2014 Pikes Peak Marathon

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

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday, 06/13/11 Green Mountain

Up/Down back 5.41 miles/2,330 vert./1:01:03 RT (37:36 up) Garmin Data

Solid effort today, but a piss poor result for the perceived effort.  I felt like I was moving well, early splits were encouraging, but things came a bit unraveled on the upper section.  My throat got all clammed up and it was like breathing through a straw.  It was also 90ish degrees at the start which was a bit oppressive.  Figured I would nail the descent to compensate for the crappy ascent, but that too was slower than hoped (smashing my knee on the big rock that fell in Gregory Canyon a few years ago did not do me any favors).  Still, it was great to be out.