Around Pikes - 7:00 A.M.
low 50s, drizzle, cloudy
mind/body - solid the entire time
Prescribed workout: 5 hours with elevation
Actual workout: 30 myles - 5.46:16 - avg. 11:32 ~6000ft elevation gain. Williams - Waldo - Longs Ranch - Cabin Creek - Water Pipe - Cog - Mountain View - Barr - Elk Park - Barr - Memorial
Whew! Got all those trails? I'm finally starting to get the hang of it. Had a small group this morning; Paul DeWitt, Larry DeWitt, JT (bailed after 30 minutes because of a sand issue), Paul's Dad, John Genet, and Eric Grossman. Eric is out here training/acclimating for WS so I was happy he was able to make it out today and finally get to meet him. Based on Eric's results so far this year, coupled with desire and commitment I believe he's gonna have an epic WS.
My plan was to be out there for 5 hours, Eric's was similar so we parted ways with the rest of the group once we got to Barr camp (already 4 hours into the run). We tacked on an additional hour on Elk Park, which is pretty close to being clear of snow. Paul made it 5 hours today - pretty amazing considering he had surgery just a few weeks ago. Nice job Paul!