Masters Running


Self Intro (Read 321 times)

    Hi. I'm PapaB. I never really posted much on the CR site but used it for two years to track miles. Let's see. I'm 40. I've been running three years. Last year I did about 1,000 miles. This year, I'll do around 1,100. Three years ago I was at my mother's pre-mature funeral in a suit that I was exploding out of. It was a wake up call. I've been running since. First couple years I was more into the weights, not so much now. My big goal of 2007 was to run a sub 20 minute 5K. I ran a 20:04 trusting the accuracy of my GPS too much for managing pace. Oh well. Maybe next year. I ran a first marathon about a year ago. 1/3 on street, 1/3 on packed snow, 1/3 on 2" to 3" deep snow on trail where my feet were probably pair #10 after the snowfall. Ugh. I now run for many reasons but I think the most important now is just to have the meditative time to self. I do like speed, but I don't really like races. What I love is mountain trails all to myself. I think my favorate place to run is the Section 16 trail outside Colorado Springs. It's a six mile loop in the foothills of the Rockies. The first 2 miles are up about 800 ft. (8% incline). Then the remaining 4 miles, you fly down the weaving trail at a crazy pace. I love to run, but I also love snow skiing too. Skiing is a serious workout, especially bumps. Unfortunately the "sport" I really excel at, and this is embarassing, is rollerskating. I don't yet have any real running goals for 2008. I think I'd like to just run another 1,000 miles. And maybe set a new 5K goal.
      quads or inline? Hi & welcome! (Taking bets on when (in 2008) PapaB will blast the 20 minute barrier -- any takers?)
        Quads. I have inlines too but I grew up in a town that had a, well, roller rink and that was about it.


          Welcome PapaB You're making some serious progress in the 5k Nice job and good luck for 08. jjj
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            Hello Papa - Your trail run looks fantastic! I love that Local Hikes website and use it all the time. hup


              quads or inline? Hi & welcome! (Taking bets on when (in 2008) PapaB will blast the 20 minute barrier -- any takers?)
              If he races in February, that is when I am betting on. Smile


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