2014 Pikes Peak Marathon

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wednesday, 4/01/09 Sanitas

Allison wanted to shoot for a good time on Sanitas today, so I gave her a 5+ minute head start and wanted to see if I could catch her before the top. I started off fairly easy, just cruising really, then started to up the pace a bit. I felt decent and pushed it after the halfway mark, catching her at the descent to the puddle a few minutes below the top. I made the summit in 18:09, which felt infinitely easier than my 18:24 a week ago, where I felt as though I was going to bust a lung, so I was happy with that although my time is still nothing too inspiring.

March Wrap-Up

Although in my mind, it seems like I have not done too much this past month, my stats indicate otherwise. Most of the month was spent either dealing with or getting over a minor ITB injury that I am confident that I have now put behind me. Many of my outings this month have been fairly casual (with the exception of pushing myself on 2 or 3 occasions) just trying to take it easy on the ITB and not have it flare up again, or worsen. It is good to get this out of the way now and be prudent as to not risk all the fun times ahead.

March Stats:

Miles: 159.5
Vert: 51,900 ft.
Days: 26
14ers: 2 (Pikes and Longs)
Peaks total: 19
Green: 4
Sanitas: 4
Bear: 6
S. Boulder: 3
Plus.... 5 slot canyons, 4 bike rides, 2 desert runs

YTD Stats:

Miles: 453.5
Vert: 146,260
Days: 70
14ers: 11
13ers: 1
12ers: 1
Green: 12
Sanitas: 10
Bear: 16
S. Boulder: 9
Total Peaks: 67