Black Toes

Trail running, running, and hiking in Colorado's Front Range.

Saturday, February 26, 2005


My shoes are finally coming from Road Runner Sports! I got a Nike Tailwind inertial distance meter, but it wasn't working. So, I sent it back and ordered new shoes. My old ones have a couple of hundred miles on them and have served me well since September 26, 2004. Thought it was about time to retire them.

So, my Asics Gel Evolutions should be coming sometime this week!

Plus, my run today was awesome. We took the baby to swim class today, but he was fairly zonked out from playing in bed this morning. Downed some coffee (still some shred of a cyclist left in me) and went for my 50 minute run.

I was able to do 8:39/mi for the first 3 miles and 9:00/mi for the last 2.67 miles. I think that is due to the topography of Golden. I ran out along beer canyon (basically, the valley where Coors beer is made).

There is a slight slope downwards from where I live (at 5900 ft) towards Arvada, which is a couple of hundred feet lower. The air smelled very strongly of hops and beer, which is sort of nasty. You do get used to it though. The worst was rugby practice in college: doing suicides while the air reeks of hops.

All in all it was a pretty good run. Lots of people out running, very sunny, and some fly-fishers in Clear Creek, too. I also discovered that the Chemical Brothers make for excellent motivational music.

Run Summary:
Distance: 5.67 mi
Time: 50 minutes
Pace: 8:49 min/mi

We'll see how I do on tomorrow's 80 minute run...


  • At 7:19 AM, Blogger Brendan said…

    I used to live very close to the Genesee Brewery (now known as the Upper Falls Brewery) in Rochester, NY, so I know exactly what you mean about the smell. How can something so good start out so bad?

  • At 10:42 PM, Blogger april anne said…

    Here's to wearing out the next pair...


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