February, March, and April 2015


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Horsetooth south summit


Round Mountain Trail

Longs from Crosier

Nice day for a hike

It’s been a rough Spring. With near-constant pain in my left knee, I’ve really struggled to do much running at all. What little running I have done has been quite painful for the most part. I was able to do a lot of walking and hiking (which are less painful), and a fair bit of cycling (which is also less painful). The good news is that my knee is finally starting to feel a bit better in May (though still not great).

Month Workouts Total Dist Avg Dist Total Ascent Avg Ascent
January 27 274.15 miles 10.15 miles 34486.2 feet 1277.27 feet
February 10 86.31 miles 8.63 miles 12141.1 feet 1214.11 feet
March 12 57.27 miles 4.77 miles 12320.9 feet 1026.74 feet
April 12 96.01 miles 8. miles 14028.9 feet 1169.07 feet
Total 61 513.74 miles 8.42 miles 72977. feet 1196.34 feet

Running 2015 4


Freak snowstorm on the way to school

Guard rail rash

Buckhorn Canyon

I transitioned to a new training log, and I don’t have all my historical cycling data imported yet. So here’s February, March, and April 2015:

313 miles, 21h30m, 21,926 ft ascent, max speed 51.4 mph.


Canyonlands NP

I wasn’t super familiar with Canyonlands National Park before my trip to Moab, UT in February. Even though I was a bit short on time, I had to pay a quick visit on the Sunday morning after the Red Hot 55K before I headed back home. In short, I was blown away.

In the park is the confluence of the Colorado River and the Green River. The two rivers form deep canyons that, with no bridges within the park’s boundaries, separate the park into three separate districts that are quite a long drive apart from each other. So I just visited the Island in the Sky District closest to Moab.

Canyonlands NP

Canyonlands NP

I drove the entire length of the road in that district, stopping at every overlook to stretch my sore legs and take in the scenery.

Mesa Arch

Canyonlands NP

Canyonlands NP

Canyonlands NP

Canyonlands NP


Canyonlands NP

Canyonlands NP

The 3 miles I hiked did wonders for my legs after the race and before the long drive home. What should have been a 6 hour drive turned into 11 as I got caught in a whiteout blizzard crossing the Rockies before I even reached the weekend ski traffic that was all headed back to Denver at the same time. So my afternoon and evening weren’t nearly as pleasant as my morning.

Anyway, I anticipate returning to Canyonlands at some point in the future. With a bit more time I’d love to see the other two districts of the park as well.