Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day weekend

I had 5 days off work in a row for this past weekend (Friday through Tuesday). Got a lot of running and training in along with the Bolder Boulder. Here is the breakdown followed by pictures from the weekend.

Thursday 5/21: easy 6.5 mile run on the treadmill followed by a 1 mile walk all after work

Friday 5/22: In the am I did a 16.5 mile 4800ft gain trail run at Mount Falcon and in the evening I did a 4 mile mountain bike at Green Mountain while Ashley ran.

Saturday 5/23: 19.1 miles 3500ft gain road run up Mount Evans, topping out at 12,000 feet above sea level. Then I spent the rest of the day watching Braden play in the hockey tournament.

Sunday 5/24: Hike up Bear Peak (10 miles 3500ft of gain) outside of Boulder in the am, then spent the rest of the day checking out the expo on the Pearl Street Mall for the Bolder Boulder. I got to meet Ryan Hall, an Olympic marathon runner for the US.

Monday 5/25: Bolder Boulder in 47:17 (2 miles with the kids) then a 3 mile run back to the car after watching the pro race.

Tuesday 5/26: Hill walk in the treadmill (4.25 miles with 2200ft of gain) at 5am then drove up to Longmont and helped my boss move into his new house until 6pm. Very long and tiring day.

Total miles covered on foot this past weekend: 66.55 miles (not counting all the walking around Boulder I did)

Total gain covered on foot: 14,300ft of gain.

Not to bad for the past 5 days. What did you do?