Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bergen Peak - Ups

Late afternoon run from the house to the summit of Bergen Peak. Solid effort, but well short of a PR.

Time: 1:47
Distance: 11 miles
Effort: Moderate
Body: Average
Weather: Mostly sunny & Humid (for CO)

After a late morning and afternoon spent shopping with JP, this kids and my folks for the myriad essential things (Clorax wipes!) kids need in order to go back to school and picking up some fresh fish for tonight's feast, I headed out for a jaunt up Bergen Peak, Evergreen's centerpiece.

Ran the mile from home on the roads to the lower lot and clicked the watch and set out on the Mallory route - Sleepy S - Elk Ridge - Meadow View - Too Long - Summit - Bergen Peak. Knew a PR wasn't in the offing today, so just planned to run steady and see where things ended up. Hit the summit in 57:44, a couple minutes shy of my PR. Never pushed it hard the whole way up. I know I lost a few minutes on Meadow View, where I typically run hard on PR efforts. Just cruised it today, enjoying the trail and the feeling of self-propulsion. 

Ran pretty easy on the downs, returning home via Meadow View and the neighborhood access trail.

On the menu for the evening...tequila-lime grilled tilapia, grilled asparagus, heart of romaine salad, fresh strawberries and cantaloupe and New Belgium's 1554 Ale. Every meal should be like that.

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