Day 54, 55, and 56: Mile-high achievement.

A new milestone was reached Sunday – 16 miles along Denver’s bike trails. I also ran for 3 hours – another feat.  My time was 3:01:14.  I held an amazing pace of 11:19/mile.

It was a whole different feel from last week.  My mind wasn’t weak – thanks to support by Melissa.  The aches were not a factor which is amazing because I hiked yesterday.  The most improvement was this week I brought enough water.

The run began 5 a.m. starting at the Platte River trailhead.  Instead of following it south to REI, I turned off and headed towards Westminster.  There was not many bikers out and the temperature was not an issue.

I took gels at mile 6 and 12, then stopped at 14 for some sports drink.  I brought a second water bottle using a waist belt.  Think I liked it.  I worried about it bouncing around.  It sits on the hip and stays still.

The final mile was the toughest.  I talked with Melissa to keep up the positivity.  It worked and I finished.  I did it!

Saturday I went hiking with Melissa and her friend, Jennifer.  Conquered the -mile hike up Chief Mountain.  An amazing view at the top.  The hike up isn’t very difficult – my style.  It was fun and another great way to get a cardio activity in.  Later that night my legs got pretty stiff.  Luckily it didn’t effect Sunday’s run.

A very busy weekend.  Today I rest my body.  Lots of homework to do.

Get out and fill your passion bucket,


I am a warrior!


About kdenny01

I became a father at 32 years. Hadley Elise has given me so much joy and has been another chapter in my life telling me not to be afraid. Fatherhood is awesome.
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2 Responses to Day 54, 55, and 56: Mile-high achievement.

  1. Paz Netz says:

    This is an excellent post and may be one that needs to be followed up to see what are the results

    A buddy mailed this link the other day and I will be excitedly hoping for your next write-up. Proceed on the first rate work.

  2. Carol says:

    You are doing great!!!

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