Monday, March 12, 2012

How Cute, I ran a marathon

Traveled to Salida CO on Friday for the Run Through Time trail Marathon on Saturday. Slept in the car Friday night and woke up to a very chilly morning. The run started at 9am so once the sun came up, it started to warm up to short sleeve shirt and shorts weather. The run consists of a two mile, 1/2 marathon and marathon that all start together. The first two miles are on a climbing dirt road and a descent back to the start finish. Then the course basically climbs for the next 13 miles or so until the gradual, very runnable descent back to the town of Salida. This training run went pretty uneventful except for one very technical section that I was bombing down, jumping over rocks and landed my left foot on a patch of ice that sent me for a loop and adding some of my skin on the rocks. All good. Very pretty views of the collegiate peaks and the Sawatch range. The GPS says 4,785ft of gain and 4,805ft of loss. I like Salida, very cool, artsy mountain town with an excellent PHO restaurant called Little Cambodian, so choice after a long run. Go PHO yourself


ultrarunnergirl said...

How cute. :)
I love pho.
You sure do enjoy sleeping in your car. I admire that.

Bill said...

Thanks Kir
Car camping is great and sleep is only as far away as putting it in park.