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.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Greenland Trail

Before the real focus of Pikes Peak Marathon training kicks in, the Greenland Trail race takes place in about 7 weeks.  So I got a (8 mile) lap in yesterday afternoon.

A big difference in trail conditions from when I was there 2 weeks ago when the majority of it was snow covered - some places about a foot deep.  Yesterday, almost all the snow was gone and only just a few muddy spots.

However, it's that time of year where the wind blows seemingly more there than many other areas around, probably because it is so exposed and a little higher elevation.

One day it could be coming from the South, other days from the North - some days both.

I was still feeling the effects from Tuesday's jaunt up to Barr Camp, so started out easy into the wind.   Seemed like a recent horse event had left plenty of souvenirs on the trail - hoofprints.  Tricky on the ankles - need to work on strengthening those.

5 miles in for a little over 45 minutes, then I was feeling nice and loose so I pushed the last 3 miles and did those in just over 22 minutes.  Final time was 67:14.  Not bad, definite room for improvement - which should come as I spend more time there.

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