Sunday, February 28, 2010
Yuengling vs. Molson
Friday, February 26, 2010
Springs in the news
Best. Weekend. Ever.
This is the night before the Big Head Todd & The Monsters show. That show is gonna be epic, as BHT will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of American Radio, probably their best CD. They're gonna play that album in it's entirety!
Sandwiched in between those two shows is the Golden Gate Dirty Thirty 50K!
Hell, I might even drink a beer or two that weekend...
This is going to be the best weekend ever in my life! At least until July 4th weekend, which will include the Leadville Marathon, Leadville Two Mile High Wrestling Club 5K, and Blues Traveler.
Fri AM - Was supposed to be a rest day but with both Wiley and GZ on the sidelines I had to take advantage of that rare situation. 20 easy miles. OK, just kidding, I slept in and went to C2 yoga. C2 makes me look like a fish out of water since I'm the only non-serious yoga person who goes, but it does wonders for my 75 year old lower back.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
quote of the day
-Frank Coonelly, president of my beloved Pittsburgh Pirates
I'm not the only one who believes!
How many world series will the Buccos win in a row? Five? Six? Glad we can finally put those 600 straight losing seasons behind us and start winning some titles!
Picking out my Boston shoes from the CRC tonight. Probably going with the Nike Lunar Elite, though I'll try on some New Balance and Saucony to make sure. Wish I could make my current Nike Pegasus hold on until April, but those things are coming apart at the seams. After only 563 miles too, good thing I got them on the sale rack for 60 bones.
Heard the next PPRR newsletter is 28 pages. Runner's World is getting scared.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Tues AM - Hit downtown early to get a few bonus miles in, then went over to Bear Creek Park for 2 x 12 minutes hard with 4 minutes RBI. Ended with six 30 second repeats up one of the big hills in the park. Snow and ice made for slow going, but it was still a good effort. 11.8 miles, 1:44.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
HAIL TO PITT!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Awesome story though, especially for someone with an interest in the Boston Marathon. Great description of one of the best races of all time as well as some personal stuff both guys went through after the race.
This morning was the fifth time this year I left the truck at home to run to work. Got an easy 6.8 miles in. Great day to run, as the roads were pretty slick from a minor snowfall. Will hopefully get another 14 in on the long way home - Santa Fe, Shooks, and Bear Creek Park.
This is the final time I'll run to my current office. Next week I'll move over near Memorial Park. I'll probably start running to work once or twice a week, as that location kinda makes it easier to run than drive. All part of my plan to end Kenyan dominance of the distance running world...
Kara is still my favorite Goucher
And yes, C-4, Kara is still my favorite Cartwright as well.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
hooray for free stuff!
If any out of town challengers think they have the cojones to come challenge me, I'll take 'em on a post race tour of the Falcon Trail (12-ish miles of awesome singletrack around the Air Force Academy) before grabbing lunch at King's Chef...
The douchebags at Colorado College won't let us shut the fences on the inside laps of the track anymore, so this workout was all done in lane three.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
AJW, I would like to hear your thoughts on this guy's non-DNF...
John Butler Trio
First weekend of June is going to be epic, as JBT announced they'll be headlining at Red Rocks (with Medeski Martin & Wood and State Radio) on June 4th. So I'll catch that show, run the Golden Gate 50K on Sat morning, then hit Big Head Todd that evening! Woohoo!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Larry & His Flask
Big decision ahead: go to their brew and music fest or stay home for the Garden 10 miler...
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Mile High Music Festival
You can read about my past trips to the place here. I think my favorite blog quote about the place is, "...I think I'll be able to get over it by drinking huge amounts of beer, listening to great music, training on the Hardrock course, and eating three meals a day at Baked in Telluride."
Update: Looks like BIT will rise again! Woohooo!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Rocky Mountain Slam
I'm now signed up for Bighorn, Hardrock, and Leadville. Hopefully I'll do well at all of those and head to the Utah/Idaho border in September for The Bear.
If I finish all those I'll have completed the Rocky Mountain Slam and will enjoy all the money, fame, and beautiful women you get for doing that. Or maybe I'll just get listed on the website, if Mr. Jensen ever decides to update it again...
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I'll be moving into a new house in Old Colorado City near the Red Rock Lounge on the corner of Colorado and 31st. I'm sad to be leaving Manitou but it's only two miles from my old apartment and I'll be much closer to the Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. The hike and bike trail connecting Colo Springs and Manitou will run right by the house, and that construction should begin before memorial day. It's a pretty sweet house and there's an extra room if any of you outta towners need crash space, but that's only until Jenny Barringer accepts my offer to live there.
I'll also be moving my work office over near memorial park in the Springs. It'll get me back to my Knob Hill roots. No big issues with that move, just wondering what to do with my gym membership since I won't be able to go over lunch anymore. After this move I'll probably end up running to and from work several times a week, so that'll save me lots of time (and gas).
11 days in a row, and 25 of the past 26 without a rest day.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Tues AM - Snow and a refreshing 9F at 5AM when I left the house. Ran over to the Manitou track and found it covered in snow. Slipped twice during the first 100 meters so I bailed on the speedwork and ran an easy ten through Manitou, the Garden, and Old Colorado City.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Hardrock or bust!
Hardrock lottery live on twitter!
Saturday, February 06, 2010
John O also told me that Jenny Barringer is moving down here! Woohoo! Now if only Kara Goucher would follow...
Friday, February 05, 2010
Starting to pack for the move to Old Colorado City tonight. Lotsa shit to move. Might need to get some more PBR to make things a little better. Want to get the apartment empty before the drunks come over for Manitou Mardi Gras.
Long run on Saturday, which I'm doing before and after the Nielson Challenge. Probably about 15 miles before, then the two mile time trial, then another six or so home. Plenty of time to recover in time for the Pikes Peak hash.
Sunday morning is the Incline Club, and then some King's Chef. Then it'll just be staring at the Hardrock web page to see what happens. If I get in, I'm gonna skip the super bowl and go join the 2nd annual super bowl protest run, which heads up to Barr Camp during the game.
Fri AM - Easy hour, 6.6 miles.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
HAIL TO PITT!
Sept. 2 —- Thursday — at Utah
Sept. 11 — Saturday — New Hampshire
Sept. 23 —- Thursday —– Miami
Oct. 2 —- Saturday —– FIU
Oct. 9 —— Saturday —- at Notre Dame
All look like easy wins to me.
Thurs AM - Sunrise Striders. Meanest janitor ever kicked us off the CC track, so we did 5 x 5 minutes hard on the Santa Fe trail, 1 minute RBI. Still had some soreness from the Yasso 800s I did on Tuesday, so this workout wasn't all out but still a pretty good effort.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
PPRR bored meeting last night. Unbelievable how much non-running crap goes on in a running club. Insurance issues, city and county park fees, volunteer gimmies, advertising, newsletter stuff, various bills, and some other stuff I think I was asleep for. Bad news for anyone thinking they had a chance to beat one of the more impressive records of the sport though - sounds like they're not gonna have the Earth Day 5K anymore. The course record, a blazing 19:12, is held by yours truly. (FYI, I still hold the age 30 record at the Bandera 100K - 12:32:27 - set back in '06).
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Fear not though! The US Olympic HQ is staying here! I believe the city has now thrown over 30 million at that new downtown building. Who needs public transportation or street lights or police officers, the important thing is keeping the fat ass paper pushers at the olympic bureaucracy happy!
Monday, February 01, 2010
Dear Leadville Trail 100 Family,
Thanks for your registration for the Leadville Trail 100 Run. Your order has been processed. This email is to confirm that you DID intend to enter the LT100 RUN.
There had been some confusion during online registration, so we wanted to confirm that your registration was intended was for the Run Race. Please make this verification process as simple as possible:
If you DID intend to register for theLT100 Run (even if it was one of several that you registered for) – DO NOT respond to this email, do nothing (except get to training!)
If you accidentally registered for the run, email us and let us know, immediately.
Maybe they should raise the rego price so they can get a website that works. Hope the mistake wasn't because Brandon finally realized what he was up against and tried to switch his rego to the 10K...
Did yoga eight times in January for a total of nine hours. Commuted to work three times. Finished one book and started two others. Looking good for my resolutions.
Have to resign from the Manitou parks and rec board tonight due to my upcoming move to Old Colorado City. Served about half my term. Did manage to get ten grand put down on a new trail, so my time there wasn't a total waste.