Saturday I was supposed to wake up at 5:30 AM do a 10 mile run with my (very informal) running club. Instead, I woke up at 5:20 AM, drove up to Idaho Springs to SAG (aka be a support vehicle) for my tri club's annual Mt Evans bike ride. I figured there was NO WAY I could ride my bike up that thing (28 miles, all uphill with a 6-8 % grade, ending elevation of 14,130 ft) but I could assist those who could and make friends along the way. We had 14 riders. Everyone made it to Summit Lake, 11 made it to the top.
|There was a half marathon (Georgetown to Idaho Springs) that morning, so we "had" to park at the Cemetery.|
|QUALITY pavement up above Summit Lake|
|The group. Fastest rider made it up in 3 hrs 15 min. Descent took 1 hr.|
|with maple bourbon glaze. I ate this at 3 PM and did not eat dinner. Too stuffed!|
We turned around and WHAM, headwind. Yeah, fitness? What's that?
Actually, the ride wasn't so bad. The last 2 miles of steady climbing will suck. Running a 10k after a hilly ride in virtually no shade will really suck.
|Sporting my new TEAM SONY race kit after my ride on Sunday. I'm a sponsored athlete, yo!|
I NEED to get in 2x 6 mile runs during the week and I NEED to start working on my Saturday long runs. And then really buckle down in September if I don't want to die on Oct 9.