Last weekend it was Deer Creek, and on Saturday it was Mt. Falcon. Oh how I love hitting up these Front Range parks. I'm sure after getting more regular in my visits, it won't be all that noteworthy. For now it is.
I met up with Patrick, Jim, Todd, Brian, and Jaime for a loop that hits every trail (dubbed version 1 by Scott J.). While it was a little chilly in the parking lot, we were shedding layers quickly. What a perfect day to be running in the mountains with friends. The pace was quick, but sustainable. I came away with 2:17 (moving time) for the 14 miles.
I was encouraged after this run because ever since Bandera, I've been nursing aches and pains pretty much all over. My knee and hip have been the most problematic. I was a little apprehensive about this run because Mt. Falcon can be so unforgiving. While I felt my maladies a bit during the run, they were all kept in check and I'm none the worse today. After a day of skiing at Winter Park, I got in another solid 10 late this afternoon to enjoy the last bit of our mild weather.
Now from almost 70 degrees on Friday, to a forecasted MINUS 17 degrees on Wednesday morning, I can't wait to see who the brave souls are that will run in this arctic blast!