Thursday, October 8, 2015

If You Ain't First You're Last

According to USA Cycling I am in first place for Cat 5 from zip code 80021 after my first cyclocross race last weekend.  Waiting on the sponsors to come calling, hoping for SRAM.  Two more races this weekend.  Get some!

Friday, October 2, 2015

September Numbers Check In

Pretty weak month but guess that is to be expected with taking the time to recover from Leadville.  All of the hiking hours in the chart were from a single day of doing Capitol Peak so lots of time lifting but that is pretty much it.  Put on about 10 pounds as of last week, I would bet it is even more now.  I am trying to get back to running regularly again but my runs don't feel natural, they feel forced if that makes any sense.  Like I am out of whack.  This feeling is normal for me after a 100 but usually does not last this long.

Not sure what is in store for this month but I should get more overall mileage as I try to get back to both running and biking regularly again. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Welcome to the Family Fatboy

Picked up a new toy last weekend to add to the family stable, Specialized Fatboy.  She is going to be a lot of fun in the snow this winter.  Planning on trying to make the whole winter Leadville/Copper series.   Maybe Leadman fat bike style?  Who knows.

Still on the look out for one more bike then the stable will be complete for now.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday Funday- Capitol Peak

Yes, I spelled it correctly in the name of the post.  Look it up if you don't believe me.

Skipped out of work yesterday with a co-worker Scott and hit up a 14er that both of us have not done before.  I think this one is my new favorite even though route finding can be a little challenging at times.   Ended up with 18 miles and 6100ft of vertical gain.  Number 47 out of 58 and the Elk Range 14ers are now done.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Glen Delman's Leadville Photos

Saw Glen out there on the course through out the Leadman series taking photos but never could find where they are posted so I shot him an email.  The response I got?  Some awesome photos for a reasonable price.  You can contact him through his website if you are looking for photos of you.    Yes I have not done the 100 mile report yet.  I have a post put together with photos but nothing written.  For some reason can't seem to get myself to work on it.  Hopefully this week.

Cruising at the 10K

Heading to Winfield

Coming back over to Twin Lakes with Rebecca

Twin Lakes mile 60ish

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Braden's First Cross Country Meet

Braden is a freshman this year and it has been a new experience for both him and us with him now going to Standley Lake High School.  He had his first ever cross country meet today at the Centaurus Invite.  He missed the first meet last week at Holy Cross because of hockey tryouts, yes he is trying to do two sports right now which has been a challenge and hockey is the priority.  Anyways since he missed the first meet last week he was not on either the varsity or the junior varsity team so he had to run the open race to earn his time and spot.  Needless to say he had a good day.  He ended up 14th out of 205 kids in the open race running a 20:07 for the 5K which is a 1:19 PR for him.  Needless to say he was a very pleased boy.  This gave him the 8th fastest time out of everyone on the team, top 7 make varsity for the next meet.  In the next meet on Thursday he will be running junior varsity. Sooooo now he also has a new goal for the season he informed us this afternoon, instead of making junior varsity as a freshman, he wants to make varsity and try to letter as a freshman.  Hell Ya!! Now that is a hell of a goal!  To letter he needs to run 7 meets as a varsity runner so there will be no slacking since there is only 9 meets left in the season.  I told him if he can beat my 5K PR this season of 18:19 that I will give him a $100 bill, I have a feeling that my wallet might be a little lighter by the end of the season.  Proud of this kid for putting it out there, more to come.

Results of the open

Boy team results across different races (missing JV results)

The crazy start

Braden at about mile 1

Finish in 20:07