2014 Pikes Peak Marathon

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

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday, 10/10/11 Green Mountain

From Chautauqua
Up 3rd Access/NE/Greenman
Down Greenman/NE/1st Access

4.14 miles/2,556 vertical/1:02:09 RT (39:37 up/22:32 down)/avg HR 171 Garmin Data

Felt like getting after it a bit today and pushed hard most of the way, up and down.  My legs and lungs cooperated and the only times I backed off a bit where where the terrain was really rugged going up and I was on all fours or avoiding tree branches and deadfall.

I felt fast and coordinated on the descent and I was pushing hard to get back to Chautauqua for a RT in under an hour, something I have always tried to do, but the closest I have come has been a 1:01:?? on at least 2 different routes.  Toward the end, I sprinted hard to at least have my watch read 1:01 something, but alas finished at 1:02:09.  Not bad considering the convoluted and technical nature of just about the entire route and I was quite pleased with how I felt, especially my speed and coordination on the technical downhill.

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