Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday, 9/09/08 Bear Peak

6 miles
2,800 vertical
40:34 up
22:39 down
1:03:13 RT

Have not done this route in quite a while. Started off feeling like total crap and wanted to bail, but I just chugged along and stuck with it. I felt warmed up after 5 or 6 minutes, but was not feeling top notch, but I was moving OK I guess. I realized that a large lunch less than an hour before the run was really bogging me down. I was not expecting to set any records, but wanted to go up in under 40. I just missed it and topped out at 40:34, completing the final 1,000 feet from the saddle in 12 minutes. For some odd reason, I felt compelled to time my descent, 8 to the saddle, 15 to base of slab and 22:39 total on the down, for sure my fastest descent without snow. I was 3 minutes slower on the up than PR, but since my downhill was faster, I think I PRed on the RT by a handful of seconds.

Monday, 9/08/08 Green via Flag

8 miles
2,700 vertical

Ran with George Zack, Dave Mackey, Claude Clegg and Charlie Nuttleman up Flag, over to Green via Ranger. Went fairly easy, talking most of the way. Upped the pace just a bit for the last 4 or 5 minutes. It was cold, foggy and damp. I was freezing when I got home and stood in the hot shower for too long. 57 or 58 up, 32 down (according to George, as I did not look at my watch).