Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring in the Rockies!

Triad of crocus pop through the decomposed granite "dirt" to greet longer, warmer days
Spring in the Rockies is a delight! Thirty degree mornings, sixty degree days. Snow and ice patches on the trails, with upper trails still having feet of snow. I am ready for snow free trails and the ability to run the without regard for slippage! We can get a foot or more of snow in a few hours, then have it melt in the next few hours.

Run with abandon!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Warmer weather and me kilt!

Nothing beats the primal experience of primal running in a kilt! As William Wallace said (in reference to England, which chafed and constricted significantly more than pants): Freedom!

For any wondering what I run in, it's the Marine tartan economic kilt from Stillwater Kilts. Great kilt for $30 that handles mountain winds nicely even though it's light weight and attaches with velcro waist.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Record Mileage for March!

Prior to March, the most miles I'd done in a month was 117 last October. This March, I more than doubled that, traveling 238.4 miles. I'll explain more about this in my next post, but this type of improvement began after a pilgrimage to Chimayo I undertook with my family back in June, 1998.