Sunday, November 20, 2011

Week Summary: Nov 14 - 20

Mon - sick

Tue - sick
Can't believe how long this illness stuck around.

Wed-AM: 1:18, 2500' ~ Green Mt.
Up and down front. Chilly morning at 19F. Some lingering effects of being sick, and could also muscularly notice my time away from the hill.

Thu-AM: 1:18, 2500' ~ Green Mt.
Up and down front. Legs felt good.
PM: 0:10 ~ Creek Path
Short flat jog to test out the shin. Slightly tight and twingy, but not terrible.

Fri-AM: 1:28, 2600' ~ Green Mt.
Up 3rd access, down 1st/2nd access. Legs were moving well, but there's still a fair bit of slick ice over on the boulder field below the Third--guessing that sticks around until Spring. Another really windy day.
PM: 0:12 ~ Creek Path
Another little tester with the calf sleeve on.  Shin never hurt at all.  Ridiculously warm day.

Sat-AM: 1:19, 2500' ~ Green Mt.
Up and down front. Another brisk morning and I didn't see a single other person out on the trails, which was pretty great.
PM: 1:49, 2800' ~ Green Mt.
Jogged the 15min from my doorstep to the base of Amphitheater, then hiked to the summit in 33:55, slowed a 1min+ by the ice on upper Greenman.  Hiked all the way back home.  Shin felt good and legs felt great.

Sun-AM: 1:19, 2500' ~ Green Mt.
Brisk but very calm morning on the mountain.  The wind has finally given up.
PM: 1:42, 2800' ~ Green Mt.
Jogged up to Gregory with Jocelyn and then met George, Jeff and Homie for a trip up the front of Green.  On the way down I probably ran a little more than I should've (~13min or so), but it's hard not to enjoy the descent when out with friends.  Great sunset on the top of Green, and we made it down just in time so as to not need lights.

Hours: 10h13
Vert: 18,200'

Nice week of getting back into the swing of things.  I just need to be very careful and gradual with adding short little bits of running back into the routine.

Just in case anyone who's interested hasn't already seen the announcement on RunColo or Geoff's blog or Facebook, I wanted to give a quick reminder that Journeyfilm's new feature documenting the 2010 Western States 100 will be showing on December 7th at 7:00pm at Stargazers Theatre in Colorado Springs.  Advance tickets ($10) are available at Mountain Chalet, the Colorado Running Company and Carmichael Training Systems in Colorado Springs, or at imATHLETE online.

More importantly, the event will be a fundraiser for the newly-formed Manitou Springs non-profit Incline Friends, whose purpose is to get the Manitou Incline legally open to the public and to preserve that access into the future.  The Incline is a unique and highly popular way of getting into the mountains in the Pikes Peak region, and I strongly support any efforts towards its maintenance and access.

Following the film there will be a panel Q&A including myself, Geoff Roes, Nick Clark (three of the top four at the 2010 Western States) and Anita Ortiz (2009 Western States Champion).  All in all, it should be a fun and timely evening as the lottery drawing for the 2012 WS100 will be only three days later!

Interview for the film on the WS trail, two days before the race. Photo: Joe Grant.
JB catching the action at Foresthill (62mi). Photo: Megan Zaranek.
JB talking to Joe before pacing. Photo: Jenny Uehisa.


d-joel said...

Nice to read your back on tracl slowly, but surely wish you the best.

GZ said...

Good to get out with you tonight! Thanks.

I have to smile and shake my head because in one of your "getting back into the swing of things" with a sick day you still get 18k feet and 10.5 hours. Way to continue to set the standard.

Anton said...

George - Likewise; I get a lot of solo time on the mountain so it's always satisfying to get out with friends on my regular routes every now and then. A 10+ hr week--even on 5 days--isn't nearly as impressive when it's all just walking, as you saw tonight.

Jimmy Tee said...

Tony, come to Malaysia to race the Mt Kinabalu Climbathon. I will host you if you are here, bringing you around, showing you some nice trails and mountains to train on and sorting out the accommodation for you.

David Herrera said...

It is really nice to see that you are getting back to it Tony. One step slowly before the other.

Do you think people from outside USA will have an oportunity to watch the Western movie somehow??


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Any comment Anton?

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