Sunday, June 12, 2005


The strawberries in my garden have been looking very healthy this year. The birds enjoyed the berries more than I did last year so this year I covered them with netting. Well today I picked the first berries of the season. Mmmmm...

Horsetooth Mtn Race.

I ran the Horsetooth Mtn. Race this morning. It's a 7.3 mile trail race with 1800' of vertical gain. It's a fun, low key race with about 100 participants. My time was 1:04.23. I was hoping to break 1 hour, but that goal will have to wait until next year.
Things done right:
Pacing up the first hill seemed about right. Definitely hard, but with enough left to push on the rest of the course.

Things done wrong:
I approached this race as a training race and didn't taper as much as I could have. I'm not sure the lack of taper effected my time very much. I felt rested going into the race. It would have been nice to have run the course more recently to have a better feel for what was coming.

Saturday, June 11, 2005


My new guest - a nighthawk who has taken up residence on my balcony railing. She (he?) has been roosting on the railing for a week now.