Photo courtesy of Andrew King - D4 Productions

Monday, June 22, 2009

8 myles - 1.48:00

Bear Peak - 1:00 P.M.
upper 80s, clear, dry
mind/body - really, really good.
easy effort

Prescribed workout: 90 minute easy - just getting some time in.

Actual workout: 8 myles - 1.48 - avg. 13:30 ~3100 ft of elevation gain. NCAR mesa - Mesa - Bear canyon - Bear Peak West Ridge - Fern Park - NCAR mesa.

I finally made my way around to Bear Peak in Boulder. I headed out with my trusty, smudged/sweat stained paper map literally stopping and checking it at every trail junction. The trails are well marked, I just don't know the name of anything up there. What an amazing system of trails! I was loving it until I got to the Green/Bear jxn where a sign had been posted about a Bear sighting on 6/17 - spooked me a bit cause I hadn't seen anyone in a while. I started making grunting sounds so I didn't startle the bear BUT never did see one, only in the zoo on Saturday. I made it to the top in 1.07, very relaxed running uphill until the final pitch. Felt great today! As I was sitting on the top these pesky little Nat's were all over me so I left slapping my head, arms, back, and legs all the way to the car. I still feel like they're crawling on me.

On another note, took my boys out to Mt. Falcon yesterday for Father's Day. We had a great time hiking around all the top portions. It's really the first time Myles has really taken a liking to the outdoors, just take a look at this picture

Devilish little smile eh?
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