2014 Pikes Peak Marathon

2014 Pikes Peak Marathon
2014 Pikes Peak Marathon, Ready to Rock (or be rocked)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Green Mountain

5 miles
2,400 vertical
37:56up
1:01 RT

Had an awesome run up Green this morning, mainly because of the conditions.... fog over the plains, sun and warm a few hundred feet up the trail, clear to the West. It was the perfect temperature for running and the trail was a bit damp. It is always a nice treat when you climb up out of the clouds and gloom into a perfectly sunny morning.

Started off feeling like absolute crap and was completely winded for the first 5+ minutes even though I was going "easy". Started getting into a bit of a groove, but this meant feeling mildly crappy. At about 27 minutes, I bumped up the effort a bit to somewhere short of hard and made it to the top in 37:56. I was somewhat surprised by this given the lack of effort and overall lack of snap in my legs.