Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday, 04/12/10 Sanitas

Met up with Tim for an easy lap on Sanitas.  As much as I like the Spring temperatures, Sierra is already too hot and moving slow, so this was an exercise in patience (which is good though, as she keeps me from doing to much during taper week).

Up: 24:50 (avg HR 134)
Down: 18:28 (avg HR 106)

Sunday, 04/11/10 Green Mountain

Sierra and I met Aron and his friend John after work at the Gregory TH for a run up Gregory/Ranger.  Upon meeting up, Aron presented me with a nice tech t-shirt that was given out while he was in SLC working on his major motion picture "127 hours" that is due out in Novemeber.  Sweet!  It even glows in the dark from what I hear.

We went a super easy conversational pace all the way to the summit, enjoying good conversation and the warm weather, spent a long time on top.

Up: 58
Down: 29

Saturday, 04/10/10 Green Mountain

The plan was to meet Tony at the Gregory Canyon TH at 7:30am and run up Green with him as he was beginning his 43 mile day.  At the last minute, Lucho signed on, as did Brandon, but opted to start a little ahead of us.  I got there a little early GZ style and ran up Gregory a ways, bumped into Brandon on my way down, ran back up with him for a very short while, then cruised through Chautauqua hoping to intercept Tony.

We eventually convened at the TH and began the run.  I was feeling decent, until we started up the icy bobsled run, otherwise known as trail above the cabin.  I was really wishing for screw shoes at the very least, as seeking out pine needles, bumps of frozen slush, rocks, twigs, patches of dry ground and such for traction was really inefficient.  Lucho eventually had enough and bailed (can't blame him as conditions were probably the worst I have seen in a long time).  Tony and I continued on, but pace was dictated and slowed by all the ice.

Made the summit in 38:30 where Brandon was waiting and spent a long while chatting it up.  Brandon and I headed out the much less treacherous W. Ridge to Superflag and ran the road until we could catch the trail, which was much more enjoyable.

Up: 38:30 (169 avg. HR)
Down: 43:??