[caption id="attachment_249" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="From Flatirons Vista trails. Good view of S. Boulder Peak, which is typically tucked in behind Bear Peak from most vantage points."][/caption]
If we weren't nearly half way through May, this rain/snow/cold would be acceptable.
Summer called and said it was held up in traffic but offered a little glimpse of its visit on Sunday. Steve and Kathleen drove up from CO Springs for a run. They just got back from a week of running and relaxing in New Mexico, so I wasn’t sure I could meet their expectations. Luckily, it was a beautiful day and they seemed to like the trails we explored. I haven’t seen so many people on this route before. We must have passed or been passed by well over 100 people from mountain bikers to casual family outings.
Steve plays the Sherpa in the Kathleen and Steve adventures and carries all the essentials, including a camera, so I relied on his expertise with the photos – in good hands for sure. After the run we snapped a couple group photos with Pippit, got cleaned up, and headed out for lunch. A good time as always!
[caption id="attachment_250" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Steve and I enjoy the rare sun and warmth"][/caption]
The week turned out light but good. Forty five miles on the week in four runs (32 miles Sat/Sun). The hamstring has improved each day and seems fine now. I’ll push this week into some heavier miles and vertical and make the call on Jemez by Sunday. It’s a long drive and tough race, so I want to feel good going into it.
Thanks to Kathleen and Steve for driving up; I had a terrific time with them and appreciate the company.