Monday, August 16, 2010

Quarterhorse - Dog Park - Elk Meadow Loop - Easy

A five-day float on the Green River forced a pre-Pikes taper. Back into it today with an easy run on a local route.

Time:  40 minutes
Distance: 4.44 miles
Effort: Easy
Body: Good
Weather: Partly cloudy & cool

Easy mid-evening run from the house over to Quarterhorse Road. Looped around the Elk Meadow dog park and returned home via a shortcut through a local neighborhood. Did a couple of hill fartleks in the middle to get the heart rate up and a post-trip feel for climbing hard. Feet felt surprisingly light today.

Not wild about taking those days off so close to the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon this weekend. That said, wouldn't trade those days on the river with J, the kids, the S Family from SLC and Shaun M. for the world.

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