4.3 miles in 36:20 w/ strides @ Big Bend. Recovery.
Am: 5.1 easy on 210 HR; HR max sub 145 in 40:50
Pm: Quarters hard w/ the XC team; the team did a hybrid 400s/tempo workout, I only joined them for the quarters. Great workout for the team and a pretty good workout for me, too. I did 10 quarters, averaging sub-80 with the last one in 65. Fastest quarter I’ve done in many years.
These were run on a hybrid road-dirt course with some hills and some wind. I measured it as a .24 loop, so a tiny bit short. Still, this workout was legit. Team’s looking good!
Am: 5 easy on CR 220 in 39:40; max HR sub 145
Fire got out of control last night, forcing evacuations of a few neighborhoods this morning, including the neighborhood we lived in last year before we moved into our current home. Air conditions are horrific in town, but fine where we live. Definitely starting to get scary to see such a big fire so close.
The mood in town has switched from curious to very concerned and very serious.
Pm: 5.9 easy on Aspen Ridge w/ CCRC folks.
Am: 6 mile subtempo in 42:50 on Marshall Pass, 800 ft. gain, between 8700 ft. and 9500 ft. Finished with 6:15 and 5:50 downhill miles.
The smoke from the fires is now all over. Going to make things icky out here for a while.
6.7 miles total w/ quick warmup and cooldown.
Pm: 3.2 easy home to the first cattle guard on 250 and back. 23:40, max HR 150, 300 ft. gain.
3 miles recovery on CR 220; max HR 135, 24:50
5.9 miles max 145 HR on CR 210, 700 ft. gain. Was going to run a bit longer but got stonewalled by another flipping bull.
Am: Went to Crested Butte for the night for the wife’s birthday. Ran on the Gothic road for 5.9 miles this morning in 44:50; 15 easy, 5 medium, 5 easy, 5 medium, 5 easy, 5 medium, jog in; elevation between 9350 and 9750.
|Views from Gothic Road|
2-mile mid-day hike with the wife and the dogs.
|Somewhere near Ohio Pass|
Pm: Back home. 4.1 easy w/ strides on CR 220, max HR 145. First 3 miles in 22:30 then my watch pooped out.
In non-fire related news, my wife and I adopted a new dog this week. He had been abandoned a couple of months ago on Monarch pass, was starving and probably had been hit by a car. We had been fostering him for the last month or so, and he was sweet enough that we decided to keep him. He had surgery three weeks ago to help with his hip, and he's doing well.
The shelter named him Tanner, but we’re thinking of calling him Walden, since he was lost in the woods.
Right now, I’m calling him Wally Tanner, Tan Tans, T-ball, and Mr. T. We'll see what sticks.