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,