Looks like a New Race on Pikes Peak - up the Pikes Peak Highway from the Toll Gate to Glen Cove. 11.6 miles, 3675 elevation gain, avg 5 - 8% grade. Inaugural race this August 28th - same day as the Assault on the Peak - bike ride from Manitou, up to Pikes Peak Summit.
My idea of a Pikes Peak Triathlon from a month or so ago is starting to get legs / wheels / closer. The revised (unofficial, unplanned, uncoordinated and very unlikely that I will try it) version:
1) Run from the Toll gate up to Glen Cove, 2) bike from Glen Cove to the Summit, 3) buy a "world famous donut" from the Summit House.
My son and I are entered into the Barr Trail Mountain Race on July 17th. We are both curious / excited / hoping that he can maybe get close to the age group record (2:42:52) for the 10-14 yrs. He is 12, by the time he is 14 it may happen, hopefully by him. We hiked up to Barr Camp a few weeks back a couple of weeks ago - round trip took about 6 hours, so we only need to take off 3 hrs 20 mins or so and the record is his. We hiked, rested, took a 30 minute stop at Barr Camp. No rush at all that day - just wanted him to see what he is getting into.
Last night - we started his training for it, so, from the start line up to the top of the W's. 31:03. Very proud of him. I had him lead the whole way so he could set the pace. We stopped a few times for water - (was 89 degrees when we parked to start - although not too bad in the shade), calf stretching and breath catching - never stopping the watch. According to official race splits - he beat the record by over 50 seconds. We have a long way to go, where so much can happen and realise there is so much more than the W's to this race. But this very proud Father is a little giddy about what potentially lies ahead.