2014 Pikes Peak Marathon

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Green Mountain

2,400 vert
5 miles
41:56up/1:12 RT

Got in a solid 8 hours of sleep last night and felt refreshed and well rested this morning. Went up Green the "standard" route, Amphi,/Saddle/Greenman enjoying a stockpile of enduranceplanet podcasts I recently downloaded to my new teeny tiny 4GB Sansa Clip. I committed myself to walking the entire ascent which I knew would be a challenge, especially on the flats and downhills, but I swore I would go easy. I kept a steady pace, fast for a walk, but slow by running standards. It is interesting how easy the line between hiking transitioning into running blurs going uphill and it was an interesting exercise in patience. It also can blur for me the otherway around, but that is usually an exercise of pain tolerance coupled with efficiency. Made it to the top in 41:56, then turned around to walk the descent. My patience with that wore off by the first turn and ended up trotting very mellow the entire trip back. Overall an awesome and refreshing morning and I would have to admit the podcasts helped a bit....


  1. Seriously ... you walked up in 42 minutes?

  2. Yeah, but from the Gregory TH, not Chautauqua. Did not run a step and did not sweat (it was windy and cool);).