Thursday, April 19, 2018

accolade 23

Had a decent mileage week all planned out after the Lost Creek hike.  But on Tuesday morning, as the dog and I were out on our morning walk, a large and ferocious looking pitbull came up to us.  And he followed us, periodically running into the street.  Friendliest dog ever.  Obviously belongs to someone.  And I was afraid he was going to get hit by a car.  So now this dog lives in our backyard while I try to locate his owner.

Monday - run commute 23, CityRock 61.

Tuesday - 5k dog hike, bike commute 20, CityRock 62.

Wednesday - 2.8 mile dog hike, run commute 24.

Thursday - accolade 23.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Refrigerator Gulch

Good week of training.

Run - 46 miles
Ride - 64 miles
Hike - 18 miles
CityRock - three trips
Accolade - zilch

The highlight was a Sat/Sun overnight hike we did at Lost Creek Wilderness, rucking 7.5 miles in to Refrigerator Gulch, spending the night, and walking out the next morning.  Great time, even if it did get a bit chilly on Sat night.  We are planning a big three day/two night trip in Lost Creek over Memorial Day, our last overnighter before we leave on the Colorado Trail.

After the hike we enjoyed a well earned late lunch at the famous Bucksnort Saloon.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

incline 10

Friday night incline.  Poor weather forecast, so hardly anyone else was over there, but it was actually quite pleasant.  Straight up and straight back down, I think coming down is a great hiker workout.

Friday, April 13, 2018


Monday - 2.5 mile hike with the dog followed by bike commute 18.  CityRock 58 at lunch.

Tuesday - 5k hike in the Garden, five mile run to work, 4.2 mile run home.  CityRock 59 at lunch.

Wednesday - 2.6 mile dog hike, run commute 22.  5.5 miles to work via Sondermann Park, 3.2 miles back.  Then rode over to Red Leg.

Thursday - a bit hungover.  Nothing before work, nothing but junk food for lunch.  2.4 mile dog hike and a 13 mile ride after work.

Friday - 6 x 400m at the track, untimed.  Followed by bike commute 19, CityRock 60.

Not feeling very motivated this week after shitting the bed at Platte River.  We are headed to Lost Creek Wilderness this weekend, I'll try to get the effort up a bit next week.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Platte River Half

I guess I can no longer consider myself a sub 90 halfer as I failed miserably at Platte River.  Things just weren't there mentally or physically on Sunday, and combined with a terrible headwind I just completely gave up around mile six.  1:43:38.  If there is one thing I'm good at nowadays it's throwing in the towel.  I either hit that goal or don't even come remotely close.

At least I got to try a new brewery, 38 State (it was delicious!) and visit one of my favorites, Living The Dream.  So the day wasn't a complete disaster.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

week in review

Pretty good week.  Been battling some low grade crud that I'm trying, but not having much luck, to get rid of before Platte River on Sunday.

Run - 40 miles
Ride - 26 miles
Hike - 16 miles
CityRock - six times
Accolade - one time

Winter came back on Saturday and it was 23F for our morning dog walk in Stratton Open Space.  The dog still had a blast.

Then went for an eight mile run in the Garden.  Love that place.

Friday, April 06, 2018


Got my lazy ass out of bed this morning for 6 x 200m.  Starting to enjoy that workout, but I realize I need to lengthen those repeats someday.

Biked to work (bike commute 17) in shorts and warm weather.  It is currently (1:30PM) snowing.

Small turnout at Adult Bouldering League last night.  Here's the team picture:

Thursday, April 05, 2018

run commute 20

Sunday - either drunk or hungover the entire weekend in no small part because of a friend from El Paso who was visiting, but he wanted to do the Incline so we knocked it out.  Number nine on the year for me, number one in his life for him.

Monday - 2.8 mile dog hike followed by run commute 19.  4.3 miles each way.  A few lackluster fartleks thrown in for good measure.  CityRock 53 at lunch.

Tuesday - bike commute 16.  6.7 miles to work, eleven miles home.  CityRock 54 at lunch.

Wednesday - 5k dog hike in the early AM.  Run commute 20.  4.3 there, 5.6 miles home.  CityRock 55 at lunch.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018


Run - 133 miles
Ride - 219 miles
Hike - 79 miles
CityRock - 19 trips
Accolade - 5 trips

Finished the month on 18 run commutes and 15 bike commutes.

March included the Salida Marathon, a sub 18 5k, and the Tour de Left Hand, pretty awesome month.

Monday, April 02, 2018

week in review

Low week.  Need to get back at it.

Run - 21 miles
Bike - 19 miles
Hike - 15 miles
CityRock - five trips
Accolade - one trip

Had a friend from El Paso pay us a visit so most of the weekend was spent boozing, with a Friday night trip to Murphy's and the Saturday hash pub crawl over in Knob Hill.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

CityRock 50

Slowly getting back to normal after the Hops & Handrails bike binge.  Monday was a recovery day.  Tuesday and Wednesday were run to work.  CityRock on Tues and Wed as well.

I'll get a post up about the bike tour soon.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

run commute 16

Monday - three mile AM hike with the dog, followed by run commute 15.  40 minutes to and from work.  Would like to start to get that number up to 60 minutes, but I'm already getting up at 4:40AM and I'm having trouble finding the time.  And the dog won't let me cut down her hour plus hike.

Tuesday - bike commute 14.  Six miles to work, three miles home.  CityRock 45 at lunch.  Hit up Trails End in the evening, and the guy who has the record for bikepacking the Colorado Trail was there.  He did it in just over three days.  Or about the amount of zero days we are taking in Salida.

Wednesday - 75 minute dog hike in the Garden followed by run commute 16.  CityRock 46 at lunch.

Thursday - 60 minute dog hike followed by a trip to Accolade.  CityRock at lunch.

Finished the MTI Teton Grand Traverse program just before Salida and I'm getting ready to start the Peak Bagger program that Shad has suffered through in the past.  Just some different stuff to get ready for the big hike.  This program includes lots of step ups, which I will do on a 19 inch step I have at the house or, if I have the time, head over to the Incline.

Speaking of the big hike, $100 has a timer on her phone and we have less than three months until we leave.

Luckily for us, Buddy Guy is coming to town 2.9 months from now!

Monday, March 19, 2018

week in review

Run - 27 miles
Bike - 42 miles
Hike - 21 miles
CityRock - four trips
Accolade - one visit

Not great numbers.  But a V4 and a sub 18, I'll take it.