Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Weekend-Hike, Ride, Run

What a great and busy weekend!

It started with a 3am wake up call on Saturday morning. We decided to hike our first 14er of 2012. Normally we don't start this early since we don't like to hike in winter conditions but we had read that it would be OK.
We started hiking Grays peak at 5:24am. Another first, the earliest we have started in the past was 6am. We were with some newbies though and wanted plenty of time to summit. Overall the hike was great about an hour to the summit were wind gusts of 60mph that was not fun but we just got to the summit took a picture and headed back down. There was some snow on the trail but not bad. Since it was so windy we didn't attempt Torrey's. I guess another day. Another first was sliding down on my butt :) that was fun and scary.

View early in the morning. Grays is on the right and Torrey's the left.

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At the summit

So fun and scary.

 David and I decided to go on a bike ride so we rode 20 miles one way to Golden, CO and back. This was all on bike path, which I love, I am not a fan of riding on the streets with traffic etc. I had a great time and am feeling more comfortable on the bike.

 I went on a trail run at Apex and that was gorgeous. the enchanted forest is one of my favorite trails.

As for summer running and training I am up in the air. My left calf has been hurting pretty bad so I want to bike this week and try to stay off it running. I want to go into summer feeling good. There are a few races I plan on running for fun but I am thinking at this point that I want my main race to be a fall marathon. Most likely the Boulder marathon October 21. I also plan on going to some all-comer track meets which scare the heck out of me but I know will be good for me.

I really enjoyed all of this cross training. I plan to bike a lot more this summer :)

1 comment:

  1. I don't think there's been a time I've done Grays and Torrey's that it hasn't been windy, but the wind Saturday was crazy bad so I know that had to be a tough climb. I also don't think I've ever started before 9am as we always go with the track team and teenagers can't get up at the crack of dawn. Well, 9am IS the crack of dawn. Ha. Anyway, glad you had a great, adventurous weekend, you guys did a lot of fun things.

    Sorry about your calf. Grrr. Smart to play it safe! I am registered for Georgetown to Idaho Springs and will think about the Evergreen Town Race. Not really sure what my fall agenda is....if I want to try to run Chicago or bag it and do Pikes Peak. Reg for both but will give up one (or perhaps both if things don't come around better than they have this spring). Boulder Marathon would be a great one to do, I hope you're able to!!!