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Monday - November 3

Run
  • 4h 24m 17s
  • 21.70 miles
  • 12m 11s /Mi

OMG That was the longest/hardest run of my life.

Total Ascent: 5,923 Feet! This has to be a personal record!

I started at my house and ran up the service road to the Two Elk Trail Head... and I just started to run. It was hot and sunny and last nights rain turned the trail into mud. I was having fun, so I kept going. I had to cross a beaver dam along the way - that was cool, but I did not want to fall into the icy water - and I came to a fork... there was a sign that said something about a 30 minute hike to chair 5. I went the other way... A few miles later I came upon the China Express chair lift which get's you out of Blue Sky Basin. I continued on Two Elk Trail figuring I would eventually get to Two Elk Lodge. Already I was getting low on my one bottle of Gatorade and I was hoping that maybe some people would be working up at Two Elk and I could get some water and a snack... Two Elk is the Lodge that was burnt to the ground by a few activists a couple of years ago. Anyway, I kept going up, and up at 10 miles I stopped. I thought about turning around and just getting the 20 in but I felt that I was getting close to the lodge. I decided to keep going. I was now running in snow, mud, slush and more snow... the going was getting slower. I ran past highest ski lift on Vail, The Mongolia surface lift and got on the service road from there. It sucked. Mud and icy slush, my feet were numb and I had rocks in my shoes. Finally I could see the lodge. All locked up and at 14 miles in I was all out of Gatorade and I ate my Gu at mile 10. I traversed Vail Mtn until I got to the top of Game Creek. I have run this trail before and I new how far it was for me to get home. For the next 4 miles it was really hard. I was post holing and trying to maintain a running motion. Eventually I got to the Sunny Side of the mountain and I was able to begin the painful and steep descent. Zero falls!

I didn't plan on running this far, but it was an adventure.

Sunday - November 2

Bike
  • 4h 20m
  • 76.00 miles
  • 17.54 Mi/hr
Run #1
  • 26m
  • 3.00 miles
  • 08m 40s /Mi
Run #2
  • 45m
  • 5.00 miles
  • 09m /Mi

Trail Run w/Ramone. I had to bail the fucker out yesterday to the tune of $100 bucks. He is a criminal...

Dorothy Pastore died today. Granny wasn't my Granny in a blood way, only in a REAL way. She was my daughter's best friend (Nico) and Nico's Great Grandmother... Granny was very cool, smart and you would never know that she was almost 100. She could drive, had a beautiful smile with a full set of perfect/original teeth. Granny didn't believe in meds... she popped vitamins; lots of them. The last time we hung out she was laughing and being her good natured self. She absolutely adored Nico and the adoration was reciprocated by Nico as well. Granny is so much a part of my little girl and I see so much of Granny in her. A few weeks ago Granny fell and broke her hip and needed surgery. They put her on prescription meds... I know that this really got her goat and she probably just decided to call it a life. In my eyes, Granny was too young to die. I will miss her. She was my granny too (my only granny). Last month my friend Thatcher died. He broke his neck in a fall do to a heart attack; the result of huffing paint. He was found dead, behind a Wall-Mart in Denver. Thatcher was a smart and funny guy. He was a pilot and had his MBA from some prestigious school. He fell on hard times recently and did some hard drugs. I guess he took a job painting (cash under the table) and learned the art of paint huffing. So fucking sad. And I am sitting here at work, reflecting on the last few years of my life. The twists and turns, the heart-aches, the dissapointments, the fun times, all of it. I realize that I need to be a better friend to the people that I care about. Life is short. Lastly, I booked this really cool indie-rock band at my club last night. It was slow, mostly because everyone was here on Halloween and probably just too hung over to try to come out for some little band from Portland. The few who did were treated to an awesome show by an up and coming band who sounds something like Modest Mouse but with better lyrics. It was cool... they drove the kids who were here into a frenzy. I love shows like that. The unlikely ones. Sort of like the first time I saw The White Stripes, there were only 5 people in the room total (including the bartender and the sound guy). Jared Mees and the Grown Children were a total surprise… I freaking loved them. Anyway, this song moved me (you can listen here: http://www.myspace.com/jaredmees ) The lyrics (some words might not be right): THE TALLEST BUILDING IN HELL I hate to say it But these last few years Have been hell But patience pays off, finally! I’ve been told that The tallest building in Hell Has an awesome view Of the Emerald City And it’s hard to believe When you’re up so late at night And it’s hard to believe When you do nothin’ wrong And it’s hard to believe When you're so comfortable Movin’ so fast, breathin’ so slow I hate to say it But these last few years Have been hell But patience pays off, finally! At the end of the longest Book ever wrote It’s ho hum, ho hum, oh me… You still laugh in your sleep I take that seriously You still laugh in your sleep I take that seriously You still laugh in your sleep I take that seriously You still laugh in your sleep... I hate to say it But these last few years Have been hell But patience pays off, finally! Patience pays off, finally! Patience pays off, finally!

Saturday - November 1

Run
  • 1h 15m
  • 7.60 miles
  • 09m 52s /Mi

trail run with ramone

Friday - October 31

Bike
  • 3h 45m
  • 60.20 miles
  • 16.05 Mi/hr

Rode up the pass - hit ice, crashed banged up my knee and hip. This happens before every big race, so why not this one too. Ramone got out again! I don't know where he is. I'm so fucking overwhelmed.

Thursday - October 30

Bike
  • 1h 20m
  • 24.20 miles
  • 18.15 Mi/hr

night riding

Feet numbing cold! Did you know that East Vail is Darker than anywhere in the world at night? Oncoming I-70 traffic blinds you first, then the absolute darkness is scarier than hell!

Run
  • 45m
  • 5.00 miles
  • 09m /Mi

Easy trail run with ramone

Swim
  • 35m
  • 1600.00 meters
  • 02m 11s /100 meters

night swimming

Wednesday - October 29

Tuesday - October 28

Bike
  • 1h 05m
  • 17.00 miles
  • 15.69 Mi/hr

night biking.

Run
  • 23m
  • 3.00 miles
  • 07m 40s /Mi

treadmill running.

Swim
  • 34m
  • 1500.00 meters
  • 02m 16s /100 meters

Night swimming.

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