Perhaps I was a bit burnt out from the Black Hills and Leadville, but also this fall has become extremely more busy with work at Plymouth water/wastewater and NIACC Cross Country. but I'm anxious to try to keep this record going and to post some the major events of the last month and a half. So I'll see what I can do with the generous use of photos and a sort-of Cliff notes approach!
Tuesday, August 14
This was an off-campus cross country workout at Pilot Knob again. A lot of good miles with hills.
Wednesday, August 15
This was a travel day with a long drive to Colorado. No miles running or walking but tiring non-the-less. 14 hours in the car.
Thursday, August 16
This was a great day. Morning run near Divide, Co. Then drove to Leadville. Attended the pasta feed at the gym in Leadville then headed out to Brandon Fuller's BBQ party where I met a lot of runners that I had previously only known via the internet!
|Kevin Osborn (pacer and travel companion), Fred McCurnin, and Jeanne McCurnin (Leadville 100 runner whom Kevin and I intend to help pace through the race Saturday)|
|We ran portions of the Elden-Fehn and the Vayhinger Trails|
|The haze, we learned, was due to forest fires south of Colorado|
|Couldn't believe how long it may of taken for this rock to be grown into the crotch of the tree!|
|Here I am just after meeting Tony Krupicka, , Dakota Jones,and Nick Clark |
|Nick Clark (back to camera) visiting with Tony Krupicka , Brandon Fuller (host), and Nick Pedatella (blue shirt) (borrowed photo)|
|Tim Long (Footfeathers) talking with Frank Bozanich |
Caught some of the check-in excitement downtown then went on a recon run out at Turquoise Lake. Met Lucho (Tim Waggoner) near the race headquarters.
|Powerline visible from across the lake.|
|Haze is still due to forest fires.|
|And the Black Hills 100 thought they had a crooked tree!|
|I so love rock cairns.|
Saturday, August 18 to Sunday, August 19
Photos from the Leadville 100 where I helped by pacing Jeanne over Hope Pass on the return. Quite the day with little sleep then Kevin and I headed home shortly after lunch.
|Jeanne McCurnin with Fred McCurnin and Kevin Osborn|
|Lucho and Footfeathers|
|Aerial photography via remote control.|
|Lucho and Footfeathers|
|Remains of some structures of the Winfield ghost-town|
|Brandon Fuller and pacer Nick Pedatella|
|Coming in to the aid station at Hopeless.|
|Kevin and Jeanne bringing it home!|
More short summaries of the weeks to come.