2014 Pikes Peak Marathon

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

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, 01/24/11 Tour de Longmont

Brandon met me at work for a lunch break foot tour of his home city.  Crossed Diagonal, S. on 95th to creek path, then NE through little Japan, under 287, lapped around the Best Buy/ChikAFil plaza, then West along another creek to the fairgrounds and back S. along Hover, crossed a bunch of parking lots diagonally ending up back at work.

Pace was moderate (for me) and these runs always remind me that I am just a reasonably quick mountain climber and not really a true runner.  Running flats always feels un-natural and forced and I have to dig within to find motivation to move forward, much less push (where on/in the mountains, I can hardly contain that motivation and enthusiasm).  To help compensate, I tried my best to run on dirt, grass, mud and snow whenever possible.

It was great to get out on a fine day though (I quickly realized I was over dressed after teasing Brandon for wearing shorts) and was good to catch up with Brandon, as it seems like it has been a while since our schedules have lined up.

We went a touch over 8 miles in exactly an hour.  Avg HR 151.