2014 Pikes Peak Marathon

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

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday, 01/27/12 Green Mountain

Up/Down NE Ridge(ish)

3.12 miles/2,284 vert./1:11:30 RT(40:35 up)/137 avg. HR  Garmin Data

Just as I was leaving the house, it was starting to flurry, which was a bit of a surprise, as the morning had started off somewhat sunny.  By the time we (Sierra and I) got to Boulder and started up the trail, it was snowing quite hard and I was happy to know the conditions under the dusting of snow and was able to get by without spikes for most of the up (all but the final 6-7 minutes).

Went easy going up and even easier going down (wearing spikes for the entire descent), hiking the entire time except for just a few minutes of jogging near the summit.  Had a really good fall on a very steep section of the descent (even going really slow and cautious) but was fortunate to not get hurt at all.  This caused me to slow it down even more and really take no chances.

Sierra was just going batty in the fresh snow and it was great to spend quality time with her.  Another great day out despite the traction challenges.