Wednesday, April 30, 2008

1.5 x Green

Green Mountain
7 miles
3,400 vertical
37:15 up/1:05down

What a great day it was, about 80 degrees, sunny, I could not resist a run up Green Mountain.
Started at Gregory TH, went up Amphitheater/Saddle Rock/Greenman. Legs felt a little tired from the very start, so I decided that I was not going to go too hard. My HRM died on Tuesday, so if I had to guess, I would say I averaged 160ish and I made it to the summit in 37:15 sticking to the main trail the entire way. I was taking it somewhat easy on the descent due to the snow, as the snow was a bit slick, and when there was no snow, my feet were wet and not giving me confident grip. I bumped into George half way down. I thought he was running Sanitas and he thought I was running S. Boulder, but none the less a pleasant surprise. I turned around to "hike" with him for a little bit as to not interrupt his ascent and ended up chit chatting with him all the way back up to the summit. George's idea of "hiking" really cracked me up, as he is doing this to not aggrevate his nagging sports hernia. It looked more like a typical running pace than anything. I guess i'm not too surprised by this coming from someone who ran a 2:37 on his first go up Pikes.