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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Green via Superflag

2,700 vertical
9.5 miles
43:50ish up Superflag/59:48 to summit of Green

Got out with Kraig today for an easy run up Superflag and Green. It was great to finally get out for a run with him as I have met him briefly several times in the past and he seemed like a pretty easy going guy. I have known of Kraig for quite a while, hearing numerous stories of his speed and fitness from his brother in law Bill, and more than once I have aimed for one of his FKTs listed on Bill’s site and fallen short. I have also gotten accustomed to watching helplessly as he blows past me on Pikes above Barr Camp, as he just grinds out a fast speed longer than most can maintain.

We went a pretty casual/conversational pace up the road and topped out at 43:50ish. I am feeling more and more accustomed to the pavement each time I run on it and am actually…. (GASP!!) somewhat enjoying it. We then headed over to the summit of Green at a moderate clip, then bumped into Allison and Sierra on our way down. Great morning out.

3 comments:

  1. This conversational pace is about what I ran up it last week in and I was not talking to anyone.

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  2. Great to run with you today JV.
    My FKT days are a thing of the past, but it's still fun to get out on the trails.
    GZ, I agree, I was VERY uncomfortable on the climb and struggling to stay with JV. He was polite and kept slowing down for me.

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  3. Coming from runners of your caliber, you're gonna give me a big head.... ;).

    I'm hoping to go again tomorrow a bit faster if either of you would like to join.

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