Sunday, June 14, 2009

Air Force Academy, and Beyond

Today I ran the Academy with Bill, my partner in the Leadville 100. We started north of the Academy on Baptist Road, ran in to Pike National forest, came south on forest roads and single track until we were near the turndown for Stanley Canyon. we decided to head down an unknown path, and ended up finding an outstanding stretch of singletrack that ran the north edge of Rampart Resevior down to Stanley Resevior.

This was really one of the prettiest stretches I have been on in a long time. We ended up making it halfway down the Stanley Canyon trail, 12 miles in to our run before we saw another person. That is awesome.

We finished up on the Falcon trail to Sante Fe Trail back up to Baptist and to the car - 25 miles on the dot.

It was a gorgeous Colorado Morning, we were running by 6am and were out for about 5 hours. I really feel pretty good tonight considering I essentially ran a marathon this morning through the mountains. Could be worse...

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