Distance: 10.2 miles
Weather: Cold and overcast
Early morning meet-up with Chris A. and Steve G. for 10 mile out-and-back on Upper Bear Creek Road. Started at 6:30 a.m. at the Evergreen Lakehouse and ran to the five-mile post a bit past Whittier Gulch Road. Easy pace up, around 8:30, and back down, around 8:00.
Great time catching up with Steve G. about his race at the Rocky Raccoon 50. Congrats, Steve, on being the fastest-ever finishing 44-year-old - a CR for that age!
Also, signed up this week for next month's Salida Run Through Time Marathon. I figure I'll plan on using the race as a weekly long run. I'll just head down there with the intent to see some new ground, enjoy the race vibe and knock out 26.2 miles in a place I've never run. A change of scenery for a long run will be swell. Plus, Salida is a great town.
Last week's Moab Red Hot 50 was, by far, the longest race I'd run. The next longest was in 2008 at the Breckenridge Crest Marathon, which was actually 24.5 miles. So, running in Salida will give me some more race experience, which should help a bit in the build-up to June's San Juan Solstice 50.