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Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday, 03/08/10 Green Mountain

Today I met up with Mike O from Ohio, who tracked me down through Tony's blog. Mike is town visiting while on his Spring Break from Shawnee State University and wanted to check out the infamous Green Mountain that is getting some due notoriety thanks to Tony's current streak of daily (sometimes twice daily) training runs.

We ran a moderate pace most of the way and I backed off a few times to make sure Mike went the proper way through the intersections as I did not want to get too far ahead. My legs felt decent today and I was feeling as though I could go quick, but I figured I would be best to play it conservative as I know I am still recovering from a nice string of workouts culminating with a nice climb of Antero on Saturday.

I made the summit in 38 and Mike was only about 2 minutes back, pretty impressive I thought for never having run this peak and not really being acclimated. Mike recently set a 5k PR of 15:18, so I am sure that if he had the time to fully acclimate and run this a few times, he would certainly put in some really competetive times here. Great run, I plan on repeating tomorrow.

4 comments:

  1. What do you charge for a Tour of Green?

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  2. Sorry if I held you up any today, but thanks for showing me the way up Green Mountain. Maybe someday I'll be living here and be a regular on these trails....

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  3. Mike, I enjoyed your company and was glad to give you a tour of Green. I got in exactly the workout I was looking for. Let me know if you want to get out for Green today or tomorrow. I was planning on a longer run on Thursday, but might not be the really long run I was originally talking about, maybe just Green/Bear/S. Boulder peaks.

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  4. I will probably meet you again today. What route will we be taking and do you think I'll need the Yak Trax's again?

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