Monday, March 25, 2024


The SAR midterm went well.  I get to continue on.  Even made it onto their social media page, that's me in the middle with the long sleeve green shirt.

After some celebratory Red Leg brews, we headed up to Fort Collins to see moe.  Great show!  Still haven't seen them play Moth but we got an excellent Happy Hour Hero to make up for it.

Continue to get in the miles as I can.  SAR takes up a ton of time right now, and Mookie is in two classes, so at times the workouts take a back seat.

run - 36 miles, six hours

ride - 55 miles, five hours

hike - 26 miles, 11.5 hours

Monday, March 18, 2024


Pretty light week due to missing two days thanks to snow.  Did get in a solid ten miler on the Garden roads on Sunday.

run - 31.5 miles, 5.5 hours

ride - 14 miles, 86 minutes

hike - 18.5 miles, 7.5 hours

Westfax Brewing is moving along, hopefully they'll be open soon.  Two blocks from my house.

Got to dogsit on Saturday.  Good times.

Pretty excited for this.  Mookie has never been to WP and he is looking forward to his visit.

SAR midterm is Wednesday.  We'll see if I get to continue.

Friday, March 15, 2024


We just finished up a late season wallop of snow.  Started Wednesday around midnight and went on and off until Friday late morning.  Thursday was a wet and heavy snow, rare for this area, and Friday turned back to the light and fluffy stuff we're used to.  Fossil survived, in case anyone was worried.

I was out shoveling the sidewalk early Friday and a car slid off 31st street and got stuck.  The driver, a younger kid, got out and started trying to dig out using an ice scraper.  A neighbor and I dug him out, and he said he was going to continue on to Breckenridge.  Hope he made it.

The snow seems to have passed, but it's going to take a while to melt out.  Not a whole lot of running/biking over the next few days.

Friday, March 08, 2024

more snow

Mon - easy 6.5 mile run on the Garden roads, then 18 miles on the bike to/from SAR school.

Tues - bike commute 19.  7.5 there, ten back.  

Wed - run commute 16.  5.8 there, 4.1 back.  

Thurs - run commute 17.  Five there, 6.4 back.  Frigging snowed on the run home.  Spring will never get here.

Fri - Mook and I got up Iron Mountain for the 20th time this year in the cold and dark and snow.  He said the conditions were perfect and I needed to quit whining.

And my 20th bike commute on the year.  Straight to/from as I'm over this weather.  Also renewed my CityRock membership for another year at a cost of $680.  Most painful gym day of the year.  35th trip to the climbing gym on the year.

Due to SAR and a dog nose class I will be missing this year's Run Through Time, I believe only the third time I won't cross the finish.  Probably a good thing for all the volunteers as I'd be close to 6.5 hours on that course right now.  Still heading down to my favorite mountain town this weekend, hope to be at Tres Litros around 8:30PM on Saturday.

Monday, March 04, 2024

Spring Runoff

Mon - easy 7.5 miles on the Garden trails in the AM, bike commute to SAR in the evening.

Tues - bike commute 17.  Six there, six back.  

Wed - run commute 14.  Five there, 3.6 back.  CityRock 30 at lunch.

Thurs - had to drop $100 at the airport so she could ditch me for the Extra Innings festival in Tempe, AZ.  Mook tagged along and we hit the dog park on the way home.  Quick 3.5 mile run to work, then took the bus back home later so I could get Mook out for a five mile run on the Garden trails.  

Fri - Iron Mountain summit 19 on the year with Mook and Moose and Millie, then bike commute 18.

Sat - nada.  Spent the morning up on Mount Herman for SAR class, then not much time before having to take the Mook to his nosework class.  Hit Fossil in the evening, they have a solid new hazy IPA on tap.

Sun - finally a good race!  Love the Pueblo Spring Runoff ten miler, one of the last remaining old school races left in the area.  I was just shooting for a sub 80, a pace that has for some reason eluded me lately.  Hit the five mile mark in 39 minutes and then went 7:37, 7:35, 7:31, 7:13, and seven flat.  1:16:34 at the finish.  Biked my COVID loop in the evening, saw my first robin of the year.  Spring is coming.

For the week:

run - 41 miles, seven hours

ride - 57 miles, 5.5 hours

hike - 21 miles, 8.5 hours

Think good thoughts for Pitt hoops, they're the most bubbly of the bubble teams out there.