AM- 30 miles (4:21) Mt. Buckhorn-Intemann-Red Rocks-Garden+Monument (Inov-8 Roclite 285)
PM- 4.5 miles (:40) CRC Run-North Loop (Roclite)
In the morning, Kyle and I set out to break some trail in the mountains. The run through Bear Creek and up High Drive was pretty tough--it took 45 minutes to make the High Drive climb that is typically a half hour affair. But, the scenery was unparalleled.
Coming back through Intemann, Red Rocks, and the Garden the weather warmed up very nicely and we maintained a fast pace on the more well-packed trails in those areas. After dropping off Kyle at the Recovery Room (what we are calling our apartment since it's basically just a place to eat and sleep in between runs) I continued on for a pretty slothly extra loop around North Monument to get in the 30 miles. We did the whole run without water or gels, so there was a lot of snow-eating going on the second half. The Inov-8 Roclite 285s worked great on this run (Kyle loaned me a pair), but I think I would want to take a little bit of height off the heels.
The evening was just the typical CRC jaunt around North Monument, but the weather had turned snowy and wintry again in the afternoon (right after our morning run). My right shin actually felt pretty good.