We all know when training is involved there are so many sacrifices that are made. The event really dictates the sacrifices involved. 5k’s are different from 10k’s, from half marathons and even more different than the Pikes Peak Ascent. This particular event is the sacrifices while training for the Pikes Peak Ascent.
The training for the PPA really began back in March when some runs went to North Cheyenne Canyon and the Chutes. From there it was Section 16, Garden of the Gods, Barr…Continue
Added by Gene Chavez on July 27, 2014 at 9:19pm — No Comments
The Saturday before the Summer Roundup I went to the top of Pikes Peak and sat up there for a couple of hours. Normally I would have ran down some and then back up for some Pikes Peak Ascent training. However, with the Summer Roundup the next day I just wanted to be on top for some altitude time.
As I sat on top and watched runners going up and down I was sad for a second that I wasn’t running. Yes, it was only for a second and then I was actually happy I wasn’t running, haha. As…Continue
Added by Gene Chavez on July 14, 2014 at 8:56pm — 3 Comments
Bubba has officially renamed this race to Summer Pound Up. I had an idea of the course because I tried to run some of it a few days earlier. I knew it was going to take my very best to conquer this course. I did all the things I normally do to insure I would give it my best but this course pounded me.
As I waited for the start I felt good. The temperature was just right for me. I thought I was going to get the best of this course. The first mile was congested but I knew it would…Continue
Added by Gene Chavez on July 7, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment