2014 Pikes Peak Marathon

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday, 02/21/12 Green Mountain

Up/Down front

3.89 miles/2,285 vert./1:01:22 (41:11 up)/avg HR 158  Garmin Data

The wind has raised a bit of havoc on the trails, drifting the snow in spots to the point where there may as well have not been a trail underneath and it was often at a sidehill angle that involved some significant slipping and sliding.  Either way though, it was a lot of fun out there today and managed to sneak up/down during a relative lull in the wind.  Went what felt to be a moderately moderate effort, easy cruising on the packed trail, a bit more work in the drifted sections when breaking trail.  Went a mellow pace on the down and some sections seemed to be as much work as on the ascent.