Thursday, July 19, 2007

Running in the Rockies!!!!

My work schedule got changed for next week. I will be in Denver early Monday morning till mid-afternoon Tuesday so I get to run in the Mile High City downtown area either Monday evening or Tuesday morning. Then I motor up to the great state of Wyoming for at least one night in Gillette and then a night in the Douglass/Casper area, so I'll get the opportunity to run in that wonderfully wild state as well. Thursday should see me staying out near the Denver airport and will give me an opportunity to run in that area and will hopefully get a great backdrop view of the Colorado Rockies. If my feeble old mind can remember I'll try to take a camera along and take some photos of the different areas I run in.

Today was a rest day. I'm going to do 3 to 4 miles tomorrow morning at an easy slow pace in preparation for a long run on Saturday morning of 12+ miles. I'm getting excited....this is approaching the HM distance for me again, and if I forget the struggles with the Brooks Beasts and just focus on using my old shoes, the running is alot of fun and I am left at the end of each run feeling as if I could run further. According to Jeff Galloway that is how you should feel when doing the run/walk routines that he advocates.

Everyone recognizes that yesterday was hump day, but does everyone realize that this is a "happy day" it's "So Happy It's Thursday", so make the most of it.

7 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Enjoy running in Denver and Wyoming! I don't recall where you live...will the altitude be a factor for you?

BTW, since you asked, I went to the University of Cincinnati and have a BSEE. I used it for 10yrs...but for the past 7 yrs I have been doing consulting on quality improvement.

Backofpack said...

It's amazing how the altitude can affect you - I couldn't believe it when we were at Lake Donner. Running in new places is the absolute best! And the best way to see an area. Have fun!

Darrell said...

How cool that you get to run in all those new places.

I hope you give the new shoes a couple more tries.

Randy said...

There is a significant elevation change from Oklahoma City metroplex to Denver, over 4,000 feet. I'm not sure up in Wyoming, I will have to see.

Darrell I'm truly afraid to run in them again. I'm not sure what I will be doing with them.

Marcy said...

Ohhhh Randy how much fun will that be? Well not the working aspect but the running in new places. I hope you remember to take that camera! I want to see some pics!! ;D ;D

Vickie said...

I found your blog through Lisa's. I found it interesting to see you would be running in Denver then on to Wyoming. I have been to Wyoming a few times in the last 3 years. Not only will it be wild country, but I'm sure a wild experience, as Gilette is definitely a cowboy town. But I did love it there, so I hope you enjoy it. Just watch out for those cowpokes. What marathon are you training for?

Mom tried decaf once said...

OOhhh adventures!! I never get to go anywhere! Make sure you take that camera!