This was my first race post-COVID! It was really nice to be back racing, even if it was at a small event. The biggest problem with a small even is that I place behind almost everyone, but for a race like this one, it isn't that big of a deal. This race is mostly about the experience.
One of the advantages of having a "normal" job is that I get federal holidays off. Somewhat of a mixed blessing, in reality, but as an end result, I ended up with a 3 day weekend for the 4th of July. I decided to take the opportunity to climb another 14er, since I would have plenty of time to recover.
Having failed to reach the top of Mt. Sherman back in May (mainly because the skiing looked so much better on Mt. Sheridan), I decided to return now that summer has officially started and hike the mountain.
I decided the weekly training updates were getting a bit old, so I'm going with a monthly one.
My father and I went exploring today to see how high up roads were open. The road over Cottonwood Pass was still closed (as are the roads over Independence Pass and to the top of Mt. Evans), so we went on the road that goes by Cottonwood Lake up to Mineral Basin.
Managed to miss my long run this week, so numbers are down a bit.
This week didn't go so well.
After a fairly long week, hour wise, at work, and a slightly exhausting 18km long run, I came up with the genious idea to do a little bit of backcountry skiing. As there is basically no snow left in the front range, I headed to Fairplay with plans of skiing on Mt. Sherman, a 14er that is a few miles west of there.