2014 Pikes Peak Marathon

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

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday, 04/22/10 Green Mountain

The pouring rain this morning continued from last night was not all that encouraging, but then as if somebody flicked on a light switch, the sun was shining bright with blue skies abound.  I quickly dressed myself and Sierra for a run and was out the door.

The Gregory Canyon trail was quite wet, a bit washed out with large piles of pine needles, but the temperature was perfect and humid.  I was excited to see the condition of the snow up high and as expected (probably helped along by last nights driving rain), most of the snow is gone, save for a few lingering and mostly inconsequential patches.  I'm so excited about this.  If I had a bit more time, a water bottle and not had Sierra, I would have headed over to Bear/S. Boulder, as my legs are feeling pretty good on the up(aside from some very minor residual tightness in my left calf when I stride a bit too long), but my downhill is still a bit weak (which was fine today, as I was waiting on the dog).

Up in 41:08 (avg. HR 154) (17:43/Cabin, 37:20/4-way)
Down in 30:27 (avg. HR 124)