Running Mountains Again….

Well I’ve done it again….registered for a long trail race/run. I’ve really enjoyed running Imogene Pass the past couple of years, but I wanted/needed something to run in the spring. In the past Clint and I have done the Colfax 1/2 marathon, but honestly I get real tired of running on pavement and up a road. I kind of fell in love with trail running over the past couple of years and so I started looking for a trail run to do.

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recent shot from early morning run in the fresh snow

I found one, called the Collegiate Peaks Trail Run in Buena Vista Colorado. Actually I just pulled it up on my computer and saw the photos from the race and was hooked. It has a 25 mile option and a 50 mile option. I may be totally crazy but there is no way I’m going to run or even attempt to train for a 50 mile race, 25 miles will be far enough. I know people that do run that far and farther and totally admire them, but 25 is quite far enough thank you very much.

Registration opened on December 1st and I was on the computer early that morning getting registered and set. For the first time though I’ve asked a friend for some help with training. In the past I’ve looked up plans or just made up my own, but a friend in our small group has done a number of triathlons and such and so I asked him for advice/help/recommendations. And so I’ve got a plan, tons of info on nutrition and I think I’m ready to go. I’ll start my official training in mid January and here’s hoping that it all goes well.

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why just look at the mountains when you can run up them?

 

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