Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Liberty Ridge, Mt. Rainier

After almost 13 hours of post holing through knee deep snow, LLewellyn and I made it to the summit of Liberty Cap, a sub summit of Mt. Rainier.

Liberty Ridge is the ridge in the center of the photo.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Old Town Ft. Collins Half Marathon

This mother's day, several friends and I ran the Old Town Ft. Collins Half and Full Marathon. I ran the half. Here's my race report with format borrowed from the Incline club.

Race Name: Old town half
Race Location: Ft Collins, CO
Race Date: May 8, 2005
Race Distance: 13.1 miles
My Goal: beat last year's time with a 1:25
My Race Time: 1:24.23

General Summary:
The old town half marathon is run on a fast course that is down hill or flat for most of the way. There is only one moderate hill about 6 miles into the race. Towards the end it seems like there are several hills as the bike path undulates over a bridge and under some streets, but you'd probably not notice these hills unless you were running a marathon.

Things Done Right:
My training over the winter with track and tempo sessions over the past couple of months seems to have paid off. My race morning "breakfast" of a cliff bar and cytomax sat well and gave me plenty of energy during the race.

Things Done Wrong:
I started out faster than my goal pace of 6:30/mile. I probably should have slowed down through the middle aid stations to drink more since I only drank 3 mouthfuls of water during the race.

Any other stuff:
The weather was perfect with a temperature just under 60 degrees with cloud cover. We had a tail wind for most of the course except for a brief section of head wind on the dog leg section.

MileSplitAvg HRMax HR