Green Mt.+2nd Flatiron. Went up and down the 3rd route, climbed the 2nd Flatiron then went up to behind the 1st Flatiron and down Saddle-Amp. Ran all of the descents today, which was definitely notable. Ridiculously agonizing massage with Jeff Staron in the afternoon. I can say with certainty that I’ve never been in more prolonged acute pain than when Jeff works on my shin.
Sat-AM: 1:05, 2800′
Green Mt. up 3rd and down front with Jeff, Homie and Brandon. Awesome morning out with some great guys. Ran the whole Bluebell Rd approach and then the whole way down, too. Shin seems to be moving in the right direction?
PM: 1:04, 2800′
Green Mt. up and down 3rd. Super-encouraging outing, best my shin has felt since it started acting up again. Maybe all the massage pain yesterday was worth it? Time trial type effort on the way up.
Sun-AM: 1:06, 2800′
Green Mt. up 3rd and down Gman-Amp. Shin continued to feel good, same as last night. Ran a good bit of the approach to the 3rd and then ran all the way down. Still some twinges and favoring for sure, but hugely improved from just a couple days ago.
PM: 1:04, 2800′
Green Mt. up 3rd and down G-SR-Amp.
The week started out a bit shaky after probably overdoing it on the shin last weekend, but I still got out for a lot of hiking vert. The back end of the week has been quite good since the massage with Jeff Staron on Friday. The shin is still superficially sore to the touch from his work, but the function is far improved. Now is the time to just try and remain disciplined and not negate any healing with my zeal for the mountains. This is especially tough because the absolutely stellar autumn weather continues here on the northern Front Range. This next week will be interesting as I’ll be down in Rico, CO on the west side of the San Juan mountains. This is certainly an incredibly scenic area–part of the best in the state, in my opinion–but I’ll probably be spending most of my time underground in a mine…hoping to tag some early early morning summits, though. There look to be plenty of enticing options right from town, even if it requires charging up some interpretive fell-lines.
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