Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pikes Peak Ascent bold prediction

Not for me, but for the winner.  I voted on GZ's poll for Rickey Gates.  Last year in the week before the Barr Trail Mountain Race I was slogging up the W's and he came cruising up past me.  I didn't know who he was until race day.  I have kind of followed him and his blog since.

Michael Aish was my next choice - for the only reason that he and I were born in New Zealand.  Got to support the Kiwis.  (not the fruit, but the natives).

Just now I was looking at results from the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon - I ran this 2 years ago so have kind of kept track of it since and would like to do it again one day as it is a fast course. 

Anywhoooo.... Mario Macias won today w/ a time of 1:02:50.  That's a 4:57 per mile pace. 


Now I realize that the Ascent is a completely different race - but if that record (2:01:06) was to ever fall, I would give Mario a fighting chance next Saturday.


  1. I think my legs would fall off... Or burst into flames or something... 4:57 is something you won't ever see at the end of a run on my Garmin :)

  2. I think the best chance my Garmin would see 4:57 - throw it over the edge of Cirque