Went to the summit of Pikes again today. Brad joined me; plan was to get a little bit of intensity in. Met up with a few other folks, but all in all the summit was desolate when we got there.
14:26, 14:06 for the top mile. Compared to the 15:30's on Sunday, I'll take 'em. Supposedly, that's what a 2:17 feels like. I can't wrap my head around that. Still, Matt went sub-12:00 on Sunday for the same stretch.
It's encouraging to see improvement over the same stretch in the course of less than a week. I doubt it's because of increased fitness. Could it be that physiological adaptation at that altitude works that quickly? That seems like a stretch, as well. Maybe it's psychological. Whatever the case, I'm feeling somewhat confident that I've got a quick time in me - and hopefully two - next weekend.