Pikes Peak Peeking through the Clouds
Week's LogMonday Nov29
AM: Recovery Run, Delominco/Rockrimmon Loop, 0.7 hrs, 4.4 miles, Strength Training
Easy recovery run in new fallen snow. First snow of the season. Nice to be the first foot prints. Standard Rockrimmon/Delmonico Loop. Saw a coyote on the Rockrimmon Trail.
AM: Trainer Ride, 0.5 hrs, 8 miles
Alarm didn’t go off this morning so I threw my bike on the trainer to get a short workout. I figure “a little of something is better than a lot of nothing”. Did about ½ hour easy spin on trainer with 5 * 30 second 1-leg pedalling at 90+ RPMs.
PM: Middle Distance Run, 1.8 hrs, 12.4 miles
Ran after work on Peterson. Very boring and got pretty cold once the sun went down. Not too many places to run so just ran a sidewalk by the east gate back and forth then over to the track for a mile or so.
AM: Track Workout, Eagle View Middle School, 1.5 hrs, 10 miles
Easy run to Eagleview track then 4 * 100 meter strideouts running the straights, jogging the turns. Then 4 * 400 with 200 recovery at 1:38, 1:40, 1:35, 140, then 2 * 1 mile with 400 recovery in 6:42, 6:42, then 4 * 400 with 200 recovery in 1:40, 1:44, 1:37, 1:34. Easy run home.
PM: Attempt to ride home from work
Started to ride home from work, but head was throbbing, had a sore throat and zero energy.
Sick – did not run or ride
Still not feeling up to par. Took an additional day off
AM: CRUD Run, Ponderous Posterior Preview Run, 2.5 hrs, 12 miles
Lots of steep rocky hard to run trails today. Very social run. Which was good, cause I'm still not feeling up to par. Was wiped out when I came home. I found this run amazing because we ran Lots of new trails (for me)that are practically in my back yard. I’ve been here 17 years and still finding incredible trails near home. Garden of the Gods, Queens Canyon, a trail off Rampart that that took us to the turnoff at Williams Canyon. Down Williams Canyon then up to the Southern Ridge to Cave of the Winds then back down into Williams Canyon to Manitou. Over 4,000 ft of climbing.
I was totally wiped out after yesterday’s run. Went to bed at 8 last night and slept until 10 this morning. Still feeling weak. Just went out on a short walk with Max to get some fresh air. I sure would like to go out and do a nice long run or ride though.
Week Summary: Run 6.5 hrs, 36.8 miles. Bike 0.5 hrs 8 miles