Our last two days of training in Boulder were both good. On Saturday we went up to Magnolia Road for a long run. It was really nice weather up there, with lots of sun and minimal wind. Running uphill at 8,500 feet is challenging in itself, but coupled with the hills being longer and steeper than what I am used to training on, it becomes extra hard. Big long hills on the way out mean the way back is full of long downhills, which is nice. One of the hardest parts about running at Magnolia road is the steep half mile hill up to the finish.
|Tom on Flagstaff Mountain|
|Where we ran up the canyon on Sunday|
Looking ahead, I am planning on doing some indoor track races in the next few weeks and then I have two triathlons, one on March 1 in Clermont, FL and the next a week later in Sarasota, FL. Our trip to Boulder was a great one and below are some more pictures from the trip.
|Getting in some strength work|
|Sometimes we were the only ones at the gym :)|
|It was a bit chilly for a few days and we had some big icicles|
|The alley behind our house leading up to Chatauqua|
|The big tiger "painting" on the bedroom wall|
|Tom pondering the mountains|
|Running at Fairview HS, which has one of the greatest views of any track|
|We were treated to some nice sunsets over the mountains from our apartment|
|We took a break to have some GU Energy gel next to our favorite Boulder llamas|
|Where we parked at Magnolia Road|
|Before running at Magnolia Road|
|Tom getting ready to run at Magnolia Road|