Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tier 2 meet-up

Great end to the week.  Up Waterton Canyon on Segment 1 of the Colorado Trail with a bunch of the other "Tier 2" guys - GZ, Wyatt, Brownie, Ryan, Paul, Shannon, Wes, Rick, Brandon, etc.  Everyone seemed to have his own turnaround point - Brandon and I ended up putting in 27ish.  I log a ton of solo miles, so getting to share a big day with others is always a treat.

Almost 7 miles of road before you even get to the...

Friday afternoon turned out to be a mini-adventure of its own.  Armed with just a water bottle, I bit off a bit more than I could chew on my way up and down Mt. Rosa.  I ended up doing quite a bit of postholing - some of it hip-deep - through Frosty Park and down the back side of Rosa.  I can't wait to get up that way once it melts out, though.  I continue to be astounded by the options we have here in the Springs.

High point of 10,999'

Another 70ish mile week in the books, a little over 12k of climbing thanks to the Friday and Sunday runs.  Badger Mountain is on Saturday.  The entrant list is filling in nicely.  Sharmin is sick fast.  Yates finished 10 minutes back of Michael Wolfe in a 50k last fall.  A couple other guys look to make it a pretty fun day.  I'd love to have a strong performance, but there will be no backing off this week.  Collegiate Peaks is just over a month away, so I plan to keep hitting it hard for another couple of weeks.

This year YTD
Mileage - 749 mi (last year 636 mi)
Elevation - 99,000' (last year 50,000')

If this video isn't badass, I don't know what is.


  1. I was seriously considering the term "b leaguers" in my post today, but figured it would piss someone off. Glad to see I was not the only one thinking that.

  2. Haha, I'm just worried it'll be viewed the other way!

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  4. We are dead even with the YTD mileage as of today Sean, 749 for me today too! I have never done the Mt. Rosa run and definitely want to get that one in later in the spring. I started up that way last fall but stopped at the falls and goofed off taking pics and didn't make it. Let me know when you might do that one.

  5. Good to see you out there today. Show Sharmin a thing or two when you get to the Tri-Cities. (I hear they have direct flights there from Denver.)