Thursday, December 30, 2010
Widespread Panic tonight. First time seeing them in a non-festival setting. Hoping to hit Elk Mountain and Wynkoop on the way there, but mother nature might make that tough. Someone let me know how the weather in Denver is...
Good heads up from Footfeathers on some of the cool beer happenings over the past year. Definitely gotta get me some of this in January:
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thinking about heading up to Denver to check out the radical reels tour which doesn't come to the Springs.
Anywho, this year's CS show is on March 5th. The other CO dates are here.
Ugh. Thank god they were slow because of the watch and not all the beer I drank last night while watching Pitt kick the crap out of UConn.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Hope to go over 3650 at the CRC happy hour run on Wednesday.
124 guys broke 2:10 in the marathon over the past year. I wasn't one of 'em. Neither was Mr. Top American. Hell, I was pissed when TA said he couldn't get me a discount on my Denver Post subscription, but I guess he's upset about his employer's new favorite marathoner.
In fact, he really hasn't talked college hoops with me since this happened a few years ago:
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Received an e-mail yesterday from the Mt. Lemmon Marathon. Turns out the Blue Ridge Marathon in Virginia also bills itself as the world's toughest road marathon. And to settle the debate, the BRM is offering free rego to anyone who finished Lemmon.
Unfortunately, the race is the same weekend I was hoping to go back to the Grand Canyon.
Looks like it would run about 800 bones once airfare/hotel/rental car/booze is factored in to run Blue Ridge. Less than half of that for the Grand Canyon trip.
Might come down to the Hardrock lottery. If I'm headed to Silverton in July, I'll need the longer run. If not, maybe I'll go cross Virginia off my 50 states list...
Thursday, December 23, 2010
More info on the challenge is over on Wiley's blog. We both google image searched green monster, and while he went with something lame, I'll go with this:
My goal for 2011 is 100 pints. It will be, by far, the most vegetables I've consumed in a year.
3579 miles on the year, with a few more up and down the Incline tonight. Slowly reeling in 3650.
This Sunday some of us are gonna run the final portion of the Pikes Peak Fat Ass. Meet at Memorial Park at 8AM if you're interested. Intemann Trail to Red Rock Canyon to my house.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Ten miles total, bringing 2010 to 3557 miles. 93 to go...
Thanks to Nick and the FoCo peeps for the awesome fat ass on Saturday. I wussed out and did the marathon route. My longest run since the Bear had been 90 minutes, and after taking 3.5 hours to climb up to Arthur Rock, I just didn't feel like I wanted to run for another four hours. Awesome trails out there though, had a great time exploring some new singletrack and seeing old and new friends out there.
Friday, December 17, 2010
And since the town went out and got itself a new marathon, the Arkansas River Bluegrass Marathon, they had to add a new bar to accommodate all those extra miles. But for the life of me I can't remember the name of it. It's dog themed, pretty cool place, and I think it starts with an "L." It's right next to the Victoria, even closer to the hostel. Free beer to the person who is able to figure out what the name is...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Oct TBA - Burnet Road Challenge
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Planning on doing eight on the way home, which will take me past the 10-per-day average I'm chasing. Next week takes me to Durango, where I'll run a ton of miles between my hotel and the Ska Brewery, as well as the big FoCo Fat Ass 30ish miler on Saturday. So 3650 miles is looking like it'll happen.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
But I can't really make fun of fat, lazy people today. Instead of my normal Monday morning run I slept in. Stuck at 3380 miles on the year. Need to run 10.8 a day for the rest of the month to hit 3650. Will be tough this week with the PPRR meeting and the CRC holiday party.
Ricks ran 2:22:43 at CIM over the weekend. BLOS ran 3:30:53 in Vegas, but was obviously slacking so he'd have something in the tank for the Brett Michaels concert at the finish line.
The RW calculator says I'm in shape to run 2:57:09 in NOLA based off Rock Canyon. Still have some work to do, but it's a good start...
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
3351 miles on the year. Hope to be caught up to the 10 a day average on Sunday. Not feeling physically or mentally 100% right now, so I'm doubting I'll get the PR on Saturday that I think I'm in shape for. Especially now that Jesse has fallen to his vicious bout of vaginitis and will not be showing up.
Yeowza, just read that 700 are signed up for the the half marathon, and registration has closed!
The deal-of-the-day over at the Gazette is a $30 certificate from the Colorado Mountain Brewery for $15. Grab it here. For those of you coming down in January for the PP Fat Ass, it could be a good catch since CMB is on your way home. Might help ease the sting of the ass kickin' that South CRUD will be dishing out that day. As far as Springs breweries go, CMB isn't nearly on par with Bristol, Trinity, or Black Fox. But by Boulder/Denver/FoCo micro standards it's pretty good...
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
He also did this back when he played for TCU. Gotta love the Pitt guys crushing the spirits of the Longhorns!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Your thoughts on banditing???
Turkey weekend will start in a few hours. The schedule, if anyone wants to join us:
6PM - Judge Baldwin's
8PM - 127 Hours at Kimball's
10PM - Murphy's
7AM - Incline with the Sunrise Striders
6PM - Incline Happy Hour
7PM - turkey & gin festival at The Royal Tavern
10AM - Backyard Brawl at the Red Rock Lounte
Noon - black Friday at Trinity
7:30PM - Wine & Cheese Party
1PM - Oscar's
4:20PM - Sancho's Broken Arrow (the place and time were JP's idea, that stinkin' hippie!)
8PM - Michael Franti & Spearhead
8AM - Incline Club first run of the season
8PM - Lukas Nelson at the Triple Nickel
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Now at 3263 miles on the year. Seven miles short of the magical 10 per day average. Hope to catch up over the holiday weekend, if I don't end up drinking myself to death first.
PM - 4 miles, 43 minutes. With the dog. Wanted to go further here, but a horrible lunch I had was still hanging out in my stomach.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
-Peter Gilmore, in an awesome article over here.
Yes, I stole it from Pre's Mustache, who is finally off his duff and updating his blog again.
And here's a nice blast from the past, believe it was the Warda (TX) Cardiac 44 miler many, many moons ago. The $10 I spent on that cotton Lovejoy's shirt has to be the best purchase of my life, although the hat has lasted longer so far. Please feel free to make rude comments about Meredith's weight...
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Oddly enough, my heel has been getting much better since I gave up FB...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
No update on the Springs guy suing the city for riding into the back of a vehicle...
There's also this nugget about Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom joining forces. The new venture will be called CraftWorks. I suppose I'll check it out if they change the name of the local Rock Bottom, but I was never impressed enough with the old place to drive all the way to the east side.
Head over to Southside Johnny's tonight to support a good cause, and it's also the best place in town if you're looking for a mid-50s, thrice divorced lady to take home.
Since I'm ripping off the Gazette, our village has been named the most religious city in America. Maybe Ryan Hall will move here to train. Other than Portland, that list could pretty much serve as the "top 20 cities nobody wants to party in" list as well.
Found out that the pace required to finish the San Antonio half marathon before the 7 hour cutoff is 32:03 per mile. To finish Leadville at the cutoff you have to average 18 minutes per mile. Hardrock requires 28:48.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Any ideas of what this is and how to make it go away? Resting is not an option...
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Cheyenne Canon road run this morning. Up to the top in 47:07. 8.5 miles total. Beautiful morning. Gonna miss doing this run every Thursday morning. Think after NOLA I'll just go there weekly by myself.
Might hafta take a sabbatical from the Thursday Incline happy hour. Tonight I hafta bail to watch my Pitt Panthers crush UConn. Then the next eight weeks have me at some special dog training class. Think I might switch to Friday nights for the time being...
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
If you ask me any questions as to how hard a course this is going to be, you are disqualified from attending. If you have to ask, you can't do it.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
52 degrees at the track at 6AM on November 9th. Hooray for global warming!
Sunday - Nice 10-ish miler (I ran some bonus miles after the race to make sure of this) with Rick H and Jesse from my place through Red Rock Canyon, Section 16, Bear Creek Park, and Stratton Open Space. Then it was time for the Cheyenne Canon Hill Climb, a 6K up a monster hill from the Starsmore Discovery Center to Helen Hunt Falls. Not a very motivating race for me, I was expecting a lot more but just couldn't get the legs going. Solid, but slow. Tried to rally at every kilometer sign, but today just wasn't my day. Finished in 41:50. Last year I had taken September off and then cranked it up during October and ran 36 minutes. Took October off this year, and I could feel a big difference. But I'll get there...
Celebrated afterwards with all the Laughing Lab you could drink! Holly finished with $100, her first race.
Monday, November 08, 2010
-Terry Peavler, pres of the Chaffee County Search & Rescue
Article on Frog Rock in today's Gazette can be seen here. My motivation to raft the numbers has gone way down since learning about this section of the river. I'll stick to the Gorge, or even better yet, Brown's canyon. Or Cherry Creek in Denver.
I was talking to someone after the race about beer. I told him of my quest to get a growler from every Colorado brewery (hard to do, since more and more keep popping up). He heard I had about 40 growlers so far.
He said, "where do you keep them all."
"In the kitchen."
"You're not married I see..."
Friday, November 05, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Lunch: 45 minutes at the rock gym. Hit a V1 and a couple of V0's. Much better than yesterday. The usual push ups/sit ups/pull ups as well.
Monday, November 01, 2010
Nick and I are in negotiations for the first bet of next season. A combined NOLA/Salida bet. I want an hour, he's trying to lowball me. JMock is also in for the Big Easy. If many more COers sign up for NOLA, they might have to rename it the Front Range marathon...
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Rest day today. Carpooled with $100 to complete the month of October without driving to work. Wanted to take the bus, but $100 made me ride with her so she could park in the special carpool lot at the hospital. I can be bribed with bacon pretty easily.
Picked up a pair of NB 507 at the CRC for an upcoming cross country race I'm doing (I can wear them for short road races as well). Very light, could be the final step towards busting 13 in the 5K.
Found out the Lampanelli show is at the Comedy Works South venue tonight. Changes the brewery plan a bit. Now deciding on one of three close pubs:
Bull & Bush (the top choice, but it might be too far away with the traffic)
Rock Bottom Englewood
CB & Potts (probably where we'll end up, since it's the closest)
Not the biggest fan of the chain breweries, but since I'm trying to visit every brewery in Colorado, it's a necessary evil to visit them. I will say I was surprisingly impressed with the brews at the new BJ's in Colo Springs (even though the beer is made in Boulder and trucked down here).
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Thurs AM - easy run with the Sunrise Striders. 8.8 miles, 1:15. Costume run, I ran as Bob Marley.
One more day to commute and it's an easy one - taking the bus to work tomorrow, then having $100 pick me up as we head to Denver to catch Lisa Lampanelli. Maybe a new brewery on that trip as well...
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I was having a drink and I noticed a pretty woman looking at me across the bar. So I gather the nerve to get up and offer to buy her a drink. She accepted and we talked for a while. We really seemed to be hitting it off, joking, laughing and good flirting. After a few more drinks in me I asked if we could go to her place. She said "I can't right now I'm on my menstral cycle". I replied "Thats OK I got my moped right outside, I will follow you!"
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
15 minute warm up. 2 x 1600m in 6:15 and 6:14, hitting 800m in 3:09 both times. Then 2 x 800m in 3:04. 30 minute cool down.
Not the best workout ever but I'll chalk it up to the wind and being at the track for the first time in a while. Look for those times to improve.
Nice quite from an ex-girlfriend in the recent Clarence Thomas controversy.
"Clarence became not the person I knew when I first met him," she said, adding that he "drank to excess" when they first met and might have been a "raving alcoholic" at that time. When he gave up alcohol, she said, he became "angry, short-tempered, asexual" and obsessive with ambition and what she called "weird things," such as long runs in the dark before dawn."
What's so weird about long runs in the dark before dawn?
Monday, October 25, 2010
Decided I'm gonna go 2:54 at NOLA. That number is screaming at me since it would be a new PR and an automatic qualifier for NYC. Not too much of a stretch, I thought that was what I was gonna run at Boston before I got hurt.
Will be finishing up this week running to work each day (going one month of not using my truck for work), probably hit around 70 miles. Then it's time to start hitting the track and doing some shorter races. I should probably find some 5K and lose to Brandon, that motivation served me well during training for Leadville.
Sitting at 2953 miles for the year. Averaging 9.9 miles a day for the year. Should be able to finish out 2010 averaging at least 10 a day...
Today's morning run was an easy 7.1 miles in an hour. Crazy wind storm last night, lots of tree branches all over the place.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
1. Fast Eddy, 8:40
2. Rick H, 9:55
3. jt, 12:40
4. Paul D, DNF
Good times at the party, great to see everyone again. Not sure what's up next on the eating front. Pancakes seem to be leading the rumor mill. But I'm going to start pushing for a milk challenge. And one of these days CRUD will finally get around to doing a beer mile...
I weighed my dump a few hours after the challenge, but it came in at a very disappointing .9 pounds.
In other news, I can't figure out how to turn off this underline thing on blogger...