Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tuesday, October 6th - Bergen Peak

Run: Tuesday, October 6th - Bergen Peak
Time: 1:49
Distance: 10.26 miles
Effort: Moderate
Body: Good
Weather: Sunny and cool

Great run today up Bergen Peak in JeffCo's Elk Meadow Open Space. The sun was out again. The air was crisp. The legs were ready after two days off. Met Steve F. at the lower lot, and we quickly were off.

We decided to run what I call the JM Route, up Sleepy S to Elkridge to Meadow View to Too Long to Summit and back down via Bergen Peak, Meadow View, Elkridge and Sleepy S. JM is a foothills-area runner whose blog I regularly follow.

He's been running that route and posting his times for a couple years. I routinely use his times as motivation to run the route harder.

Climbed a bit over 2,000 feet and hit the summit sign in 58:56, which is about four minutes and change off my PR for this route. The pace was moderate w/ Steve F. and I chatting the whole way up.

Another beautiful fall day.

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