LooseCrew-JeffO: Red Rocks PR


Ramblings of an adventurous guy living in Denver and playing in the mountains.
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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Red Rocks PR

Tonight, I set a new PR for my Red Rocks loop. It's 6.8 to 7 miles of jagged trail. Lots of climbing and plenty to trip and crash on.
The temperature was PERFECT!
The Celsius conversion is: PERFECT!
I wore my New Balance 790's, Wright socks, and flimsy running shorts. I took a 20oz Ultimate Direction bottle, but I should ditch that next time.
I was gasping so hard, drooling, spitting... At one point, I somehow got the rhythm of my breathing and swallowing wrong and half threw-up, but I caught it, and swallowed it back down. It tasted like broccoli, cauliflower, V-8, carrots, cranberries, apple, and sport drink. A bit got down my windpipe. Heavy coughing followed.
When I was finishing, I was gasping and sprinting to the finish. If I had been a horse, you would have taken pity on me, laid me down and put a bullet in my brain. But it was worth it!

My old PR was 1:13:51.
My new PR is 1:08:00, exactly!

Now this is Justin's chance to say, "Yeah, but I did it in 40 minutes, dude!"


At 1:42 PM, Blogger Sunshine Girl said...

Ewwwwww. That's why you brought the water bottle - to wash down what you brought up.

At 2:44 PM, Blogger olga said...

Yuk, man, what a description! I'll make sure to remind myself of it at AC when throwing up:) Congrats on PR nevertheless.

At 8:12 PM, Blogger Meghan said...

PR, PR, PR! Yeah!

Hope things are going well for you!



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